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(Cluj-Napoca) Molecular Medicine Techniques used in Medical Laboratories
Romania (FASMR) - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu", Cluj-Napoca
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu"
Associate professor Horea Matei, M.D., Ph.D
Horea Matei M.D., Ph.D; Nicula Gheorghe Zsolt M.D,
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Molecular medicine is a broad field, where physical, chemical, biological and medical techniques are used to describe molecular structures and mechanisms, identify fundamental molecular and genetic errors of disease, and to develop molecular interventions to correct them. The molecular medicine perspective emphasizes cellular and molecular phenomena and interventions rather than the previous conceptual and observational focus on patients and their organs. The aim of the project is to introduce medical students to the key concepts of the molecular medicine techniques used in medical laboratories. The teaching will be based on the techniques used for diagnosing sexually trasmitted deseases (STDs) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing. This project includes DNA extraction, PCR, the use of the electron microscope, interpretation of data.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to introduce medical students to the key concepts of the molecular medicine techniques used in medical laboratories. The teaching will be based on the techniques used for diagnosing sexually trasmitted deseases (STDs) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing.
What techniques and methods are used?
This project includes DNA extraction, PCR, the use of the electron microscope, interpretation of data.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
They will learn how to manipulate and understand the PCR system as well as the electron microscope. They will also be taught how to interpret the data. The students will be all the time under the supervision of the tutor.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Theoretical teaching will be provided. The students will recieve some lectures for a better understanding of the molecular biology.
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 poster - 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?
There is no special knowledge or a certain level of studies required. All the students who are interested and willing to learn are welcomed. A scientific report is not demanded.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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