International Summer School

Odessa National University (ONU) responsible for organization of International Summer School Odessa

From June 20 to July 12, 2022, at the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department of the Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University the XVII International Summer School for young scientists, postgraduates and masters in molecular biology, biotechnology and biomedicine was held.

Project members regularly participate in International Summer School, Odessa national University

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Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins

As part of the 17th Summer School the Laboratory course "Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins" was held from June 20 to 25. The course participants including students, postgraduates and young scientists worked in the laboratory of the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department. The classes were conducted online by scientists PhD Oleksiy Schmidt and PhD Olena Rakhimova from the Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Department of Umeå University (Sweden), and in the laboratory of the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department in Odesa by PhD. Andriy Merlich and PhD Nadiia Korotaieva. The participants of the practical course had the opportunity to purify plasmid DNA, conduct PCR products electrophoretic purification, perform restriction and ligation of vectors and DNA fragments with subsequent bacteria transformation.

Challenges and perspectives of online learning in higher education institutions

From June 23 to 24 the Practical seminar “Challenges and perspectives of online learning in higher education institutions” was held as part of the Summer School. Scientific and educational workers from 9 higher education institutions took part in the seminar. Among them were 7 Ukrainian universities: Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Pirogov National Medical University, SHU «Uzhhorod National University», Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Odessa National Medical University, Karazin Kharkiv National University and two foreign ones – Nikolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova, Republic of Moldova and Umeå University, Sweden.

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On the completion of the Summer School an online Conference of young scientists "Modern problems of biology, biotechnology and biomedicine" was held on July 11-12. During the conference 13 oral presentations were made and 7 poster presentations were presented. According to the conference results the participants` reports were recommended for publication in the Conference materials, and the best works - in the scientific journal "Microbiology and Biotechnology".

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Leading scientists from France, Georgia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA gave lectures on modern achievements of molecular biology, biotechnology and biomedicine, in particular from the O.V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry NASU, Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, D.K. Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, EXPLODJEN Society, Lviv, Research Center LLC "YURiA FARM", Dnipro State Medical University, Ukraine, Lviv Danylo Halytskyi National Medical University, Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), Hannover Medical School, (Hannover, Germany), German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany), Nantes University (France), Umeå University (Sweden), University of Leuven (Belgium), Autonomous University Barcelona (Spain), University of Southampton (Great Britain), Institute of Cancer Research (London, Great Britain), London Institute of Medical Sciences, Biotechnology Research Center (Canada).