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2007 GCAT Microarray Workshops
Two Sessions; 20 people per session
Week of July 8 - 14: Morehouse College

Link to 2007 Workshop #1

Link to 2007 Workshop #2

whole group

Both Workshops


2007 Instructors

Travel and Contact Information


Pre-Workshop Reading and Problem Set
Recommended but not required

DeRisi et al. Paper


Probable Instructors:

Consuelo Alvarez, Malcolm Campbell, Todd Eckdahl,
Edison Fowlks, Laurie Heyer, Dave Kushner, and Anne Rosenwald.



Free Software Available with Training

Interdisciplinary Team Participation Encouraged

Produce cDNA probes; Hybe; Wash; Scan; Analyze

Yeast full-genome microarrays

Computers Provided but You Can Bring Laptops


Selection Criteria

GCAT Protocols

Additional Online Resources

Two GCAT Microarray Workshops with Undergraduate Faculty

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.

Workshop Organization:
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 20 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, Atlanta

When: July 8 - 14, 2007

Costs and Scholarships: If funded by the NSF, this workshop will be completely free (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.

Download Workshop Announcement
Download Workshop Application

Email Edison Fowlks or Malcolm Campbell with Questions

See photos from 2003 workshops

See photos from 2004 workshops

See photos from 2005 workshops

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DBI-0627478. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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