Extremophile Workshop (scholarships available)
Mr. Ken Carter
kcarter at umbc.edu
Mon Apr 20 12:57:27 EST 1998
EXTREMOPHILE RESEARCH: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
JULY 6-9, 1998
Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) , Baltimore, Maryland
This four-day laboratory-intensive course will cover procedures,
methodologies and up-to-date information about the Archaea, a group of
organisms commonly found in what are considered harsh or extreme
environments. This workshop provides introductory and intermediate level
instruction in Archaeal laboratory techniques, including growth,
biochemistry, and genetics. A basic knowledge of microbiology and nucleic
acid laboratory procedures is helpful.
This year, due to generous support from the National Science Foundation,
we are able to offer a limited number of full-tuition stipends to workshop
participants. This support is available to:
faculty from small colleges or universities
Stipends will be given out on a first come first served basis so please
The first day of the course will be devoted to a symposium on topics in
Archaeal research with Methanogenic, (Hyper)Thermophilic and Halophilic
Archaea, including: molecular biology, genetics and physiology, ecology,
phylogeny, genome organization, genomic applications, consortia and
bioremediation, virology, archaeal lipids and lipid biochemistry,
and biotechnological applications.
The following three days will be devoted to laboratory sessions, which
will be preceded by a lecture on methodology and procedures for each of
the Archaeal groups. The laboratory sessions will include three two-hour
blocks of demonstration and hands-on experiments focusing on Methanogenic,
Thermophilic, and Halophilic Archaea and includes media
preparation, inoculation, growth, plating, counting, anaerobic
biochemistry, transformation, virus induction, and transfection.
The broad hands-on experience should give attendees the necessary
background and information to conduct similar studies in their own
laboratories. This workshop will benefit those with a foreseeable need to
use Archaeal systems in their studies. "Archaea: A Laboratory Manual,"
published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, will be used as a
framework for the experiments conducted in the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be conducted at the University of
Maryland's Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) in the Columbus Center,
located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Faculty: Harold J. Schreier, Ph.D., University of Maryland Biotechnology
Institute (Workshop Co-director); Kevin R. Sowers, Ph.D., UMBI (Workshop
Co-director); Frank T. Robb, Ph.D., UMBI; Alan A. Place, Ph.D., UMBI;
Shiladitya DasSarma, Ph.D., Univ. Of Massachusetts, Amherst.
$195.00 - One day symposium - limited to 65 participants / 0.7 CEUs
$1,195.00 - Symposium and a 3-day laboratory workshop - limited to 24
participants / 2.8 CEUs
Ken Carter ^
American Type Culture Collection / | \ (703) 365-2726
10801 University Blvd. /___|___\__ fax:(703) 365-2770
Manassas, Virginia 20110 \______/ kcarter at atcc.org
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