1993 In Vitro Cell Biology & Biotechnology Course

William D. Graziadei GRAZIAWD at splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu
Fri Apr 10 20:46:00 EST 1992

Applications for the 1993 In Vitro Cell Biology & Biotechnology course
are currently being accepted. This residency research training program
begins on January 21, 1993 and runs  through  May 16, 1993.  The course
is offered with either undergraduate or graduate credits and is open to 
to any student on a visiting student basis.

Note: Graduate School Prospects

In addition, of the 18 students completing the current 1992 IVCBB class,
several are now looking for prospective graduate  schools for  September
1993.  Four of these are from South America,  one from Chile  and  three
from Argentina.  In fact, in my 20 years of teaching  these  latter stu-
dents are the *most* intellectual students that I have ever trained.  If
any graduate school faculty in  biochemistry,  genetics,  cell/molecular
biology are interested in speaking with them about graduate school, etc.
please contact me directly.

We are also looking to establish formal graduate school affiliations for
the purpose of recruiting the students trained here to various  graduate
programs around the country in Cell/Molecular Biology. If you would like
to pursue this matter further contact me directly.

* POST                                                             POST *
*                          COURSE DESCRIPTION                           *
*                                                                       *
*                IN VITRO CELL BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY                *
*                                                                       *
* In response to the growing shortage of cell culture and biotechnology *
* technical personnel required by research, clinical, and commercial    *
* laboratories, an undergraduate, graduate and continuing education     *
* course in In Vitro Cell Biology and Biotechnology was established in  *
* 1983 by the Department of Biological Sciences, State University of    *
* New York at Plattsburgh in conjunction with The William H. Miner      *
* Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY.                           *
*                                                                       *
* The IVCBB program utilizes the principles and techniques of both      *
* plant and animal organ, tissue, and cell culture as well as biotech-  *
* nology to teach the students concepts in Cell/ Molecular Biology and  *
* to provide them with marketable skills.  The students live at the     *
* Institute and are totally immersed in the program for 10-12 hours a   *
* day, 5-7 days a week for an entire semester (700 hrs; ca 17 weeks).   *
* The course runs each spring semester from January through May. The    *
* emphasis is on laboratory work supplemented by lectures that cover    *
* both the theoretical and practical principles taught in the labor-    *
* atory.  The daily laboratory exercises are accumulative and over-     *
* lapping and therefore allow the student to develop organizational     *
* skills.  Some 20 faculty are drawn from SUNY staff as well as adjunct *
* faculty from national and international universities and research     *
* institutions.                                                         *
*                                                                       *
* Some of the major areas covered in the course include: initiation and *
* maintenance of a wide variety of plant and animal organ, tissue, and  *
* cell culture, plant micropropagation, protoplastology, electrofusion, *
* electroporation, cell separation and cloning, cryopreservation,       *
* somatic cell hybridization as well as other gene transfer systems     *
* such as recombinant DNA technology includes isolation of DNA and mRNA,*
* restriction enzyme analysis, cDNA synthesis, PCR, nick translation,   *
* primer extension, transformation, plasmid and phage cloning, growth,  *
* and isolation, characterization by DNA and RNA blotting, sequencing,  *
* and in vitro translation. Specialty areas include microscopy and      *
* photomicroscopy, microcomputers, developmental biology, immunobiology,*
* monoclonal antibody technology, virology, toxicity screening, and     *
* secondary products, e.g., pigment production in plant and interferon  *
* in animal cell cultures.                                              *
*                                                                       *
* In addition, students are required to compose and initiate an indepen-*
* dent research proposal in the plant area and are also given an inde-  *
* pendent animal cell research project.  Weekly seminars and oral labor-*
* atory progress reports are given by the students.  These further help *
* to develop a level of confidence and independence in the skills, as   *
* well as interactive qualities, necessary for the planning and success-*
* ful trustworthy completion of laboratory research.                    *
*                                                                       *
* The IVCBB residency semester program is open to all students nation-  *
* ally and internationally on a competitive basis. The IVCBB Program is *
* CERTIFIED by the Tissue Culture Association, Inc. The IVCBB course    *
* prerequisites are: Microbiology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Cell     *
* Biology and Botany and/or Plant Physiology are highly recommended.    *
*                                                                       *
* For additional information and application materials, please contact: *
* Dr. William D. Graziadei, Director, In Vitro Cell Biology and Biotech-*
* nology Program, W. H. Miner Research Institute, Miner Center, Chazy   *
* NY 12921, Tel No. (518) 846-7144, Bitnet ID GRAZIAWD at SNYPLAVA.BITNET, *
* Fax No. (518) 846-7144 Ext 40.                                        *


   Question: What is remedial mitosis?

   Signature and answer follows:

        / William D. Graziadei, Ph.D. / In Vitro Cell Biology & Biotechnology/|
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"Remedial mitosis is a math course for cells that can't multiply or divide."
Instructor: Dr. G. Factor; Sections: G1, G0 (Remedial), S, G2, M; Time: Varies

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