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. 40,000.00 (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.

Training Course in Immunological Techniques

Course is of 45 h duration and consist of theory and practicals with hands on experience in basic immunological techniques including, Introduction to immunology, Cells of the immune system, Identification of leukocytes, Purification of human leukocytes, Isolation of rat immune cells and short term culture, Antigen-Antibody interactions and principles of immunoassays, Immunodiagnostic assays: ELISA(Immunofluorescence, Immunochromatography, Haemoagglutination),Functional assays for immune cells

Course fee :For local participants – Rs. 30,000 /=

Course fee for applicants from other SAARC countries – 350 USD.
For those interested in payment by credit card payment through Payment Gateway can be arranged.

Director
Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of Colombo
90, Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha
Colombo 03
Sri Lanka.