Biochemistry Laboratory Research Internship at Istanbul Bilim University
Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul
Demiroglu Bilim University Sisli Florence Nightingale Research and Practise Hospital Demiroglu Bilim University Biochemistry Department Merkez, Abide-i Hurriyet Cd No:164, 34387 Sisli/Istanbul
Assc. Prof. Dr. Sevda TANRIKULU KUCUK
Assc. Prof. Dr. Sevda TANRIKULU KUCUK
Turkish, English
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Demiroglu Bilim University Biochemistry Department has been established at 2006.This department is responsible for our medical biochemistry education and providing researchers from the whole of Bilim university academia with biochemistry related services. The laboratory is also responsible for patient analyses and daily medical operations but the students will be performing their internship within the confines of the procedures related to research only. Currently the most frequent procedures carried out for various ongoing research projects include; - Spectrometry of infused culture media to determine if concentration gradients for experiments are arranged correctly - Analyzing blood and urine samples from patients involved in clinical trials for various parameters. - Statistical compilation of data related to biochemical experiments and procedures. As of january 2020, the most common areas of research that utilize our lab are; - Neuronal biochemistry and neurotransmitters - Neuropharmacology and monoamine neurotransmitter systems These may change depending on the season in which the student arrives. At any circumstance, we will be providing an internship in biochemistry from the perspective of medical research.
What is the aim of the project?
This internship provides opportunities for the student to acquaint themselves with the daily workings of a biochemistry research lab, as well as interact with resident and temporary research staff. It aims to familiarize students with the experimental and administrative processes of being in biochemistry research.
What techniques and methods are used?
The services provided by our lab to researchers running projects focused on biochemistry include; - Standart clinical biochemistry tests: Full Blood Counts, Urine analyses, random blood sugar etc. - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and subsequent gel electrophoresis - Advanced biostatistical analyses using SPSS and Excel (statistical package for social sciences) - Spectrometric analyses of samples deivered by researchers. - Enzymatic isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) for analisis.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Prepare the logbook as part of their research exchange -Learning as much as possible about gastrointestinal and hematological biochemistry. - Help run the daily research activities in the lab including; PCR’s (polymerase chain reaction), electrophoresis, centrifuge - Observe the processes of photo spectrometry - Discuss the experiments and experiences of the day with the lab staff. - Interacting with SPSS (statistical package for social sciences) to perform bio statistical analyses with the data of daily research activities.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
The students will participate in weekly seminars that will be given by Dr. Sevda Kucuk. Subjects covered will be; -Consent and protection of patient data in medical testing -Components and clinical uses of standard major biochemical analyses; Full Blood Count, Complete Urine Analysis, Liver and Renal Function Tests - Biostatistics and usage of the SPSS (statistical package of social sciences) - Structuring graphs and statistics in medical data publishing - Theoretical principles and application of polymerase chain reactions and gel electrophoresis
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 scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Subjects passed: 1st grade biochemistry
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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