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Molecular Biology Summer Workshops

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  • The two-week long courses cover in-depth DNA cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics. Learn hands-on techniques used in gene expression analysis including microarray analysis, RNAi and quantitative RT-PCR, bioinformatics and genomics and protein expression.

    No previous experience in molecular biology is required or expected. Forty participants per session will be selected from a variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, including principal investigators, directors of programs, medical doctors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants, sales associates, equipment engineers, etc.

    $4300 per participant  
    Two-week sessions:
    Session 1: June 9 – 22, 2013
    Session 2: July 7 – 20, 2013

    Ford Hall, Smith College
    Northampton, MA USA 01063
    Brand new laboratory facilities in the new molecular sciences and engineering complex.

    • Fee includes the lab manual, use of all equipment and supplies, and room and board (all rooms are singles)
    • Apply by June 1, 2013 for session 1 and July 1, 2013 for session 2
    • Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis. 
    • Payment due 3 weeks following receipt of your email acceptance letter.

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    You’ll Learn About:

    • Gene cloning (and library construction)
    • Molecular Biology enzymes
    • Gene expression analysis
    • PCR and quantitative RT-PCR
    • Genomics and bioinformatics
    • Next Generation DNA sequencing & DNA fingerprinting
    • RNAi, siRNA
    • RNA-Seq

    Sample Experiments You’ll Perform:

    • Gene cloning
    • RT-PCR analysis of gene expression
    • PCR, RT-PCR and quantitative PCR
    • RNA-Seq sample preparation, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis
    • Protein expression
    • RNA interference
    • Southern and Western blot analysis
    • Human DNA analysis

    To apply:
    Phone: (413) 585-3915