Molecular Methods Workshop Course

Katharine Field fieldk at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Tue Apr 29 19:21:39 EST 1997


Announcing a workshop on

Methods in Molecular Biology
at Oregon State University
An intensive training course for graduate students, faculty and researchers
in the biological and medical sciences

offered by the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  (541) 737-3799

The methods of molecular biology, in particular recombinant DNA, have
transformed research in the biological and medical sciences.  This
technology currently influences all aspects of biological research, has
far-reaching applications in clinical diagnosis, and has led to
economically important developments in agriculture and biotechnology.

This course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to molecular
biological methods.  Participants will spend two weeks in intensive
laboratory work.  In addition, daily lectures by molecular biologists will
provide theoretical background and insight into cutting-edge research
developments and techniques.

Participants will learn the following techniques:
cloning vector manipulation
the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
preparation  of recombinant DNA
transformation of bacterial cells
isolation of genomic DNA and RNA
restriction analysis
handling of radioactive isotopes
isotopic and non-isotopic probe labelling
Southern blots
site-directed mutagenesis
northern blots
DNA sequencing
synthesis of a fusion protein
protein expression
western blots
yeast two-hybrid screening

Prerequisites:  An up-to-date background in DNA structure and chemistry,
genetics and biochemistry.

Schedule

Session 1:  July 14-26, 1997
Session 2:  September 8-20, 1997

This is a highly intensive training course, requiring a full-time
commitment from the participants.  Activities are scheduled all day and
some evenings.  Classes begin in the laboratory at 8:00 AM.  A formal
lecture is held at 1:00 PM each day.  There will be one Sunday off in the
middle of session.

Registration, Fees & Credit

Registration will be limited to 24 students per session.  A limited number
of places in the course will be reserved for MCB students and other OSU
graduate students who are required to take the course as part of their
programs.  All other course participants will be charged a workshop fee of
$750 to take the course, or $900 to take the course and receive 3 credits
through Continuing Higher Education (CHE) at Oregon State University.

Lectures Only

If you are not taking the lab course, you may sign up for the lecture
portion only, MCB 524.  MCB 524 is offered as a 1-credit, pass/no pass
course through the summer school (July session) or as a fall-term course
(September).  There is no limit on enrollment.  The course consists of
approximately 15 one-hour lectures presented by faculty of the Molecular
and Cellular Biology Program.  MCB 525 students may not take MCB 524
concurrent with MCB 525.

MCB 525 Staff
Dr. Katharine Field, Coordinator
Dr. Walt Ream, Co-coordinator (September)
Dr. Gary Merrill, Co-coordinator (July)

Housing

Housing in studio "quad" apartments (single rooms with shared kitchen and
bath) is available close to campus at a cost of approximately $185 for two
weeks in July and $190 for two weeks in September.  Restaurants are a short
distance from class.   A campus parking permit can be purchase for $5 per
week.

Class participants can use Dixon Recreation Center (lockers, swimming,
weight room, outdoor track, and more) for $3.75 per day or $14 per week.

Location

The class will be held in the new Agricultural and Life Sciences Building
on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis.  Corvallis is a
community of 45,000 residents located in the beautiful Willamette River
Valley, an hour from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Range.

Important!!

Graduate students who are required to take MCB 525 as part of their
graduate program must provide a copy of their official program, or a letter
from their major professor, along with the application, in order to be
considered for the course.

Workshop fees must be paid in full by two weeks before the first day of class!

Further questions?

Please call (541) 737-3799
or email - mcb at bcc.orst.edu

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MCB 525 APPLICATION

Please fill out and return by May 20, 1997.  You will be notified if you
have been accepted and registration forms will be mailed to you.  You do
not need to send in an application if you will be taking the lecture course
only.

Name:

Position:

Organization /Dept/P.I.'s name

Highest Degree & date

Address

City
State
Zip

Phone (work)
      (home)

email  address

Preferred session
  July 14 - 26, 1997
  September 8-20, 1997

Status
  Graduate Course for credit/program
  Workshop Course  - no credit ($750)
  Workshop Course - 3 credits from CHE ($900)

If you do not get into your preferred session, do you want to be considered
for the other session?   Yes   No
I will need housing  Yes    No

Return to:
MCB 525 Application
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
3021 Agricultural 7 Life Sciences Bldg.
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331-7303

or send by e-mail to: mcb at bcc.orst.edu



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