Projects
Name
Viral vector based gene delivery to the lungs of asthmatic animals
University
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - Chang Gung University, Taipei
Domain
Immunology
Departement
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Chang Gung University
Head
Yi-Ywan Margaret Chen
Tutor
Dr. Ming-Ling Kuo
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The specific aim is to apply viral based vectors to deliver gene sequences that have therapeutic potential to modulate asthmatic inflammatory responses. The pathogenesis and novel therapeutic approaches of asthma inflammatory responses will be introduced and discussed through the experiments and lab meetings. One or two most recent papers will be presented by graduate students (as seminar) every month. Techniques: ELISA, RT-PCR, DNA construction, cell culture, flow cytometry, animal asthma model
What is the aim of the project?
not provided
What techniques and methods are used?
Techniques: ELISA, RT-PCR, DNA construction, cell culture, flow cytometry, animal asthma model
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
not provided
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
0
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?

Minimum duration: 3 weeks Maximum duration: 6 weeks
accept 2 student at the same time per period, 4 in total per year.
Every month is fine, but summer or winter vacation is more convenient for the local accompany students.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- 2006; Gene Ther (13): 541-552:{}
- 2008; Clin Microbiol Rev (21): 583-593:{}
- 2009; Hum Gene Ther (20):1-10:{}