On Tuesday Year 12 Biology students attended GTAC (Gene Technology Access Centre) in Melbourne. The students worked in small groups guided by a scientist mentor, a young practising scientists who engaged the students with their enthusiasm for science and with stories of their current research projects. The aim of our work was to transform an E. coli bacteria with a gene from a sea jelly that would allow the bacteria to glow in the dark. The students gained hands on experience with research grade biotechnology equipment with all enjoying the very fun to use pipettes. If our experiment is successful we will expect to see glow in the dark  bacteria on our agar plates on Monday.