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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

More Workshop Photos

Travel and Contact Information

Pre-Workshop Reading and Problem Set

DeRisi et al. Paper



Todd Eckdahl, Anne Rosenwald, Mary Lee Ledbetter, Laurie Heyer,
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


Selection Criteria

Maximize Impact on African American, Hispanic, and Native American Students

Previous Experience with Molecular Methods Required
(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)

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 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.

Download Workshop Announcement
Download Workshop Application

Email Edison Fowlks or Malcolm Campbell with Questions

See photos from 2003 workshop

See photos from 2004 workshops

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0520908. 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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