To provide basic theoretical background on molecular biology and further understand PCR and other related molecular techniques as applied to the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Competencies being acquired

Understanding the fundamental concepts in molecular biology, describing the steps in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) as a dignostic tool for infectious diseases and learning Quality Assurance practices and othder considerations in setting up a PCR laboratory.


    1. Understanding the techniques, practical skills and troubleshooting needed in performing PCR
    2. Performing basic skills needed in PCR by doing practical hands-on activities.
    3. Analyzing DNA sequences using Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (MEGA) software and searching sequences through BLAST

Number of Days:
Ful worshop – 5 days (2.5 lecture sessions; 2.5 hands-on lab work)

Frequency of Training
Once a year

Schedule of Training
Visit the RITM MBL Facebook page for training announcements

Target Professions

    Open to all including students

Lecture sessions only – PhP 8,000
Full workshop – PhP 22,000

Fees inclusive of training materials, certificate, ID, lunch and snacks.

Unit conducting the training
Molecular Biology Laboratory


Contact Number
(02) 807-2631, 32, 37 Local 410