The Life Science Learning Lab (German name Gläsernes Labor) on the Berlin-Buch campus opened in 1999 and was one of the first learning labs for high school students in Germany. Nationwide, it is now regarded as a prototype for the establishment, focus and sustainability of extracurricular teaching facilities within science and biotechnology parks. According to the motto “experience – comprehension – understanding”, the Life Science Learning Lab offers more than 20 experimental courses in genetics, neurobiology, cell biology, ecology, radioactivity, renewable energy and chemistry for secondary school students in five modern labs every year. The courses focus on method competence, motivation and career guidance in life sciences.
The educational concept is designed to ensure that all experiments are closely related to the school curriculum and that the students perform experiments independently in small groups. The courses are led by scientists from the campus research institutions. With more than 15,000 students and teachers who participate in courses each year, the Life Science Learning Lab is one of the most visited learning labs in Germany.
Assistance in career choice and planning is given through further offers, such as a week-long intensive course in molecular biology and a summer academy. In collaboration with the Berlin education board, certified advanced training courses for teachers are also offered.
The Gläsernes Labor Akademie (GLA) on the Berlin-Buch campus offers certified courses, workshops and lab trainings for scientists, PhD students and postdocs of sciences, medical degree programs and for technical assistants. Together with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, the program focusing on Life Sciences is continuously adjusted.High-quality, practical and well-priced courses enable the attendees to get a compact overview on complex business areas, e.g. with the „Biotech & Pharma Business Summer School – from Target to Market“ or to improve their professional qualifi cation by participating in a lab training, e.g. one of the two CRISPR/Cas workshops.
Please find detailed information about course programs and registration on our website at https://www.glaesernes-labor-akademie.de/
If you are interested in our current GLA program or perhaps, wish to nominate a staff member to participate, we are looking forward to advising you, your team and colleagues.
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For the general public
The public is invited to learn more about the latest developments in life sciences at the Learning Lab. The Life Science Learning Lab participates in events such as the Open Houses and thematic science years of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the Long Night of the Sciences on the Berlin-Buch campus.
The Life Science Learning Lab is part of the BBB Management GmbH Campus Berlin-Buch – the management and development company of the science, health and biotechnology park Berlin-Buch.