Molecular Genetics Course

Paul F Kingston P.F.Kingston at hw.ac.uk
Fri Jan 19 14:23:26 EST 2001


A starter course in molecular genetics for traditional 
taxonomists

A new Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology 
(CMBB) has been set up at Heriot-Watt University in 
Edinburgh, Scotland. Its purpose is to establish a unit for 
molecular genetic analysis of marine organisms that could 
be applied to taxonomic problems, monitoring marine 
pollution and biotechnical exploitation of naturally 
occurring substances.

The CMBB is offering a 3-day course aimed at people who are 
engaged in taxonomic work but who are not familiar with 
techniques in molecular systematics. Participants need not 
have previous knowledge of the subject as the course will 
provide both a basic theoretical grounding together with 
instruction in practical techniques. 

The course is aimed at anyone who needs to extend their 
taxonomic capability beyond traditional morphological and 
anatomical approaches. These include taxonomists working 
in:

Museums 
Water authorities
Government Laboratories
Consultancies and analytical laboratories
Research Institutes
Universities

The course will run from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st 
March, with a Reception on Sunday 18th. The cost are:  
Tuition and Bench Fees -  £200;  Accommodation and meals (3 
nights) £120; Additional nights (B&B only) £36/night.

Closing date for registration is 16th February.  If anyone 
is interested in attending this course and would like 
further information and a Registration Form, please contact 
me at the e-mail address below.

Paul Kingston.

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Paul Kingston
Centre for Marine Biodiversity 
and Biotechnology
Department of Biological Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
P.F.Kingston at hw.ac.uk


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