Announcing a Workshop on Methods in
Oregon State University
Offered by the
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon (503) 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 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
! isotopic and non-isotopic probe labelling
! Southern blots
! site-directed mutagenesis
! northern blots
! DNA sequencing
! synthesis of a fusion protein
! protein expression
! western blots
Course participants should have a basic understanding of DNA structure
and chemistry, genetics and biochemistry.
MCB 525 - Methods in Molecular Biology
Session 1 July 10 - July 22, 1995
Session 2 September 11 - September 23, 1995
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 $1065 to take the course and receive 3
credits through Continuing Higher Education (CHE).
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.
Staff: Faculty of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Dr. Walt
Ream, Co-coordinator, Dr. Katharine Field, Co-coordinator
Housing: Housing in dormitories will be available for $19.00 per night
for a single room. Double occupany will be $13.00 per person per night.
Meals are also available for $17.00 per day. Optionally, restaurants are
a short distance from class. 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.
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.
Graduate students who are required to take MCB 525 as part of their
graduate program must provide a copy of their official program, or a
letter from their major professor, along with the application, in order to
be considered for the course.
Workshop fees must be paid in full by two weeks
before the first day of class.
Further questions? Pease call (503)737-3799, or email: eburnem at bcc.orst.edu
Application: Please fill out and return by March 15, 1995. You will be
notified if you have been accepted and registration forms will be mailed
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Preferred Session: __July 10-July 22, 1995
__September 11 - September 23, 1995
____Workshop Course - no credit ($750)
____Workshop Course - 3 credits from CHE ($1065)
If you do not get into your preferred session, do you want to be
considered for the other session? __ Yes __ No