Turkey, Istanbul

Genetics: Working with DNA

when 29 July 2018 - 12 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee USD 750

Genetics as one of the exiting fields of science plays an important role with studies regarding the mechanisms of unknown reasons of several diseases. As we are living in an era of technological wonders, medical and science students participated in this summer program will have the opportunity to work with the latest innovative instruments to detect and diagnose various diseases. So in this line, 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. Since network and collaboration are the key elements of scientific and health community, we believe that together we will be the pioneers of raising individuals who can settle to the changing health conditions as well as solve problems, be collaborative and productive, have teamwork facilities, and most importantly raise the awareness to value the individual health.

Course leader

Lect. 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 give a general understanding of basic principles of medical genetics and teach students the current applications operated in molecular genetics research field. During the course, the concept of medical genetics and its connections with human diseases will be covered systematically from the central dogma "DNA-RNA-PROTEIN", and then generalizing with the recent applications used in the diagnosis of various human diseases. 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 DNA Isolation Procedures, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Sequencing and Bioinformatics Tools.

Fee info

USD 750: Program Fee Includes;
Tuition fee ( 50 hours of contact hours )
Course Materials
14 Nights Superior Hostel Accommodation in shared rooms
Free museum entrance cards
Two weekend sightseeing tours ( Bosphorus Boat Tour & Historical Peninsula )
Graduation Ceremony
Delightful Istanbul Program Amenities ( Bag, T-shirt, Notebook and Pens)
USD 690: Early registration fee : 690 USD
Deadline: 01 June 2018