Green-Fluorescent Protein Purification Short Course

Daniel Gonzalez meton at
Sun Feb 18 16:27:31 EST 1996

I have been asked to announce the following: 

                  The State University of New Jersey
                        Campus at New Brunswick

               Office of Continuing Professional Education
                   Programs in Biotechnology, Presents:

Protein Purification:  Isolation, Analysis, and Characterization, A Six-Day Hands-On Laboratory Course Using the remarkable Green-Fluorescent Protein (GFP), A Novel Marker For Gene Expression, as the source material

                            March 9-15, 1996
                             June 8-14, 1996

More than 350 scientists from around the world have strongly recommended this
 intensive course as an opportunity to develop protein research and analytical
 skills in a retreat setting.  Participants work hard,identify and solve 
problems in the lab and enjoy comraderie and good food and beer with 

This six-day laboratory course covers a wide variety of conventional methods 
for protein isolation, purification, and characterization. The course format 
integrates hands-on laboratory exercises with classroom lectures,
 demonstrations, study breaks, and short take-home assignments.

A special feature of the course is that all laboratory work will be performed
 on the same starting sample (Aequorea GFP), which will be purified from an
 exceedingly crude form to near homogeneity as judged by high performance 
liquid chromatography (HPLC), SDS gel electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing,
 and capillary zone electrophoresis. This feature provides a continuity of
 purpose, integrating dozens of preparative and analytical protein techniques
 in a way that few competing courses can match.

A problem-solving approach will be used throughout the course. Under the 
guidance of experienced lab instructors, participants will work in groups
 of three to plan their own protocols, analyze data, and interpret results.
 A student-teacher ratio not greater than 8:1 will be maintained and the 
faculty coordinators will be present throughout the course.

For further details you can reach us,

by E-mail at:  meton at
by phone at:  (908) 932-9071 extension 212
by FAX at:  (908) 932-8965

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