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Experimental Course in Biotechnology in Medicine 2017 – Call for Application

The Faculty of Medicine from University of Tsukuba is planning to start a new training course, Experimental Course in Biotechnology in Medicine, at Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City (http://www.hcmbiotech.com.vn). The purpose of this course is to give the practical training for biomedical research students in Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan. This course consists of two sessions: Bioinformatics lecture course (Part I) and laboratory training course for diagnosing bacterial pathogenic species (Part II). The course will be conducted in English.

Part I: Bioinformatics Course : Practical training course for biomedical research scientists.

  • Dates: February 15 – 17, 2017 (9AM – 5 PM).
  • Class size: 20 participants.
  • Eligibility: Graduate students or 4th year Undergraduate students who are planning to obtain advanced degree biomedical science and related field.
  • Description: Students will learn how to use genomics databases and bioinformatics tools through hands-on experiences of 2nd-generation sequencing data analysis. This course also provides introduction to Linux shell scripting for constructing semi-automated data processing workflow.


Part II: Workshop on Infection Diagnosis: Laboratory course for diagnosing bacterial pathogenic species.

  • Dates: February 20 – 22, 2017 (9AM – 5 PM).
  • Class size: 24 participants.
  • Eligibility: 2nd- 4th Year Undergraduate students major in field of biomedical science or related fields.
  • Description: Students will learn principles and techniques to identify and characterize pathogenic bacteria from patient samples. They also learn and discuss the current situation in infectious disease diagnosis and epidemiology in Vietnam.


  • Participation Fee: Free.
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2016.
  • Qualified applicants will be notified on or before January 10, 2017.
  • Download the "Course Description and Schedule_Experimental Course in Biotechnology in Medicine 2017" here.
  • You may apply for both the bioinformatics and Infection Diagnosis workshop sessions. Please fill out both applications separately. Since the class is limited and we would like to accommodate many participants as possible, we cannot guarantee whether you could participate in both sessions. In such an event, you will be assigned to one of the two sessions.

Applicants are required to submit a complete application form electronically to University of Tsukuba - Ho Chi Minh City Office at email:
ut.vietnam@un.tsukuba.ac.jp

For further information, please contact:
University of Tsukuba - Ho Chi Minh City Office
Address: 1st Floor, the 15-Floor Building, 217 Hong Bang St., Ward 11,
District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,
Tel: (08) 3952 6007 - 0932514923
Email: ut.vietnam@un.tsukuba.ac.jp