Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited the ImmunoGene Center (IGC)
On 14 December 2022, third-year students from the Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Cihan University-Erbil visited the ImmunoGene Center. This scientific visit was organized by the laboratory supervisor (Dr. Hazha Jamal Hedayat) and their Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomic lecturer (Dr. Behnaz Shahrokhisahneh).
During this visit, the students learned the procedures for running the PCR machine, the differences between real-time PCR and conventional PCR, and got familiar with the application and machine sequences for different samples. At the end of the visit, students received some introductory information regarding the analysis of genetic data including using bioinformatics online software such as BLAST. This visit was a complementary practice for the practical and theoretical lectures in nutrigenetics and nutrogenomics, and was highly beneficial for the students.
The ImmunoGene Center is a private genetic laboratory that offers services such as molecular infection PCR, analyzing genetic factors that cause diseases, genetic counseling, etc.