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Drosophila Genetics Course and Cold Spring Harbor

Michael Ashburner (Genetics) ma11 at gen.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 14:10:40 EST 1998

Drosophila Genetics Course at Cold Spring Harbor - July 30 - August 12 1998.

Applications are invited for the Drosophila Genetics Course, to be held
at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from Jul 30 to August 12 1998. This
is a residential lecture course at the Banbury Conference Centre, a few
miles from the main Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's campus on Long

Drosophila is the model organism of choice for research on a wide range
of biological problems. A major reason for this is the extraordinary
sophistication of Drosophila genetics. This power is now being coupled
with the increasing power of Drosophila genomics. This intensive seminar
course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of methods used
to manipulate the Drosophila genome, with particular emphasis on the
exploitation of genetics and genomics for research. It is suitable for
graduate students and researchers with some experience with Drosophila
who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the wide range of
genetic techniques now available for use with this organism. Topics covered
will include chromosome mechanics, the design and execution of genetic screens,
the use of transposable elements as genetic tools, Drosophila genomics and
databases, somatic cell genetics, neurogenetics and the genetic analysis of
behavior. In addition to Michael Ashburner and Scott Hawley, the course
organisers, lecturers will be: Gerry Rubin, Bill Therkauf, Garry Karpen,
Barry Ganetzky, Allan Spradling, Pernille Rorth, Kent Golic, Ruth Lehmann,
Tom Cline, Peter cherbas and Jeff Hall.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory encourages you to apply online via the Web.

The URL is:


The deadline for applications is April 15 1998.

For Additional Information, please contact:
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    The Meetings & Courses Office
    PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213, USA
    Phone: (1)-516-367-8346
    Fax: (1)-516-367-8845
    email: meetings at cshl.org

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