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Molecular Biology Course in HCMC 2014 - Call for Application

The University of Tsukuba, Graduate Program in Medical Sciences will hold the Molecular Biology Course in collaboration with Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB), HCMC, Vietnam, again in 2014. The aim of this course is to provide young Vietnamese students and scientists, with knowledge and hands on experience in molecular biology research. Participants will have an opportunity to practice and design their own research.

  • Time: March 3, 2014 ~ March 8, 2014
    + From March 3 to March 7: Course
    - Place: Institute of Tropical Biology
    9/621 Ha Noi Highway, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    + March 8: Award Ceremony
    - Place: Place for Award Ceremony will be announced to participants later
  • Participation Fee: Free
    (Participants must cover their own transportation, hotel and other actual expenses, if any)
  • Contents:
    1. The transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling pathway is involved in many cellular processes in both the adult organism and the developing embryo including cell growth, cell differentiation, apoptosis, cellular homeostasis and other cellular functions. Students will evaluate the effect of TGF-beta on various cell lines, including RNAi knockdown cells. They will learn how to extract mRNA from the cells, perform reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), analyze the data obtained, and design additional experiments to elucidate effect of TGF-beta.
    2. Finally, each group will prepare Power Point slides and share their experiences in the form of a presentation.
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
Applicants are required to submit a complete application form electronically to University of Tsukuba Southeast Asian Office, Ho Chi Minh City (ut.vietnam@un.tsukuba.ac.jp)

Please note that our office will be closed for New Year Holidays from December 28, 2013 to January 5, 2014



For further information, please contact:

University of Tsukuba Southeast Asian Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Address: 3rd Floor, 268A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (08) 39326258 - 0932514923
Email: ut.vietnam@un.tsukuba.ac.jp