PhD Seminar Course on

Molecular biology techniques for biosensor applications

Cagliari, June 21-23, 2011

This activity was made possible by the "Visiting Professors 2010" program of the University of Cagliari, sponsored by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia
Instructor: Imrich Bārak
Duration: 16 hours

Lecture 1 (3 hours):     Tuesday,        June 21,    10-13

Lecture 2 (3 hours):     Tuesday,        June 21,    14-17

Lecture 3 (3 hours):     Wednesday,  June 22,    10-13

Lecture 4 (3 hours):     Wednesday,  June 22,    14-17

Lecture 5 (3 hours):     Thursday,       June 23,    10-13

Lecture 6 (3 hours):     Thursday,       June 23,    14-17

Venue: Mocci Classroom (DIEE building A)
Topics: Short introduction to basic molecular biology techniques [3h]
  • DNA and protein isolation, PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA array, protein crystallography, protein structure, microscopy – transmission electron microscopy (TEM), confocal microscopy - FRET, FRAP etc.
Bacterial cell division [3h]
  • Cell cycle, cell division, cytoskeleton, lipid domains
Programmed cell death [3h]
  • Toxin-antitoxin systems, crystallography, protein structures
Bacterial cell differentiation [3h]
  • Sporulation, sigma factors, genetic asymmetry, protein structures
Spore coat [3h]
  • Coat proteins, protein self assembly, two-hybrid systems, bio-nanotechnologies
Detection of bacterial pathogens by DNA chips [2h]
  • DNA array, tick borne pathohogens, electronic DNA chips
Organizer: Massimo Barbaro
Dep. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Cagliari, Italy
Email: barbaro*REMOVE*