Biocom Institute supports teachers with high-quality professional development, equipment, and hands-on curricula to develop the next generation of life science leaders and innovators. Our programs empower teachers to engage students in the practices that scientists use in their work, including problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. Curriculum is teacher informed and approved.

Biocom Institute supports educators through:

Learning Support

Teacher Professional
Learning and Support

Life Science

Instructional Materials
for Life Science

Industry Resources and Connections

Industry Resources
and Connections

Science Standards Curriculum

Life Science Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum

We annually survey teachers to provide a conduit for the voice in the high school life science teacher community to inform Biocom Institute and partner programs. We understand that obtaining educator feedback is critical to creating effective strategies and solution.

Biocom Institute’s programs and professional learning communities assist teachers in planning and implementing experiential life science curriculum for their students.

Biocom Institute's portfolio of educational programs include:

Illumina Genomic Discoveries provides opportunities for classrooms to access genomics curriculum and industry connections. The program empowers teachers to create meaningful experiences for students around genomics and inspire them to pursue careers in life sciences.

This program provides teacher training, curriculum and lab experiences to San Diego high schools. Educators and students  engage in real-world, hands-on experiences using Illumina’s latest genomic sequencing technology.

The Amgen Biotech Experience is a science education program that provides research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum, and professional development to middle and high schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.  In addition to the curriculum and teacher professional development to understand the lab protocols and science, participating teachers receive a loaned kit, free of charge, with research-grade equipment and supplies that allow students to participate in advanced science laboratories.

Life ScienceXP provides K–12 students and educators engaging, hands-on learning experiences in the life sciences. The content offers students an opportunity to think like scientists.
Life ScienceXP features the following components:


Biocom Institute’s professional learning, curriculum materials, and comprehensive programs can support you. Contact us for more information.