Clinical and laboratory genetic testing for hereditary disorders.
Vilnius University
Departament of Human and Medical Genetics
Prof. Dr. V.Kucinskas
A.Utkus, M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., K.Grigalioniene, MSc.
English (required), Russian, Lithuanian (optional)
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The project is combined for students to learn more about Clinical and Molecular Genetics. Patients come from all around Lithuania for a consult, an examination or to run diagnostic tests for confirming or declining the suspected diagnosis. In the Department doctors and laboratory staff gain and interpret data from patients, run genetic tests and make further recommendations for treatment. Genetic testing and counseling are the major parts of the job. Most of the cases are those of hereditary disease, such as cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, Huntington
What is the aim of the project?
Participate in ongoing project stage, perform various techniques that helps to collects data and express it.
What techniques and methods are used?
DNA extractions, PCR, Real time PCR, blood samples.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Attend to lab work everyday, follow tutors orders and be enthusiastic.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
yes, student will be provided with theoretical teaching about the project.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
We expect that the student will attend at least 80% of the research exchange, be responsible for his/her actions at the practice and be accountable to the supervisor and LORE/NORE. As this project involves patients, it is student.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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