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Advanced DNA Extraction and Quantification

Class Code: 
R220

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory / CCI Richmond
Class Description: 
This one-week course provides in-depth information on DNA extraction and DNA quantification. The course focuses on laboratory exercises. The course covers: (1) The principles underlying DNA extraction methods used as alternatives to the organic extraction, (2) The theoretical basis for DNA quantification by Real Time (RT) PCR, (3) The Quantifiler reagent kit, and (4) Assessment of inhibition and template degradation in RT PCR. The class is limited to 12 students. POST funding is not available for this class.
Instructor: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory Staff
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and laboratory exercises.
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
Prerequisites: 
DNA Extraction and Quantification class and SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, or approval of Course Coordinator.
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
Materials Fee: 
$75.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $600.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out of state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:


No classes are scheduled at this time.

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