Course on Molecular Embryology and Transgenic Technology

Cheah Kathryn Song Eng hrmbdkc at
Thu Jun 6 17:16:25 EST 1996

        Course on Molecular Embryology and Transgenic 
        November 24 to  December 15, 1996
        Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
            This is a 3-week intensive lecture and
      practical  course co-sponsored by the Industry
      Department and the Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu Fund. It is
      designed for researchers to acquire information and
      technical skills for producing transgenic animals
      for basic, medical and biotechnology research.
      Topics: The course will cover molecular aspects of
      development,  manipulating the mammalian genome and
      applications of transgenic  technology and include
      pre- and postimplantation mouse development;
      embryonic stem cells, chimeras, gene transfer
      techniques, genetics, phenotype analysis, transgenic
      models of human diseases, transgenic farm animals,
      and xenotransplantation.  Course co-ordinators:
      Kathryn Cheah (Hong Kong), Robin Lovell-Badge
      (London), Mai Har Sham (Hong Kong) and Patrick Tam
      Guest lecturers include: Richard Behringer, Keith
      Campbell, Sookja Chung, Frank Grosveld, Michael
      Hayden, Nancy Jenkins, Anne  McLaren, Andras Nagy,
      Davina Opstelton, Ginny Papaioannou, Janet Rossant,
      Claudio Stern, David Wilkinson, William Yeung.     
      Application: The course is limited to 20
      participants. Investigators from academic, medical
      and industrial sectors, especially from the
      Asia-Pacific region, are encouraged to apply. The
      course fee is HK$16,000 (US$2050) including board
      and lodging. Applications should include a full CV,
      two letters of recommendation, a summary of current
      research and a statement explaining reasons for
      attending the course. Applicants should be fluent in
      English, have a MD/MBBS or PhD degree or be in the
      final stages of their postgraduate research. A
      limited number of scholarships are available, please
      indicate if you wish to apply for one. Application
      deadline is 28th June 1996.  Full details on      
      Applications/enquiries to: Dr. K. Cheah, Department
      of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong,
      Sassoon Rd, Hong Kong. Tel:(852)-2819-9240,
      Fax:(852)-2855-1254, Email:hrmbdkc at

      Dr. Kathy Cheah
      Department of Biochemistry
      The University of Hong Kong
      Sassoon Rd.
      Hong Kong
      Tel: (852)-28199170/240 (office)
      Fax: (852)-28551254
      Email: hrmbdkc at

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