Istanbul, Turkey

Genetics and Medical Biotechnology

when 24 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee USD 750

Medical Biotechnology, with the growth in Genetic Engineering technology and the advancement of research in Biotechnology, is experiencing rapid growth in recent years. This natural science field leads to the opportunities in the development of innovative technologies to improve human health through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. In this line, Medical Biotechnology that has revolutionized the health system combines engineering technologies with biological sciences to regulate systems and living organisms. Genome sequencing, cloning, stem cell research and gene therapy combined with CRISPR/Cas9 technology are the most important benefits of genetic engineering that make this field indispensable in the modern world.

Course leader

Asst.Prof. Arta Fejzullahu

Target group

Requirements: Basic Genetics and Computer Skills
Who can participate: Medical School, Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Letters (Molecular Biology and Genetics, Medical Genetics, Human Genetics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Chemistry) Students
Special Event: Laboratory Applications
Participation Limit: 10 Students

Course aim

The course aims to teach advanced lessons in the biological processes meant for medical biotechnology and other purposes. During the course the concept of medical biotechnology and its connections with human genetic diseases will be covered systematically from central dogma of genetics and then generalizing with the recent applications in biotechnology with special topics. The course is designed in two parts which will provide students the opportunity to learn not only the theoretical part of the course but also apply the practical part in our laboratories by using Genomic DNA Isolation and Measurement Procedures, Polymerase Chain Reaction(PCR), RFLP, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Sequencing and Bioinformatics Tools. A unique aspect of this course is its focus on biotechnology in medicine.

Fee info

USD 750: Program Fee Includes;50 course hours and relevant ECTS credits. Each applicant can only choose 1 course subject.
Course materials
14 Nights Superior Hostel Accommodation in shared rooms
Free airport transfer (for groups 10+ students)
Two weekend sightseeing tours ( Bosphorus Boat Tour & Historical Peninsula )
Gastronomy workshop followed by cocktail party
Free Museum entrances
Graduation Certificate
Graduation Ceremony and Party
Delightful Istanbul Program Amenities ( Bag, T-shirt, Notebook and Pens)