Methods in Molecular Genetics
600,00 euros eur
2 weeks (90 hours)
Jana Radzijevskaja is professor at the Department of Biology at Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and chief researcher at the Centre of Environmental research.
Her research interests include molecular ecology, population genetics, vector-borne diseases and molecular systematics. She has extensive experience in the study of ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Research directions: identification and genetic characterization of the most important vectors of vector-borne diseases; diagnosis and genetic analysis of vector-borne pathogens (tick-borne encephalitis virus; borrelia, anaplasma, rickettsia and bartonella bacteria; babesia parasites; filaroid nematodes) in vectors, wild and domestic animals; investigation of host-parasites relationships; population genetic studies of various animal species based on nuclear and mitochondrial genome markers.
Prof. dr. Jana Radzijevskaja takes an active part in research projects in Lithuania as well as abroad.
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
- basic genetics knowledge
- DNA extraction
- gel electrophoresis
- polymerase chain reaction
- restriction digestion
- data visualisation and interpretation