Two GCAT Best Practices Workshops
July 27 - July 31 and July 28 - August 1
Atlanta, GA @ Morehouse College
Link to Workshop #1
Link to Workshop #2
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Todd Eckdahl, Anne Rosenwald, Mary Lee Ledbetter,
Laura Hoopes, Malcolm Campbell, Edison Fowlks
Computers Provided but You Can Bring Laptops
Free Software Available with Training
Produce cDNA probes; Hybe; Wash; Scan; Analyze
Yeast full-genome microarrays
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Previous Experience with Molecular Methods
(e.g. pipetting, DNA manipulations, etc.)
Desire to Bring Microarrays into Undergraduate Curriculum
Minimal Experience with Microarrays Preferred
Willingness to Learn and Collaborate with Other Faculty
Applied for 2004 Workshop but Not Accepted
(please include this information on your application)
Time of Application Submission
(used as tie breaker)
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Purpose: Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) offers hands-on workshops for faculty who conduct research with undergraduate students and/or teach undergraduate courses to learn about gene expression analysis via microarrays.
Part 1 of the workshop begins with data analysis (see schedule below) to introduce the microarray method and will cover data analysis using public domain data from the literature and from GCAT. Participants will learn public domain and open source MAGIC Tool spot-finding and analysis software. The MIAME background information and its use in microarray evaluation will be covered. Participants will analyze data sets in short projects. Each of the two workshops has room for 24 participants.
Part 2 will be a hybridization workshop which will involve hands-on preparation of fluorescently labeled probes for yeast expression microarrays, their hybridization, data acquisition and data analysis using the methods presented in part 1 of the workshop.
Part 3 concludes with data analysis of the microarrays you produced. This will also serve to reinforce what you learned about data analysis.
Where: Morehouse College is the host institution for this workshop; participants may stay in air conditioned residence halls and eat meals in a dining hall. Alternatively, participants living nearby may drive to campus.
When: Workshop #1 will be July 27 - July 31. Workshop #2 will be July 28 - August 1.
Costs and Scholarships: The NSF grant supporting this workshop is paying for all expenses (housing, food, lab fees) for each participant with one catch. You pay for your airfare in advance but you will be reimbursed if you submit an action plan for implementing microarrays in your curriculum and submit receipts. For those with financial need for airfare in advance, you may petition to have this paid in advance.
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