Additional Info on EMBO course Zebrafish / Medaka

Wolfgang Driever driever at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Nov 25 11:46:25 EST 1997


I have received a number of requests for additional information 
regarding the

EMBO Practical Course on
DEVELOPMENT , GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ZEBRAFISH AND MEDAKA

March 20-29, 1998, Biologie 1, Freiburg, FRG
Organized by: W. Driever, M. Schartl, A. Shima, M. Westerfield

In this message, I will try to answer these questions:

1.
Costs of course
Students will be charged DM 1000  (which is about 590 USD) for board and
lodging.  The selected students will be asked to submit a DM 200 
registration fee -do NOT send with application now, will only be 
required once notified that a student has been accepted to 
participate at the course.

This amount does not include costs for travel. The course will be in
March, when air fare from USA to Europe is lowest, such that the course
should be affordable to american participants, too.

2.
Are there grants in aid for students? 
No, unfortunately, none of us has the possibility to give grants in 
aid to the students. We have obtained a grant from EMBO to cover most 
of the costs of the course, and thus were able to keep the costs for 
students relatively low. Students should investigate whether other 
organizations (EMBO, Society of Developmental Biologists, etc.) can 
provide travel fellowships.

3.
Application forms
There are no special application forms for this course.
Applications with a recent C.V., details of previous scientific
training, and a brief statement indicating why this course would be
useful to the future work of the applicant should be sent before
December 20th, 1997 to:

Wolfgang Driever, Dept. Developmental Biology, Biologie 1,
University of Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 1, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany.

4.
Eligibility
Scientists at all levels (advanced graduate students, postdocs, PIs) are
encoyraged to apply. The main criteria is that the course should be
useful for the further scientific development of the applicant, i.e. the
applicant should learn new techniques relevant to his / her research
project. Please detail in letter accompanying application.

5
Additional questions?
Please contact me directly at:
driever at ruf.uni-freiburg.de

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EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME

Maintenance of zebrafish and medaka,embryo culture
Embryonic stem cells and chimera production
Production of genetic mosaics by cell transplantation, cell lineage
tracing
Gene expression analysis by whole mount in-situ hybridization
Gene transfer by microinjection into the cytoplasm of early embryos and
into the oocyte nucleus
Overexpression utilizing synthetic mRNAs
Ploidy manipulation
Mutagenesis screens
Genetic mapping

LECTURE PROGRAMME

Strategies for mutagenesis screens
Genetic mapping and positional cloning strategies
Mesoderm development
Development of the nervous system
Dorso-ventral pattern formation
Cell fate mapping
Organogenesis

SPEAKERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Wolfgang Driever, Freiburg
Nigel Holder, London
Pascal Haffter, Tuebingen
Matthias Hammerschmidt, Freiburg
Yunhan Hong, Wuerzburg
Hiroshi Hitori, Nagoya
Don Kane, Rochester
Dirk Meyer, Freiburg
Hiroshi Mitani, Tokyo
Stephan Neuhauss, Tuebingen
Franceso Pelegri, Tuebingen
John Postlethwait, Eugene
Erez Raz, Freiburg
Manfred Schartl, Wuerzburg
Akihiro Shima, Tokyo
Didier Stainier, San Francisco
Bernard Thisse, Strasbourg
Monte Westerfield, Eugene
Christoph Winkler, Seattle
Joachim Wittbrodt, Goettingen

The course will consist of theoretical classes and hands-on instructions
to the experimental techniques. At least 70% of the time will be devoted
to practical work. The lecture programme will provide the theoretical
background for the experimental part and cover recent advances in the
field.

Applications with a recent C.V., details of previous scientific
training, and a brief statement indicating why this course would be
useful to the future work of the applicant should be sent before
December 20th, 1997 to:

Wolfgang Driever, Dept. Developmental Biology, Biologie 1,
University of Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 1, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany.
driever at ruf.uni-freiburg.de

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