Application Training

A team of scientists with expertize in the related fields provides a wide spectrum of application training.

Customer-defined application training will be performed on Real Samples .The customer will have to inform AUST-ATL ahead of time of nature of application to allow proper time for method development prior to the start date of teh training. Customer will be trained on the method procedures.

Should there be need for Instrument Training sessions, the AUST-ATL will provide the required training before moving to the Application Training

Applications can be either in Applied Toxicology or Molecular Diagnostics.

For more details, click on the selected Application below.

Clinical Analysis

Clinical Analysis explores body fluids, assesses genetic disorders and drug quality and ensures food quality through analytical toxicology testing. In this capacity, several training units are provided including:

-          Clinical Chemistry

This Clinical training is performed for catacholamines, Hemoglobin disorders, Hb1AC, plasma amino acids, urine amino acids, fatty acid on samples from symptomatic patients.

-          Neonatal Screening

Neonatal screening training determines if newborns have a congenital genetic or metabolic condition.

The aim of the training is to detect the disorder(s) before the appearance of symptoms. Treatment will be started early to reduce the effects of the condition detected.

These conditions are often referred to as “inborn errors of metabolism” (IEM).

We also train on sample collecting, testing and analyzing of the results.

-         Workplace Chemical Exposure

This course provides training to evaluate the chemical forms, the way of exposure and the number of employees exposed. It also assesses the presence of a disease linked to causative agents that are detected by screening specific chemicals and determining the dose of a particle in a target organ.

-         Comprehensive Screening for Drugs & toxins

The course will help you analyze body tissues or fluids to determine the presence of particular active substances. It analyzes blood, urine and hair. It is concerned with different substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs.

-         Therapeutic Drug Level  Monitoring

The course is designed to teach trainees how to measure a specific drug in blood. It focuses especially on drugs with therapeutic range. It also checks drug levels, monitors the effect of a potential drug, confirms steady therapeutic levels and examines the effects of functional changes.

Bioequivalence & Bioavailability Studies

Bioequivalence refers to the absence of a significant difference in capacity to which the active ingredient becomes available at the site of drug action.

The Bioequivalence training course is concerned with generic medications. It helps determine the active ingredient of generic and brand medicines. Their concentration at the site of action and their safety and effectiveness are also evaluated.

The Bioavailability course trains you to measure the scope of a therapeutically active medicine that reaches systemic circulation and is available at the site of action.

Drug Quality Control

Drug Quality Control is a procedure or a set of steps taken after the manufacturing of a product to ensure that it meets the requirements and the reproducibility of the product.

 

The training course helps you assess the general appearance and uniformity of a drug tablet, the purity of the composition and the identity of the components of a particular drug.

Food Chemistry

This Training module uses different methods to analyze foods and to ensure high quality of the components. It is also concerned with the safety of other components of food that have been added deliberately or accidentally e.g. synthetic and artificial substitutes.

Environmental Analysis

This application training comprises the analysis of waterairsoil and other product to assess their quality and impact on health and the environment. It may include an assessment of both short and long term effects. These analyses are performed on organic and inorganic samples. We can also train you on biomonitoring of pollutants and environmental toxins.

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry training analyzes drugs or identifies the presence of any chemical substances in biological materials such body fluids and tissues. It typically includes death investigation toxicology which establishes the role of alcohol, drugs or poisons causing the death of an individual in addition to  human performance toxicology which deals with the effects of alcohol and/or drugs on human performance and behavior. It also teaches trainees on determining the presence of heavy metals. This course examines fire accelerance (Arson) and explosives as well.

Genetic Diseases

Genetics Diseases module analyze DNA, RNA, chromosomes and/or proteins to detect a genotype, mutation, phenotype or karyotype. It also analyzes the parts of a person’s genome.

Human identification

Human identification sets the differences in the DNA sequence between different people. Human identification includes:

Forensic DNA Profiling

The Forensic DNA Profiling course trains you to identify individuals by their respective DNA from evidence samples such as body remains, hair, blood and fluids. It helps examine DNA sequences, scan DNA regions or loci that vary from person to person use data to create a DNA profile of that individual and analyze it depending on the forensic case.This application is commonly used to analyze crime scene evidence and missing persons’ samples, identify cadavers and establish paternity and other family relationships testing.

Parentage Testing

Parentage Testing determines biological relationship between the child and his/her parents. The principle of this training is based on the comparison of the child’s genetic profile with presumed father/mother profile extracted from cheek cells.The current techniques covered by the training course include Short Tandem Repeats (STR) and mitochondrial DNA sequencing. Siblingship & genealogy studies are linked to this field.

Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Microbiology modules train you to examine the molecular basics of microorganisms’              

physiological processes. It is concerned with in the life cycle of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Molecular microbial methods involve the detection of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) using PCR, Reverse Transcriptase–PCR (RT-PCR) or Real time-PCR.

GMO Analysis

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using biotechnology. The GMO training course allows the screening identification and quantitation of a GMO.

The GMO course includes the modules below:

  1. GMO Screening which detects the presence of GMO in a sample.

  2. GMO Identification which identifies potential GM event(s).

  3. GMO quantification which determines the percentage of GM DNA content with respect to total DNA content in the sample.

Techniques employed in this application are conventional PCR and quantitative Real-time PCR.