SCHEDULE: This is an intensive course which features lectures and lab work at the BTC Institute from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., expected to conclude by 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
COST AND REQUIREMENTS:
$1200 – Industry, medical, clinical laboratory professionals
$900 – Undergraduate & graduate students, post-doctoral candidates
- Natalie Betz, Ph.D., UW-Madison Masters Program in BioTechnology and BTC Institute
- Barbara Bielec, M.S., K-12 Program Director, BTC Institute
- Nadine Nassif, M.S., Scientist, Research & Development, Promega Corporation
- Ryan Olson, B.S., Education Specialist, BTC Institute
- Amy Prevost, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Courses, BTC Institute
- Steven Wong, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Wake Forest Baptist Health
- Ying Ge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Health, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
CONTENT: This practical course is for medical technologists and other clinical laboratory professionals who wish to have direct, hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques utilized in the clinical laboratory.
Upon completion of this course, consisting of 40 hours of combined lectures and laboratory, students will be able to:
- Describe current molecular approaches to disease diagnostics and screening.
- Isolate nucleic acid from whole blood using a standard industrial kit.
- Amplify genes of interest for diagnostic purposes using PCR and RT-PCR.
- Discuss the chemistry and application of high-throughput diagnostic tools such as microarray and luminescent SNP detection.
- Perform microarray and microarray analysis.
- Perform real time PCR analysis of gene targets.
- Complete problem solving exercises to demonstrate knowledge of the course material.
- Maintain a professional laboratory notebook for all work completed.
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