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Introduction to Molecular Biology

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 with Bijay Dhungel

short description:
Introduction and history of molecular biology, Maintanence of genome in the cell, Techniques used in molecular biology
long description:
1)Introduction to the cell
-Evolution of the cell
-How does it work?
-How are cells studied?

2)Brief history of molecular biology
-Mendelian view of the world
-Information carrying molecules
-History of DNA biochemistry
-Structure of DNA discovered
-Central Dogma
-History of protein biochemistry
-RNA world hypothesis

3)Maintainence of genome in the cell
-Gentic code
-RNA splicing
-Junk DNA
-The Human Genome an introduction
-Regulation of the gene expression

4)Techniques used in molecular biology
-Restriction enzymes
-Blotting techniques
-EMSA, DNAi footprinting
-DNA sequencing
-Cloning: Vectors, Inserts, R.E, Ligase, Host
-Construction of gene libraries
-Phage display technology
5)HGP and its implications, GMOs and their implications.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
15 hrs/ week
fee comments:
Negotiable depending upon the student's knowledge level.
 session structure





Introduction to Molecular Biology

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Introduction and history of molecular biology, Maintanence of genome in the cell, Techniques used in molecular biology

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: Depending upon the knowledge level of student, duration may differ.

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 150US$  (1500lp)
payment: on satisfaction
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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Bijay Dhungel

description of :
I am from Nepal and am currently a masters student of Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology at the AIVI,University of Kuopio, Finland. I got my engineering degree in Biotechnology from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India.
Teacher's qualifications:
Contact information :
Bijay Dhungel
AI Virtanen Institue, University of Kuopio
Juontotie 3 c 15/3

Objective :
My objective here is to provide learners with information about how the molecular revolution from Mendel to Avery to Watson and Crick formed the foundation of molecular biology. I also intend to discuss techniques and methodologies used for molecular biological studies.

Education :

Msc. Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology
September 2009-till now
AI Virtanen Institute,University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland

B.Tech in Biotechnology
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Grade: 77.6%

Skills :
-Practical exposures in PCR techniques, DNA/RNA extraction, sequencing, gene transfer, HPLC, Drug metabolism studies, NMR, GC/MS
-Familiar with in vivo drug metabolism studies, pharmacokinetics and use of radioisotopes.

Research :
-Oral presentation on ?Challenges to the central dogma of molecular biology? at BioTrendz 21st Feb 2008 and won the third prize.
-Poster presentation on ?Microbial Fuel Cells? at Neozion'08 7th -8th March 2008
-Oral presentaion on ?Microbial Fuel Cells? at Biopharmacon 2k7 28th -29th September 2007
-Participation at National Level Workshop FOSS'07

Scientific Publications :

-Comparative studies on effect of endocrine hormones in individuals with Diabetes Mellitus. Biomedical and pharmacology journal. Vol.1 Number 2 405-408 Dec 2008
-Effect of organic additives on activity of urease. Biomedical and pharmacology journal Vol.1 Number 2 463-464 Dec 2008
-A novel strategy of spectrophotomeric analysis of niacin and pentothenic acid. (to be published in December 2009, IJPG)

Additional Skills :
High fluency in English language. More than 15 years of learning in English.
Proficient in basic computer programs like word, powerpoint, excel.
Easy to talk and get along with.

's preferred teaching style:
My teaching style is simple and straight forward. I explain with accordance to the course syllabus and give time for students to understand and answer their queries. I also provide additional links and material if the student desires for more.

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