CSH Genome Sequencing Course

molly myers mmyers at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 31 10:01:01 EST 1995

In <9501132201.AA01898 at watson.wustl.edu> rwilson at WATSON.WUSTL.EDU (Rick 
Wilson) writes: 

>Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>Correspondence should be addressed to:
>Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>The Meetings Office
>1 Bungtown Road, P.O. Box 100
>Cold Spring Harbor
>New York 11724-2213
>Phone: (meetings)    516 367 8346
>	   (courses)   516 367 8345
>Fax:		         516 367 8845
>E-mail: meetings at cshl.org
>World wide web site at http://www.cshl.org/
>1) Introduction
>2) Full description of course (dates, instructors, description, 
application deadline) 
>3) Short list of meetings and courses
>4) Information for course applicants
>5) 1995 course price
>6) Sponsors of the 1994 Courses Program
>7) Getting to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>8) General information about Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>Application forms and further information can be obtained from the 
above address.
>1) Introduction
>Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a non-profit independent research and 
educational institution chartered by the University of the State of New 
York. The Laboratory employs 550 people, including a research staff of 
almost 200 Ph.D. scientists and 50 graduate students. Cold Spring Harbor 
Laboratory's primary goal is to carry out first-rate scientific 
research. However, the Laboratory pursues other goals which we believe 
are vital to the well-being of science and scientists: scientific 
communication; training scientists; public education; and publishing. 
The Laboratory is located thirty-five miles east of New York City on the 
scenic north shore of Long Island.
>Each year, over 5,000 scientists worldwide attend one or several of the 
more than 15 scientific meetings held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
in the award- winning Grace Auditorium. The flagship of this program is 
the annual Symposium on Quantitative Biology, one of the most 
prestigious meetings in molecular biology. Professional meetings are an 
integral part of a scientist's job; they are a primary means by which 
scientists stay current on the latest results and techniques in their 
>Complementing our meetings program is our annual program of 25 
high-level courses. Directed primarily at post-doctoral level 
scientists, these intensive courses allow practicing researchers to 
immerse themselves in new techniques and ideas that they can apply 
immediately to their own research. Many of these courses are laboratory 
courses held in our Beckman Neuroscience Center, which was completed in 
1991. For more than 50 years, courses at Cold Spring Harbor have trained 
the rising stars in emerging disciplines and shaped the direction of 
research, both at Cold Spring Harbor and elsewhere.
>2) Full Description of Course
>Application Deadline January 31, 1995
>ADVANCED GENOME SEQUENCE ANALYSIS                         March 14 - 
27, 1995
>Ellson Y. Chen, Perkin Elmer Corporation
>Richard Gibbs, Baylor College of Medicine
>W. Richard McCombie, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>Richard K. Wilson, Washington University
>Recent advances in the automation of DNA sequencing have opened new 
possibilities for the analysis of complex genomes at the DNA sequence 
level.  This two week course will provide intensive training in this 
rapidly evolving field.  The course will emphasize techniques and 
strategies for using automated sequencers to sequence large, contiguous 
genomic regions.  Students will carry out all of the steps in the 
sequencing process from preparing cosmid DNA to computer analysis of the 
finished sequence.  Topics will include subclone library generation, 
large-scale template purification, sequencing reactions, gel analysis on 
automated sequencers, sequence assembly, gap filling and conflict 
resolution.  Students will work in groups to sequence a large region of 
DNA and through this process be trained in crucial project and data 
management techniques. A series of lecturers will discuss their 
applications of these techniques as well as alternate strategies for 
high speed automated DNA!
> sequencing.
>3) Short list of 1995 meetings and courses
>1995 Meetings (in chronological order)
>Molecular and Behavioral Biology of Aplysia and Related Molluscs
>The Cytoskeleton & Cell Function
>Tyrosine Phosphorylation & Cell Signalling
>Genome Mapping & Sequencing
>RNA Processing
>Symposium: Protein Kinesis - The Dynamics of Protein Trafficking & 
>Yeast Cell Biology
>Molecular Genetics of Bacteria & Phages
>Cancer Cells: Mechanisms of 
>Eukaryotic Transcription
>Eukaryotic DNA Replication
>Molecular Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases
>Programmed Cell Death
>Plant Signalling in Development
>Neurobiology of Drosophila
>1995 Courses  (in alphabetical order) 
>Advanced Bacterial Genetics
>Advanced Genome Sequence Analysis
>Advanced In Situ Hybridization & Immunocytochemistry
>Advanced Molecular Cloning & Expression of Eukaryotic Genes
>Arabidopsis Molecular Genetics
>Cloning and Analysis of Large DNA Molecules
>Computational Genomics
>Early Development of Xenopus Laevis
>Macromolecular Crystallography
>Molecular Embryology of the Mouse
>Molecular Markers for Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics
>Phage Display of Combinatorial Antibodies
>Protein Purification & Characterization
>YACs in Structural and Biological Genome Analysis
>Yeast Genetics
>Courses in Neurobiology
>Brain Mapping
>Developmental Neurobiology
>Imaging Structure and Function in the Nervous System
>Molecular Approaches to Ion Channel and Function
>Molecular Cloning of Neural Genes
>Neurobiology of Drosophila 
>Neurobiology of Human Neurological Disease: Mechanisms of Human 
>Structure, Function & Development of the Visual System
>The Biology of Memory: From Molecules to Behavior 
>4) Information for Course Applicants
>Mail the application form plus 3 additional copies of application and 
accompanying material to the Course Registrar on or before the course 
deadline. If applying for more than one course, a separate application 
form plus 3 additional copies must be submitted for each course.  Please 
select one course per session.
>Selection Process:
>Each year, the instructors are confronted with the difficult task of 
selecting the students for our courses from a large number of 
well-qualified applicants.  To facilitate the application process, 
students are asked to provide information documenting their request for 
a place in the course.  First and foremost, applicants should give their 
reasons for wanting to take the course.   As part of this, you should 
briefly outline your career.  It is highly recommended that you 
supplement your application with one or more letters of recommendation. 
 Applicants should remember that selection is based upon the degree to 
which they would benefit from this training opportunity; this in turn 
will be judged from the information given by the applicants.
>Applicants will be notified by mail whether or not they have been 
accepted to attend.  The decisions often take several weeks after the 
application deadline to be finalized and announced.
>Scholarship support is available to all qualified applicants based on 
need.  Any candidate requesting financial assistance MUST request it 
when submitting the application.  Attach a separate letter stating the 
amount requested and give a full justification for the required support. 
 The amount awarded will be based upon the availability of funding.
>All students must live in the Laboratory dormitories and take meals in 
the dining room.  Most of the rooms are multiple occupancy and/or shared 
bath.  Please be sure to indicate gender on the application form.  Due 
to space limitations, families cannot be housed on grounds; there are no 
exceptions to this policy!
>Course Application Checklist:
>Mail original plus 3 copies of the following:
>** Original application for each course applied for.			
>** Letter and/or curriculum vitae outlining your career including 
reasons why taking the course would benefit you				
>** Letter(s) of recommendation				
>**(Stipend request)				
>5) Prices  for 1995 Courses:
>Length of Course		   Cost *
>6 Days				$1,155.00
>1 Week				$1,215.00
>10 Days			$1,460.00
>2 Weeks			$1,720.00 <= COST OF THIS COURSE
>3 Weeks			$2,180.00
>* Cost includes tuition, food and housing
>6) Sponsors of the 1994 Courses Program (not specifically for this 
>The Howard Hughes Medical Institute   **  The Esther A. & Joseph 
Klingenstein Fund, Inc. **  United States Department of Agriculture ** 
United States Department of Energy   ** National Cancer Institute ** 
National Center of Human Genome Research ** National Institute of 
General Medical Sciences ** National Institute of Mental Health ** 
National Institutes of Health ** National Science Foundation 
>7) Getting to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
>** New York Airports: J.F. Kennedy, La Guardia and L.I. MacArthur 
Airports are most convenient to the Laboratory (allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours 
travel time each way). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory does not coordinate 
travel arrangements from local airports.  
>** Limousines:  Prices for JFK and LaGuardia only!
>Syosset Limousine - 516-364-9681, reservation required. Private Car (1 
- 9 people).  Cost = $65.00 for 1 person, $33.00 pp. for 2, $25.00 pp. 
for 3 or more.
>Classic Limousine - 516-567-5100 (or 1-800-666-4949 outside New York). 
Shared Ride Service (possible stops at other terminals/destinations).  
Use courtesy phone at airport.  No reservation required.  Cost = $33.00 
per person. 
>Other transportation options are available at the airports. Do not use 
taxicabs for transportation from  the airport to CSHL. 
>**    Railroad: Long Island Railroad is located in Penn Station. Take 
the PT JEFFERSON BRANCH train to SYOSSET.  Note: Possible transfer at 
Jamaica Station.  Taxis usually meet arriving trains at Syosset station 
ticket office. Syosset Taxi 921-2141; $6.50 for 1 person, $4.00 each 
additional person.
>** Automobile: From the Long Island Expressway (Rte 495), 
>Exit 41 North (Route 106-107). On 106-107, bear right at fork (Route 
106 - Oyster Bay).  Travel 3.5 miles on Rte 106, make a right turn 
(East) onto Route 25A (town of East Norwich).  Travel 4 miles. The lab 
entrance is on the left.  (A gold Victorian house marks the entrance).
>** New York - Connecticut Ferry Services:
>Port Jefferson - Bridgeport (516-473-0286)
>Orient Point - New London (516-323-2743)
>8) General Information  about services at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>** Registration: Please register at Grace Auditorium upon your arrival 
at the laboratory. Meetings begin at 7:30 in the evening. Dinner is 
served from 5:30 to 7:30 prior to meetings.  Please call ahead if you 
plan to arrive at the lab after midnight.
>** Parking: All vehicles MUST receive a Temporary Parking Permit from 
The Meetings Office.  Any vehicle on grounds without such a permit will 
be subject to booting or towing.
>** Phones / Faxes: Participants can receive faxes at the Meetings 
Office (516) 367-8845. Payphones and house phones are located throughout 
the campus.
>Bookstore: The Bookstore is located in the lower level of Grace 
Auditorium. Store hours are posted.
>** Computer Facilities: Lower level of Grace Auditorium, equipped with 
PC, Mac & laser printer.  To access your e-mail, you must know the name 
of your home server.
>Correspondence should be addressed to:
>Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
>The Meetings Office
>1 Bungtown Road, P.O. Box 100
>Cold Spring Harbor
>New York 11724-2213
>Phone: (meetings) 516 367 8346
>	(courses)   516 367 8345
>Fax:		      516 367 8845
>E-mail: meetings at cshl.org
>World wide web site at http://www.cshl.org/

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