The course is particularly for PhD students with a medical background and with limited knowledge of skills in the laboratory. It is the aim of the course to provide such skills to the students. It is a practical hand-on course, conducted together with the corresponding course for biomedicines (stud. scient, BMB514), and division into lab teams occurs across background (biomedical, medical, pharmaceutical).
Skills and techniques include – amongst others
Pipetting and dilutions
Sterile cell culture
Preparation of monoclonal antibodies
Protease activity assay
Cell Biological Assay
Protein and antibody purification
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR, Biacore)
36 hands-on hours in the laboratory. In addition, some preparation and answering of qualifying quiz questions (about 12 hours), and subsequently drafting of a group report (about 8 hours).
The course is settled between November 13th and December 9th (weeks 46-50). There are two weekly days with exercises (Mondays and Thursdays; or Wednesdays and Saturdays, both of 6 hours duration). In week 47 and 48 there is only one exercise day (Monday and Thursday).