Methods in Molecular Genetics

  • Start

    2018-08-05

  • price

    450 eur

  • Credit

    2 ECTS

  • time

    1 week

  • Language

    English

 

Field of study Life Sciences
Application deadline If you don’t need visa, you can apply until July 20!
Dates 5 August 2018 – 11 August 2018
Contact person Elena Plotnikova elena.plotnikova@vdu.lt
Maximum number of students 10
Target Group Bachelor level, Master level and PhD students, researchers and university teachers from areas of biology, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology, bioengineering, biophysics, health sciences.
Entry requirements Basic knowledge of genetics.
Short description This course is a comprehensive overview of the key techniques in molecular biology mostly related to DNA analysis. The course covers the techniques of DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR and restriction digestion. Upon completion of this course, the trainee will be able to extract genomic DNA from animal cells, perform agarose gel electrophoresis to analyse the DNA profile; amplify specific fragments of DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; perform restriction digestion experiments and visualise data obtained. School consists of lectures, practical exercises in laboratories and case studies seminars.
Aim To cover the underlying principles and critical aspects of DNA analysis methodology and interpretation.
Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of DNA analysis with significant hands-on experience;
  • Work and properly interpret DNA analysis results
Programme Structure Topics:

  • Basic genetics knowledge
  • DNA extraction
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Restriction digestion
  • Data visualisation and interpretation
Fee 450 EUR (includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies).