upcoming arabidopsis molecular genetics course at Cold Sping Harb

Stewart, David stewart at cshl.edu
Mon Jan 13 11:13:17 EST 2003

Arabidopsis Molecular Genetics
June 27 - July 17, 2003
Application deadline March 15, 2003

John Bowman, University of California, Davis
Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Pruitt, Purdue University

This course provides an intensive overview of topics in plant growth,
physiology and development, focusing on molecular genetic approaches to
understanding plant biology. It emphasizes recent results from Arabidopsis
thaliana and other model plants and provides an introduction to current
methods used in Arabidopsis research. It is designed for scientists with
experience in molecular techniques or in plant biology who wish to work with
Arabidopsis. The course consists of a vigorous lecture series, a hands-on
laboratory, and informal discussions. Discussions of important topics in
plant research will be presented by the instructors and by invited speakers.
These seminars will include plant morphology and anatomy; plant development
(including development of flowers, roots, meristems and leaves, male and
female gametophytes, and embryos); perception of light and
photomorphogenesis; synthesis, function and perception of hormones. Lectures
describing bioinformatics tools available to the Arabidopsis community, and
the resources provided by the Arabidopsis genome project to accelerating
Arabidopsis research are also included. Speakers will provide overviews of
their fields, followed by in-depth discussions of their own work. The
laboratory sessions will provide an introduction to important techniques
currently used in Arabidopsis research. These include studies of Arabidopsis
development, mutant analysis, in situ detection of RNA, histochemical
staining, transient gene expression, applications of green fluorescent
protein fusions, protein interaction and detection, proteomics approaches,
transcription profiling, techniques commonly used in genetic and physical
mapping. The course also includes several short workshops on important
themes in genetics. Last year's lecturers included Jody Banks, Andrew Bent,
John Bowman, Goerge Coupland, Nancy Dengler, joseph Ecker, Ueili
Grossniklaus, Roger Hangartner, Jeff Harper, David Jackson, Rich Jorgensen,
Thomas Juenger, Elizabeth Kellogg, Jocelyn Malamy, Rob Martienssen, Peter
McCourt, June Nasrallah, Joe Ogas, Scott Peck, Dean Della Penna, Robert
Pruitt, Ralph Quatrano, Eric Schaller, David Smyth, David Spector, Ian
Sussex, Vicki Vance, Ginny Walbot and Tong Zhu.

Apply on line at www.cshl.org/meetings by March 15, 2003


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