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Annual Summer Training and Development Course

This summer research program is specially designed to provide you the opportunity to learn from our research team and further cultivate your knowledge in cell culture and genetics analysis.
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Cell Culture Fundamental Techniques

REF. CODE: TM-CC-001
June 10 - 11, 2019
This two-day laboratory-based short course provides understanding the principles of basic cell biology techniques which is designed to introduce the practice of laboratory cell culture and optimized procedures, covering topics such as laboratory set-up, safety, and aseptic techniques.

Duration: 
Two days (6 hours lecture and 10 hours practical sessions)

Lecture: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hands-on Training: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Prerequisite/s: 
Essential Lab Skills and GLP & BioSafety and Lab Safety

(Note: Some background knowledge of biology and high-level familiarity with structure and functions of cells is expected.)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The trainee will:

  1. Understand the basic requirements for growing mammalian cells in culture and culture conditions (environment, laboratory, equipment)
  2. Understand the biology of cells in culture
  3. Understand sources of contamination, methods to prevent contamination, and identify contaminated cell cultures
  4. Understand the techniques for culture such as the practices of initiation, cultivation, maintenance, preservation of a cell line
  5. Demonstrate ability to grow and main adherent and suspension cell cultures without contamination
  6. Demonstrate ability to freeze viable cells and recover these cells for future use
  7. Demonstrate ability to prepare cells to be used in assays and future studies
LEARNING OUTCOMES
COURSE CONTENT
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Basics of Genetics Analysis

(Cell Viability, DNA Extraction and Quantification, PCR Amplification and Gel Electrophoresis)
REF. CODE: TM-GP-001
June 12 - 13, 2019
 

This two-day laboratory-based short course discusses the basic principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. This course will provide a stair-step introduction of genetics from the basic concepts to exploring more complex topics, including molecular biology, gene mapping and genetic research. It will give researchers and students a framework to better understand, predict, the factors that underlie genetic research, disorders, theories and more. This course is a comprehensive overview of key techniques in molecular biology mostly related to DNA analysis.

Duration: 
Two days (6 hours lecture and 10 hours practical sessions)

Lecture: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hands-on Training: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite/s: 
Essential Lab Skills and GLP & BioSafety and Lab Safety

(Note: Some background knowledge of biology and high-level familiarity with structure and functions of cells is expected.)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The trainee will:

  1. understand the nature, structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes;
  2. explore the role of genes, chromosomes and genetic methods in protein function, gene regulation, health and inherited diseases;
  3. categorize how molecular cell biology explains cell function at the level of an individual cell, and as part of a tissue or organism;
  4. realize the existing and emerging model organisms of genetic research;
  5. learn about the different types of samples that can be used for DNA analysis and the different preparation procedures required for each sample type;
  6. learn various DNA extraction methods applied to a variety of tissue types;
  7. follow the general process of the collection and preparation of a sample followed by the extraction and analysis of the DNA; andgain understanding on fundamental molecular techniques including DNA extraction using an experimental organism such as cell cultured samples, amplification (using PCR), sequencing and interpretation.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
COURSE CONTENT

12 Slots Available Only

First Come, First Served.
Registration open until May 21, 2019 (Tuesday).

Registration Fee

SAR 3000 

Payment will be accepted through the following:

CASH

MCB Laboratory Office located at Ground floor, Room AA40, Building 23, BUC-College of Dentistry, KSU (before photography office)

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Bank Deposit
(NOTE: Available only until 29 MAY, 2019 (WEDNESDAY))

Please email mcblaboratory@ksu.edu.sa or mcblaboratory@gmail.com for bank details
Send a copy of bank deposit slip/transaction receipt to mcblaboratory@ksu.edu.sa or mcblaboratory@gmail.com to confirm your slot.

Venue

Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, 
Ground Floor, College of Dentistry, 
King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at +966 011 46 78543
or email us at mcblaboratory@ksu.edu.sa / mcblaboratory@gmail.com.