Internships

Our internships consist of shadow learning and hands on training with individual attention, and self-learning is facilitated through the provision of appropriate reading materials. This will be supervised by the experts in the relevant fields.

 

These internships are beneficial for graduates who are looking to pursue molecular biology related careers or postgraduate studies either in Sri Lanka or overseas and also undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to acquire hands-on experience in molecular biology applications. We also offer internship programmes for Local and International A/L Students.

 

We provide the following five types of internships.

  1. Two Week Internship on Molecular Disease Diagnostics:
    Fee: Rs. 58,500
    Start Date: 4th May 2022
    End Date: 18th May 2022
    More information about this internship is given under Molecular Disease Diagnostics on this page.

     

  2. Two Week Internship on DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing:
    Fee: Rs. 58,500
    Start Date: 19th May 2022
    End Date: 1st June 2022
    More information about this internship is given under
    DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing on this page.
     

  3. Four Week Internship on Molecular Disease Diagnostics, DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing:
    Fee: Rs. 95,000
    Start Date: 4th May 2022
    End Date: 1st June 2022


    Please note that this Four Week Internship is a combination of the 2 Two Week Internships mentioned above (Molecular Disease Diagnostics and DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing).
     

  4. Six Week Internship:
    This is a six week programme that consists of two weeks of shadow learning and training in either Molecular Disease Diagnostics or DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing followed by a four week internship involving an individual research assignment. Students can enrol in the internship where they will be given a brief research project to work on over a four week period after completing the two week training programme.. 

    Alternatively, students can participate in the Two Week Industry Based Training Programme to receive the required two weeks of training before being eligible to enrol in the four week internship involving an individual research assignment.

    The total fee for this internship will vary depending on the type of individual research assignment and equipment used. However, the fee for the first two weeks of this six week internship is Rs. 58,500. 

     

  5. Long Term Customised Internships and Research Opportunities in Gene Technology
    Duration: 6 weeks and upwards

Molecular Disease Diagnostics (2 weeks)

Testing included:

  • Human infectious disease testing

  • Cancer testing

  • Canine disease testing

  • Plant disease testing

 

Methods covered:

  • DNA extraction/handling of different samples

  • RNA extraction

  • PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR

  • Gel electrophoresis

  • PCR trouble shooting

  • Introduction to the ISO 25189 system and planning a molecular diagnostic laboratory


DNA Fingerprinting and Genetically Modified (GM) Food Testing

(2 weeks)

Training covered during the internship:

  • Forensic DNA typing

  • Kinship verification

  • Animal and plant forensics

  • Molecular testing of GM food

Methods included:

  • Sampling methods used for forensic DNA typing

  • DNA isolation techniques for different kinds of samples

  • Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis for autosomal, X and Y chromosomes

  • Mitochondrial DNA analysis

  • Automated fragment analysis and results interpretation

  • Statistical methods in forensic and kinship testing

  • PCR detection of GM food

 
 

If you are interested in doing an internship at Genetech, please submit the Inquiry Form below or email us at info@genetechsrilanka.com to receive further details.