Practical Course + Seminar: Molecular Biology Techniques
The practical course “Molecular Biology Techniques” will take place as soon as the minimum number of interested participants have registered (minimum number of participants:5, maximum number of participants: 8). The practical course is accompanied by a seminar. The participation in the seminar is mandatory for all participants of the practical course. Participation in only part of the course is not possible. The course language will be English.
The contents of the course may vary slightly from semester to semester (depending on the background of the course participants). The course generally covers methods from molecular biology, cell biology, histology and cell culture.
The topics may include:
- DNA and RNA isolation (cells and tissues) + methods of optimization
- Histology, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry
- Laser-mediated microdissection (LMM)
- PCR techniques including real-time PCR
- Approaches for inhibition of gene expression, e.g. via small interfering RNA
- Western blotting & ELISA
Each day starts with the seminar consisting of two presentations of approximately 40 minutes about an assigned topic. Each participant will be required to prepare 1 or 2 presentations. A brief introduction into the experiment that will be performed in the practical part will be given by the instructor. After the practical part, the results will be discussed.
Time and date:
4 days (Tuesday to Friday), divided into 2 weeks, i.e. 2 days per week (participants will be notified of the exact weekdays in advance)
- seminar: 9:00 – 10:30
- practical course: 10:30 – 18:00
Start in winter semester (WS): 2nd week of March
Start in summer semester (SS): 2nd week of August
Application via email to Klaus Frommer
Application deadline: 20 January (for WS) and 20 June (for SS)
Due to the limited number of participants we can accept in each course, applicants will have to wait for a confirmation of their registration.
In order to be able to adapt the course contents to the participants’ knowledge, we ask you to email us information about your current level of education (semester, major, degrees, experience with techniques).
PD Dr. Elena Neumann, Dr. Klaus Frommer
Dept. of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
3. floor of the Franz-Groedel-Institute (research facility)
61231 Bad Nauheim