Pre-requisite / Skillset for Tissue Engineering Internship
1. Intern must have the ability to understand the components of the tissue architecture.
2. Must be familiarized with the stem cell characteristics and their relevance in medicine.
3. Must be aware of properties and broad applications of biomaterials.
4. Must be familiar with the role of tissue engineering and stem cell therapy in Organogenesis.
5. Require knowledge on the fundamentals of tissue engineering and tissue repairing.
6. Must be familiar with the basic concept behind tissue engineering focusing on the stem cells, biomaterials and its applications.
7. Require knowledge on clinical applications of tissue engineering.
Tissue Engineering Internship Test
Intern has to take Tissue Engineering internship test in which they will be asked 50 multiple-choice questions. They have to score grade A or A* on this test to be eligible for the internship. Here’s a sample set of questions on the Tissue Engineering topic.
1. When was the term “Tissue engineering” coined?
Explanation: In the year 1988, in a workshop organized by the National Science Foundation, the term Tissue Engineering was first coined. It represented a whole new scientific field that focused on tissue regeneration from cells biomaterials, scaffolds and growth factors acting as support.
2. Name one 361 HCT/P which cannot be imported.
(C) Infected Peripheral Blood Stem Cells
Explanation: Infected Peripheral Blood stem cells are an exception of 361 HCT/P offered for import, whereas Cartilage, Bone, and Cornea do not have any such restrictions. The reason being, they can be a source for communicable diseases.
3. Which of the following is a major focus of a technique of tissue engineering called autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT)?
(D) Stem Cells
Explanation: Cartilage is the main focus of the technique named autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT). In the ACT, chondrocytes are isolated from the biopsy of healthy cartilage and cultured in vitro for a few weeks to reach a sufficient number of cells.
4. Decellularization is a technique used to extract out cell/genetic material free extracellular matrix to produce a near-natural scaffold to avoid immune rejections.
Explanation: Decellularization is a technique used to extract out cell/genetic material free extracellular matrix to produce a near-natural scaffold to avoid immune rejections. Decellularization is accomplished using chemical, enzymatic or physical methods. This technique is a major advancement in Regenerative Medicine.
5. ________________ devised plaque assay for animal viruses using confluent monolayers of cultured cells.
(A) George Gey
(B) Renato Dulbecco
(C) Gregor Mendel
(D) Charles Darwin
Explanation: George Gey established the continuous cell line from human carcinoma cells called HeLa cell lines. Renato Dulbecco devised plaque assay for animal viruses using confluent monolayers of cultured cells. Gregor Mendel through his work on pea plants discovered the fundamental laws of inheritance. Charles Darwin developed and proposed a theory about evolution which forms the basis for most of the scientific research.
Practice the full set of Tissue Engineering Multiple Choice Questions before applying for the internship.
How to apply for the Tissue Engineering Internship
1. Read the Sanfoundry Internship FAQs
2. Take the Tissue Engineering Internship Test
3. Submit the Internship Application Form
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