Gain the skills you need to excel in the world of molecular DNA, virtually or on-campus.
Take the virtual or on-campus Paleo-DNA Training Courses offered by Lakehead University's Paleo-DNA Laboratory and gain the skills you need to excel in the world of molecular DNA.
- Virtual DNA Skills Training Course: an online, virtual laboratory-based training program that teaches the fundamentals of molecular techniques, including DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing, and interpretation. The course costs $600 (+HST) and includes training in DNA technologies such as multiplex PCR, real-time PCR, and using the 3130xl automated sequencer and ABI 7000 real-time PCR equipment. The next session runs from May 8 - July 30, 2023.
- Practical DNA Skills Training Course (Public): an intensive, two-week hands-on DNA Skills Training Course for the public that teaches the fundamentals of molecular techniques on various tissue types. The course costs $2,500 (+HST) and covers techniques such as gel and capillary electrophoresis, column chromatography, centrifugation, pipetting, and using the ABI 3130xl automated sequencer and ABI 7000 real-time PCR equipment. Register for upcoming sessions including May 8 - 18, June 19 - 29, and more.
- Practical DNA Skills Training Course (Institution MOU sponsored learners): an intensive, two-week hands-on DNA Skills Training Course for institution-sponsored learners (e.g., University of Benin (Nigeria) Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Forensic DNA Analysis). The course costs $1,000 (+HST) and teaches the same content as the public course. The course is offered at a reduced cost for institutions that have signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Lakehead University.