Denmark, Aarhus

Introduction to Using C. elegans as Model Organism in Biomedical Research

when 30 July 2012 - 17 August 2012
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1

The small soil nematode Carnorhabditis elegans is a popular genetic model organism used in laboratories worldwide to study complex biological processes such as for example aging, apoptosis and neurobiology. The course will provide a practical introduction to using C. elegans in biomedical research. The course participants will have hands on experience with popular techniques such as RNAi, genetic crosses, transgenic and GFP reporter strains. Furthermore, the course participants will be able to inactive their own gene of interest in C. elegans using RNAi. Thus, during the course the participants will not only be familiarized with using C. elegans as model organism but also be able to evaluate if C. elegans can be used to advance their own ongoing and future studies. Several internationally renowned C. elegans researcher will be invited to give seminars complementing the practical parts of the course. Course offered by Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Course leader

Anders Olsen, Aarhus University

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