Training in DNA diagnostics - 3 day practical course 25 to 27 Sept 2012
Apply early to avoid disappointment - limited places available!
Participants will learn the fundamentals of DNA diagnostics with hands on
experience in DNA isolation from varied tissues (blood, buccal scrapes,
bacterial cultures), restriction enzyme analyses (designer DNA), gel electrophoresis (pour and run gels), PCR and primer design (set up several
PCRs), mutation detection, sequencing (analyse traces), result analysis,
report writing and bioinformatics (SNP and mutation sequence retrieval from
The intention is to provide significant hands on time for everybody. You will
analyse the DNA you extract for various diseases and make a diagnosis.
There will also be good coverage of the underlying principles and critical
aspects of DNA chemistry.
Participants will also visit the various pathology divisions and receive
instruction on light cycler applications (haematology), line-probe assays
(microbiology), FISH markers (cytogenetics), and MLPA (human genetics).
This course is aimed at a cross section of professionals including registrars,
consultants, technologists and scientists.
Dates: 25th - 27th September 2012 (9am Tue - 3pm Thu)
Venue: UCT Medical School, Cape Town
Contact person: Dr Fierdoz Omar - email@example.com