GSMS Course Registration

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Only GSMS PhD students (including BCN PhD students) can participate in these courses. Use your P-number to register (ask your Personnel Office).

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Course: Techniques in Molecular Biology

This is a practical course where students will be introduced in BASIC laboratory techniques in molecular biology. It is a full-time course (from 9.00 – 17.00 hours) and after completion of the course , the participants will receive a certificate.

Theoretical background concerning structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins, at textbook level, and familiarity with basics of laboratory manipulation are prerequisites for attending the course. In case of any doubts, please contact the course director prior to the course.

The following topics will be dealt with experimentally: plasmid isolation and characterization, transfection, Western blotting, primer design, PCR applications like real time PCR, cloning, RNA interference, immuno- histochemistry, FACS, fluorescence: GFP.

Next to the practical work there are lectures (“mastertalks”) about several techniques used in molecular biology research at the UMCG.

A provisional time sheet of the course will be sent out by E-mail in due time. The final course book and accompanying material will be available one week before the start of the course.



Target Groups

  • PhD students

Contact person

Maaike Bansema,

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