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Molecular Biology Course - University of Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba is glad to inform you that we will hold the Molecular Biology Course in collaboration with Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB), HCMC, Vietnam, again in 2016. This course aims at providing Vietnamese students and young scientists with knowledge and hands on experience of RNA extraction, Reverse Transcription, semi-quantitative PCR that are widely used in the field of molecular biology. Participants will have an opportunity to practice designing their own research.


·     Time: January 11, 2016 ~ January 16, 2016


·     Place: Institute of Tropical Biology


9/621 Ha Noi Highway, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


·     Participation Fee: Free


(Participants must cover their own transportation, hotel and other actual expenses, if any)


·     Application Deadline: Sunday, November 1st, 2015


·     Contents:


1.  Cancer is a common cause of death worldwide. Therefore it is highly important to understand cancer biology to find therapeutic targets and improve cancer survival and quality of life in cancer patients. Cancer cells are cells which react abnormally to growth factors. In this course students will investigate cellular responses to growth factors, comparing normal cells to cancer cells. Students will measure the genetic response to these factors using RNA extraction and semi-quantitative PCR. Additionally, proliferation assay and migration assay will be performed in the presence or absence of these factors.


2.  After obtaining the results, each group will discuss and design additional experiments.


3.  Finally, each group will prepare Power Point slides to share their experiences in the form of a presentation.


·     Application:


Applicants are required to submit a complete application form electronically to University of Tsukuba - Ho Chi Minh City Office at email <<>>


Notice: Students who have attended previous events hold by the University of Tsukuba such as Molecular Biology Course, Advanced Topics in Biotechnology and Medicine in HCMC, Summer Research Program in Tsukuba, are ineligible to apply this course.


For further information, please contact:




University of Tsukuba - Ho Chi Minh City Office



3rd Floor, 268A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam



Tel: (08) 39326258 - 0932514923




The flyer and Application form can be downloaded here.



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