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D07 Advanced Genetic Technologies & Their Clinical Applications Short Course 2017

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Advanced Genetic Technologies
Dates of Event
26th February 2018 – 2nd March 2018
Last Booking Date for this Event
1st February 2018
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The module gives an introduction to genetic testing and research technologies from classic Sanger sequencing to next generation sequencing and genome wide association studies. These methods are crucial for understanding the potential and significance of genetic research into neuromuscular diseases, over 60% of which are hereditary diseases. The course will also give attendants the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to understand the uses and limitations of new cutting edge genetic technologies. We also give considerations to how and which gene therapy approaches can lead to clinical applications. Our students will also have an introduction into ethical considerations in the context of genetic research and genetic counselling.

Grant writing exercise 

Within the frame of the Advanced Genetic Technologies module, participants have an opportunity to get acquainted with the process of competitive grant application- a fundamental process to fund and maintain clinical and basic research activity. Most of our participants will become active researchers who at some point of their career will rely on grant funding to conduct their research. In this exercise guidance and general advice is given about various aspects of grant writing and have to submit a grant proposal as course work for those who choose to take the course as a taster module.

. Examples of lecture topics in the Advanced Genetic Technologies and Clinical applications short course:

Patient-derived stem cells

Gene therapy- the use of antisense oligonucleotides

Mouse genetics

Future of Genetics

Genetic counselling


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