Molecular Methods Workshop

Katharine Field fieldk at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Mon Apr 1 12:20:29 EST 1996

   Announcing a Workshop on Methods in Molecular Biology
              at Oregon State University 1996

Offered by the  Molecular and Cellular Biology Program 
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon (541) 737-3799

An intensive training course for graduate students, faculty and researchers
in the biological and medical sciences

The methods of molecular biology, in particular recombinant DNA work, have
transformed research in the biological and medical sciences.  This
technology currently influences all aspects of biological research, has
far-reaching applications in clinical diagnosis, and has led to economically
important developments in agriculture and biotechnology.

This course provides a hands-on introduction to molecular
biological methods.  Participants will spend two weeks in intensive
laboratory work.  In addition, daily lectures by molecular biologists will
provide theoretical background and insight into cutting-edge research
developments and techniques.

Participants will learn the following techniques:
 cloning vector manipulation
 the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
 preparation of recombinant DNA
 transformation of bacterial cells
 isolation of genomic DNA and RNA
 restriction analysis
 handling of radioactive isotopes
 isotopic and non-isotopic probe labelling
 Southern blots
 site-directed mutagenesis
 northern blots
 DNA sequencing
 synthesis of a fusion protein
 protein expression
 western blots

Prerequisites:  A good, recent background in DNA structure and chemistry,
genetics and biochemistry.

MCB 525 - Methods in Molecular Biology
Session 1       July 15 - July 27, 1996
Session 2       September 9  - September 21,  1996

This is a highly intensive training course, requiring a full-time
committment from the participants.  Activities are scheduled all day and
some evenings.  Classes begin in the laboratory at 8:00 AM.  The lecture
portion of the course is at 1:00 PM.  There will be one Sunday off in the
middle of the session. 

Registration will be limited to 24 students per session.  A limited number
of places in the course will be reserved for MCB students and other OSU
graduate students who are required to take the course as part of their
programs.  All other course participants will be charged a workshop fee of
$750 to take the course, or $900 to take the course and receive 3 credits
through Continuing Higher Education (CHE).

OSU graduate students who are required to take MCB 525 as part of their 
graduate program must provide copies of their official programs, or a 
letter from their major professors, along with the application, in order 
to be considered for the course. 

                      Registration, Fees & Credit
Please fill out and return by April 15, 1996.  You will be notified if you
have been accepted and registration forms will be mailed to you.  You do not
need to send in an application if you will be taking the lecture course only.
Workshop fees must be paid in full by two weeks before the first day of class. 

                           Lectures only:
MCB 524 - is offered as a 1-credit, pass/no pass course through the summer
school (July) or as a fall-term course (September).  There is no limit on enrollment.  The course consists of approximately 15 one-hour lectures. MCB 525 students may not take  MCB 524.

Dr. Katharine Field, Coordinator
Dr. Walt Ream, co-coordinator
Dr. Gary Merrill, co-coordinator
Faculty of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

Housing in studio "quad" apartments (single rooms with shared kitchen and
bath) is available close to campus at a cost of $185 for two weeks.
Restaurants are a short distance from class.  A campus parking permit can be
purchased for $5 per week.

Class participants can use Dixon Recreation Center (lockers, swimming,
weight room, exercise equipment, outdoor track, and more) for $3 per day.

The class will be held in the new Agricultural and Life Sciences Building on
the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.  Corvallis is a community
of 45,000 residents located in the beautiful Willamette River Valley, an
hour from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Range.  



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Preferred Session:  _____July 15-July 27, 1996
               	    _____September 9 - September 21, 1996

Status:  _____ Graduate Course for Credit/Program
         _____ Workshop Course - no credit ($750)
         _____ Workshop Course - 3 credits from CHE ($900)

If you do not get into your preferred session, do you want to be considered
for the other session? _____ Yes _____ No      
I will need housing    _____ Yes _____ No

Return to: MCB 525 Application
           Molecular and Cellular Biology
           3021 Agricultural and Life Sciences
           Oregon State University
           Corvallis, OR  97331-7303     
Or send via email to mcb at bcc.orst.edu
Further Questions: Please call (541) 737-3799 or email  mcb at bcc.orst.edu

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and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  

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