Summer course announcement: Molecular Studies of Marine Biologica l Diversity

Jose Lopez lopez at HBOI.edu
Fri May 23 10:27:36 EST 2003


Course Announcement:
Molecular Studies of Marine Biological Diversity on the Indian River Lagoon,
Florida and the Florida Keys,   July 6 - July 19, 2003

Study of intra- and interspecific genetic variation of selected marine
invertebrates.  Laboratory and field studies will compare diversity found
among tropical mangrove and coral reef habitats in the Indian River Lagoon
and the Florida Keys.  In a marine conservation and molecular ecology
context, lectures and practical laboratory work will cover modern techniques
such as (marine invertebrate) tissue preparation, DNA purification, genomic
fingerprinting, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and molecular
phylogenetic and bioinformatics analyses.  Experiential and critical
learning will be emphasized by the field trips and practical laboratories.
Open to upper level biology students and teachers. 3 graduate semester hours
credit, transferable from Florida Institute of Technology. Substantial
tuition waivers may be available on a competitive basis to well qualified
applicants. The course will begin on the campus of Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution, Ft. Pierce, FL. Course fees include lab fees,
tuition, accommodation and travel to the Florida Keys Marine Lab.   Dr. Jose
V. Lopez (Harbor Branch Oceanographic  Institution, Assistant Scientist and
course instructor) with guest lecturers To Be Announced. (Last registration
deadline - June 1, 2003)

Applications can be downloaded from the web site
http://www.hbeducation.org/fitsummer.html
  For more information and course fees please contact Dr. Dennis Hanisak
(hanisak at hboi.edu) or Jill Sunderland, 772-465-2400, X506, and  visit the
following website for further updates and past course activities:
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8169
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