The main goal of this module is to obtain a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in molecular biology. Conventional and novel methodologies used in laboratory research will be discussed based on their application in basic research and clinical setting. Basic aspects of targeted therapy and personalised medicine will be covered as well. Providing the students with a basic training in using the online resources used in the field of molecular biology will be an important aspect of the workshop. Online tools such as Pubmed, genome browsers including ENSEMBL and USCS will be presented and discussed. As the final session of the workshop, a site-visit to a molecular diagnostics laboratory in Budapest is planned.
Module Leader:Csaba Bödör