The main topics in the educational goals of the Department Of Medical Biology and Genetics for post-graduate programmes are as fallows:
- Understanding of basic concepts in genetics
- Application of genetic information in diagnosis and monitoring the course of human diseases
- Application of genetic technologies in medicine
- Advanced molecular genetics
- Cellular biology
- Molecular biology of human neoplastic diseases
The department is also involved in preparation, education for the modules in the graduate programme of Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Curriculum for the topics of cellular biology, medical genetics, molecular biology in an integrated manner to relate basic biological subject matters with ethiopathogenesis and mechanisms of various medical conditions. The academic staff of the Department plays an active role in Problem Based Learning sessions and presentations as well as seminars and expert lectures.
Since 1989, the department committed itself to excellence in prenatal and postnatal genetic testing for routine hospital services. These include detection of acquired and constitutional chromosomal changes both utilizing conventional and molecular cytogenesis methodologies. Emerging FISH technologies such as CGH are applicable in terms of instrumentation and expertise for investigational studies. Each member of the Department is involved with several advanced research projects on Cancer Molecular Genetics.
Prof.Dr.Meral SAKIZLI (Head of the department)
Asst.Prof.Dr.Hakkı Ogün SERCAN