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DNA - From Structure to Therapy

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About

DNA - From Structure to Therapy from Iversity stores our genetic information and many diseases are caused by changes in its sequences. We will first learn about the basics of DNA and then find out how it allows for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The DNA - From Structure to Therapy programme is offered Iversity.

Overview

Programme Highlights

DNA - From Structure to Therapy from Iversity is a molecule that we all encounter every day, one way or the other, often without knowing: We inherit traits from our parents encoded in DNA, diagnostics and forensics (as featured in TV serials like CSI) are often based on DNA, and many incurable diseases are caused by changes in DNA sequences. 

Based on milestone experiments, using models and whiteboard sequences, we want to convey our fascination for DNA and provide you with basic knowledge of DNA structure and function to better understand biomedical approaches for diagnostics and therapy.

In order to follow our course, basic high school biology and chemistry knowledge is absolutely sufficient. In order to successfully complete all homework assignments, including more in depth questions, you will need some more time and motivation to read further and catch up on certain topics.

The DNA - From Structure to Therapy programme is offered at Iversity.

Programme Structure

Course Content:

Participants will be able to answer the following questions after completing the course:

  • Why and how has DNA become one of the most powerful tools in research?
  • How does DNA look and why is DNA structure so important?
  • What do the terms cell division, mitosis, transcription, translation and mutation mean?
  • Why is it so hard to find a cure for cancer?
  • For which diseases is DNA technology used as a diagnostic tool?
  • For which diseases may DNA-based technology help to develop a therapy?

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Exams and graduation only
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to follow our course, basic high school biology and chemistry knowledge is absolutely sufficient. 
  • In order to successfully complete all homework assignments, including more in depth questions, you will need some more time and motivation to read further and catch up on certain topics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 3 months.

Funding

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