DNA Fingerprint

Genetic fingerprint

Basic Course „Genetic Fingerprinting“ by using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

Amplification of DNA sequences from your own cells and DNA profiling

Target Group: interested people, biologist, teachers, in the field of biology, laboratory medicine, diagnostics, veterinary science

Course description: In the practical part of the fingerprint course you will use your own buccal cells to perform a genetic fingerprint. With the help of the Polymerase Chain Reaction a specific region will be amplified and prepared for DNA profiling. In this basic course you will learn in theory and practice everything about genetic fingerprinting and Polymerase Chain Reaction. The results of the PCR will be assessed by electrophoresis using agarose gel.


  • Structure of the cell, DNA/RNA, Isolation of DNA/RNA, Using Polymerase Chain Reaction for DNA-profiling
  • Amplification of a target sequence
  • Gel loading of PCR products
  • Gel electrophoretic analysis are used to separate DNA fragments
  • Interpretation of the DNA-profiling

Dates and times: 8 hours teaching unites

Place: Wageningen, other city

Date: XX.XX.2016

Weekdays: 10.00-17.30

Seminar Nr.:XXX

Number of participants: 10-14

Instructor: Dr. rer. nat. Jutta Wirth

Fees:€ XXX,- for members, € XXX,- for non-members

Qualification: 50 Qualification points

Booking: This course can be booked by via the registration

The course is particularly suitable for schools, institutions, training organisations.