Training Course in Molecular Biological Techniques

Course is of 45 h duration and will consist of theory and practicals with hands on experience in DNA based techniques such as DNA extraction and quantification, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA probes, gel electrophoresis, restriction fragment length polymorphism and an exposure to DNA sequencing. Application of the techniques in diagnosis of pathogenic diseases, mutation detection etc will be discussed.

The course is designed for scientists, clinicians, academics, technical officers and students awaiting higher studies in biological sciences.

Number of participants is limited to 20. Those who wish to apply in person are required to make a written application to the Director, IBMBB. A brief curriculum-vitae should be sent with the written application or email the curriculum-vitae to sum@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk or sudeshi@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk.

Course fee 
:Rs. 45,000.00 (Full payment is required before admission to the course.)

Training Course in Cell Culture Techniques

Course will be of 45 h duration and will consist of theory and practicals with hands on experience in basic cell culture techniques such as safety precautions in cell culture lab, media preparation, cell counting and viability determination, growth of adherent and suspension cells and maintenance of cells, freezing and thawing of human cancer cell lines, apoptotic detection by AO/EB staining and DNA fragmentation assay, cytotoxicity determination by MTT and SRB assays and an exposure to anti cancer drug screening. Isolation and maintenance of primary cells and DNA and RNA extraction from cultured cells also will be discussed.

The course is suitable for young scientists, clinicians, academics, technical officers and postgraduate students, students awaiting higher studies in biological sciences and individuals who are interested in pursuing animal cell culture in their scientific fields. Maximum number of participants is limited to 15.

Course fee :For local participants – Rs. 50,000 /=
Course fee for applicants from other SAARC countries – 575 USD.For those interested in payment by credit card payment through Payment Gateway can be arranged.

Advanced Certificate in Immunology

This is a Sri Lanka Quality Framework (SLQF) Level 2 course and equivalent to National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF) Level 4

Target group:

  • Students who wish to study in medicine, biological and biomedical sciences
  • Candidates who wish to seek career opportunities in medical laboratory diagnostics
  • This course will enhance knowledge and provide theoretical basis on immunodiagnostics for those who are already engaged in medical laboratory services.

Duration:

  • 4 months
  • Contact hours on Friday evenings (5.00 – 7.00 pm) and Saturdays (9.00 am – 5.00 pm).
  • Covers 500 notional learning hours including
    • 20 lecture hours
    • 100 practical hours
    • 380 online learning hours

Admission:

  • Requirement: GCE Ordinary Level with Credit passes in English and Science.

Course fee: Rs. 60,000/=

Certification: Advanced Certificate in Immunology (AdvCert (Immunology)) will be awarded to those who have successfully completed the on-line practical assessment, in-class practical assessment, On-line theory assessment and final theory examination.

Training Course in Gene Cloning and Recombinant Protein Expression

Course is of 45 h duration and will consist of theory and practicals with hands on experience in key methods used in modern biotechnology, the course will provide opportunities to perform the latest as well as commonly used techniques of PCR amplification and cloning, Making recombinant constructs, Analysis of the correct construct, Transformation and screening of recombinants, Protein expression and purification, Introduction to protein crystallization, Getting structural insights to proteins using bioinformatics/computer graphics-based exercises. The course is suitable for young scientists, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, technical officers students awaiting higher studies in biological sciences and individuals who are interested in molecular biology and biotechnology.
Course fee :For local participants – Rs. 40,000 /=
Course fee for applicants from SAARC countries – 295 USD.
Countries other than SAARC countries and Least Developed countries – 390 USD
For those who interested in payment by credit card, through payment Gateway can be arranged.
Contact ( jagath@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk) for more information.