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What are the topics included in this course?

Topics included in this course:

WEEK 1: Introduction to advanced research techniques

  • Getting Started
  • Advanced research techniques

WEEK 2: Molecular diagnostics: a revolution in progress

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Droplet Digital PCR
  • Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method
  • Weekly Wrap up

Week 3: How to put together good Immunology research?

  • Background & Introduction
  • Experiment designing
  • Execution
  • Weekly Wrap up

Week 4: Plasmodium in vitro blood-stage culture: what are we missing?

  • Plasmodium culture and its application
  • Variation of in vitro Plasmodium culture
  • What do you need to start Plasmodium culture?
  • Obstacles in in vitro Plasmodium culture
  • Weekly Wrap up

Week 5: Genetic manipulation in Parasitology: not just cut and pasted!

  • What is CRISPR-Cas9?
  • CRISPR-Cas9 in protozoa
  • CRISPR-Cas9 in helminths
  • Weekly Wrap up

Week 6: Spatial-temporal analysis in tropical diseases: its application for decision-making

  • Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Case study
  • Weekly wrap

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