SJRI Training Course

SJRI Training Course – Methods in Cancer Biology Research

The St John’s Research Institute ( at the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences
(part of the CBCI Society for Medical Education) has had an ideal of excellence in academic
courses as well as service to society with holistic approach to the problems of community

Deadlines have been extended to 16th August 2021

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The molecular oncology lab at the Division of Molecular Medicine, SJRI has been involved in investigating the biological basis of breast cancer that are exaggerated in Indian women The department is now inviting applications for a short term training course on “Methods in Cancer Biology Research” comprising of theory and practical demo sessions.

The extensive sessions will be handled by senior faculty members/scientists
with several years of experience in cancer biology research Hard copy of certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.


Candidates who are pursuing and/or completed M Sc in any branch of life sciences/ M tech
biotechnology/ MBBS/MD/ B Pharm/M Pharm can apply. Selection is based on prescreening and merit.

Theory sessions on:

Basics of cancer disease biology

Research methods:

  • Gene expression and protein detection methods
  • Cell line and animal model systems
  • Clinical diagnostic tools

Gene expression analysis of formalin fixed tissues basics of PCR and primer designing

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Bioethics

Practical/demo sessions on:

  • Nucleic acid extraction – DNA and RNA extraction from formalin-fixed tissues.
  • Gene expression analysis – cDNA conversion, real-time PCR, normalization, and interpretation of results.

Protein detection methods

  • Tissue and blood processing.
  • Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence on tissue and cell lines, imaging, and interpretation.
  • Basic flow cytometry assays.

Theory sessions:

Virtual/online live theory classes will be conducted from 1st September
2021 to 8th September 2021. Total number of hours –  32 hours. The timings and details of faculty conducting the sessions will be communicated to the candidates after the selection procedure.

Course Fee Rs 10000

Practical/demo sessions: Classes will be conducted from 20th September 2021 to 25th
September 2021. Total number of hours – 25 hours. Venue Division of Molecular Medicine,
St John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru.

Course Fee Rs 7000

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to email your brief CV and cover letter (specifying
research interests and reasons for applying) to [email protected] on or before 11th August 2021 16th August 2021. Late applications and personal correspondence are strictly not encouraged.

Accommodation facility with breakfast and lunch is available on campus for the duration of
practical demo sessions for outstation candidates. Extra charges as applicable. Interested
candidates may contact [email protected] for further details.

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