Research Methods of Food Quality and Safety Indicators Online Course

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From November 24 to December 5, Sercan Karav, an associate professor at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Turkey), will teach a course on Research Methods of Food Quality and Safety Indicators (in English).

If you’d like to participate in the upcoming event, you can sign up here. The course will include nine online lectures.

The course schedule:

November 24, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 1:

  • General Introduction to Planning of Lecture;
  • Dr. Karav’s Research Area;
  • How Milk Shapes Gut Microbiome;
  • Production of Microbiome Associated Products.

November 26, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 2:

  • Overview of PAGE/SDS-PAGE and its Mechanism;
  • DNA Gel Electrophoresis and its Principle.

November 27, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 3:

  • Western Blot, Blotting Techniques;
  • Principle of Western Blot;
  • Applications of Western-Blotting.

November 28, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 4:

  • General Overview of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR);
  • PCR Reaction Chemistry and Principle;
  • Practical Uses of PCR.

November 30, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 5:

  • Overview of Protein Quantification;
  • Protein Quantification Methods;
  • Comparison of Protein Quantification Methods.

December 1, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 6:

  • Introduction to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC);
  • Principle and Mechanism of HPLC;
  • Application Contents.

December 3, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 7:

  • Recombinant DNA Technology;
  • Molecular Cloning;
  • Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification.

December 4, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 8:

  • Introduction to Spectroscopic Technique: Fluorescence and Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy;
  • Principle and Mechanism of the Methods;
  • Application of Fluorescence and Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy in Foods and Drinks;
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy.

December 5, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lecture 9:

  • Introduction to Gas Chromatography (GC) and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI);
  • Principle and Mechanism of GC-MS and MALDI;
  • Application Contents.


All ITMO University students and staff members are welcome to participate. 


ITMO University’s Faculty of Biotechnologies


Liudmila Nadtochii, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies