Fundamentals of Molecular Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event Jul 16
With the rapid developments in genetic engineering, it has become increasingly important to have a firm background in the basics pertaining to this area of research and technology. This course is designed to provide these fundamentals. The course will present the properties and manipulation of genetic material and will examine the primary gene product ? the protein. Details of current approaches for making recombinant DNA and its use will be emphasized. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of genetic engineering through a study of molecular biology pertaining to the biochemistry of DNA and RNA, their structure and synthesis. Transfer of genetic information and its expression into product will provide the necessary background for the study of genetic engineering techniques. The course will focus on the basics of cutting and splicing DNA and of introducing recombinant DNA into cells for expression into product. The state-of-the-art techniques for making and formulating a product will also be presented.