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Molecular Biology Summer Workshop: Course Details

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Course Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Protocols
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Lecture and lab
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 6:00 PM: Lecture and lab
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:30 PM Lecture and/or lab

Lecture and lab work begin on the first Sunday evening. See FAQs for more information.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Steven A. Williams
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Dr. Barton E. Slatko
Head of DNA Sequencing, New England Biolabs, Inc., Ipswich, MA

Dr. Andy Gardner
Senior Research Scientist, DNA Sequencing, New England Biolabs, Inc., Ipswich, MA

Dr. Lori Saunders (Lecturer/Laboratory Director)
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Susan Haynes
Course Administrative Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College
biolabs@smith.edu
(413) 585-3915

Payment details

Registration fee is $4300 per participant. This fee includes the lab manual, use of equipment and supplies, as well as room and board (all rooms are singles). It also covers use of the libraries and computer facilities. Full payment is due 3 weeks following receipt of your email acceptance letter, and a $300 late fee will be applied to payments that are provided late.

Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We continue to accept applications until the course is full. After all sessions are filled, applications will be added to a waitlist. If your application is accepted, payment is due 4 weeks following the receipt of your email acceptance letter.

Please make checks payable to Molecular Biology Summer Workshops and mail to Dr. Steven A. Williams at the address below. Please do not make checks out to Dr. Williams or to Smith College.

Mail payment to:

Molecular Biology Summer Workshops
c/o Steven A. Williams
Smith College
100 Green Street
Northampton, MA 01063

For information on financial aid, contact biolabs@smith.edu. If you are applying for financial aid and need a visa to enter the US, please provide proof of visa by June 1st. See our FAQs for more information.

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend the course after having been accepted, please contact us as soon as possible by email or phone at (413) 585-3915. A full reimbursement will be made for cancellations by May 31st. Any cancellation beyond each session's deadline will result in a 2/3 refund and only if your place is filled from our waiting list.

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