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Short course on Molecular Biology Methods at Oregon State University

Katharine Field fieldk at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Thu May 6 13:18:03 EST 1993

Announcing a Short Course on


At Oregon State University

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

Offered by the
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
and the Office of Continuing Higher Education
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Research in the biological and medical sciences has been transformed by the
application of the methods of molecular biology, in particular recombinant
DNA work.  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 is designed to provide 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
- probe labelling
- Southern blots
- site-directed mutagenesis
- Northern blots
- DNA sequencing
- synthesis of a fusion protein
- protein expression
- Western blots

Participants in the course should have a basic understanding of DNA
structure and chemistry, genetics and biochemistry.


The course will be offered twice:

1st session: July 11 through July 24
2nd session: September 9 through September 21

Both sessions will cover the same material.  The second session is designed
for incoming graduate students and others with a recent or current
background in molecular biology.  The first session is for all others,
lasts for one additional day, and will incorporate additional background

Class on the first day will begin in the laboratory at 8 a.m.  Participants
will need to arrive 15 minutes early to register and pick up parking
stickers.  This is a highly intensive training course, with activities
scheduled for most days and evenings.  There will be one full day off in
the middle of each session.


The class will be held in a well-equipped laboratory and lecture hall 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.  There will be one free day midway
through the course, allowing for sightseeing.

Further questions?

Please call (503) 737-3799 or email eburnem at bcc.orst.edu


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

Registration, Tuition and Credit:

Registration will be limited to 16 students in each session.  The course
will carry three credits, and can be taken as an OSU course (MCB 525, fall
term 1993) by students of OSU and the other Oregon State System
universities who will be enrolled for fall term 1993, and by faculty and

The course can also be taken through Continuing Higher Education as a
three-credit course.  The course fee is $1600, which includes instruction,
laboratory supplies and lab manual.

It is also possible to take the lecture portion of the course only (one
hour a day, six days a week) for one credit, either as an OSU course (MCB
524, fall term 1993) or through Continuing Higher Education.  The
Continuing Higher Education course fee for the lecture alone is $150.

Housing (single dormitory rooms)and meals will be available at an
additional cost of approximately $550.  A campus parking permit can be
purchased for $3 per week.  Class participants can use Dixon Recreation
Center (lockers, swimming, weight room, outdoor track, and more) for $3 per
day or $12 per week.


Please fill out and return by May 15, 1993.  You will be notified if you
have been accepted and registration forms will be mailed to you.



Organization or School

Highest Degree, Date


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Session wanted: check one:
  Session 1 
	As a regular OSU course			_____
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  Session 2
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  Lecture Only
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Return to: 	MCB 525 Application
		3021 Ag & Life Sciences
		Oregon State University
		Corvallis, OR 97331
or email:	eburnem at bcc.orst.edu

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