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Upcoming Biotechnology Training Workshops
Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops for Research Scientists
Gene Editing iPSCs with CRISPR / Cas9: This rigorous three day program is ideal for basic research and translational biology scientists who are looking for a balanced theoretical vs. hands-on introduction to gene editing iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9. In this workshop, participants will be able to design CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools, deliver gene-editing tools into human iPSCs, and detect gene-editing events by PCR/ Surveyor Assay.
January 17-19, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
Advances in Epigenetics: This four-day workshop is designed for researchers interested in the advances being made in the field of epigenetics. Team taught by active researchers, presentations will focus on the current state of histone modifications, DNA methylation and hydroxymethlation as well as wet lab training on techniques currently used in epigenetic research.
January 23-26, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
R for Research Scientists: 'R' is a popular statistics software program used widely in various research fields. This two day lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is designed to introduce bench scientists to R programming, utilizing the different tools available for scientific data analysis. Hands-on topics will include Data Types; Import/Export Data; "Manipulation of Tabular Data", "Basic Statistics", and "Visualization using R".
February 27-28, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
*NEW COURSE OFFERING* Hepatocytes Derived from Human iPSCs: This four-day workshop is ideal for researchers interested in developing hepatocytes from iPSCs. Team taught by active researchers, participants will have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in iPSC methods with emphasis on deriving iPSC and differentiating to hepatocytes. Functional assays will be discussed in lectures for assessing hepatocyte differentiation, drug metabolism, and toxicity testing.
March 6-9, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Introduction: This in depth lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is ideal for those bench and research scientists who have little or no bioinformatics background and are seeking a comprehensive workshop on the bioinformatics analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, particularly DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq.
March 7-9, 2018 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form
NGS: Advanced RNA-Seq Analysis: This in depth lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is designed for those interested in advanced bioinformatics analysis techniques for RNA-seq. Topics include: Experimental Design and Approaches; Alignment and de novo assembly; Variant calling, differential transcript expression and RNA editing. Knowledge of command-line and R is required for this workshop.
March 14-17, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
2017/18 Workshop Calendar
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Bio-Trac clients represent every major sector of the biotechnology industry and include attendees from across the globe.
"As always, Bio-Trac not only met my expectations, but exceeded them! I was immensely impressed with the class - both the lab work and lectures! I will absolutely be taking more classes with BioTrac - their classes should be required for all graduates entering the field of science. Easy to understand & follow, yet the classes get to the core of the discussed principle. I loved learning about CRISPR and would highly recommend this class to anyone in the field!"
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Gene Editing with CRISPR
"Bio-Trac courses are the sure way for one to jump start on a technique’s knowledge and applications base directly from experts and practitioners in the field. They surely give you insights that are not available elsewhere but from years of experiences. knowledge doesn’t stop when a training ends but rather a beginning of one’s development."
Neil H Tan Gana
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
"It was my first experience with professional development workshop in the USA. I liked it a lot. It was well organized, flexible and friendly. It helped to put in order my preceding knowledge and gain more."
Staff Scientist II, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Gene Editing with CRISPR
"By nature it was short and intense, yet it proved comprehensive and satisfying. Provided valuable hands-on lab experiences as well. Highly recommend and I look forward to other course offerings."
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS)
iPSC: Reprogramming, Differentiation and Gene Editing with CRISPR
"Courses such as the 'Gene Editing iPSCs with CRISPR/Cas9' are essential if scientists and technologists want to keep up with the evolving genetic engineering technologies. In three days you leave with enough training information to build upon a backbone of knowledge that you didn’t have before! As a bonus, everyone is helpful and kind!"
Johns Hopkins University
Gene Editing iPSCs with CRISPR/Cas9
Bio-Trac offers wonderful workshops that provide up-to-date, useful technological information and knowledge important for my research applications.
Baylor College of Medicine
Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Our 30+ year wealth of relationship capital and program management expertise enable us to develop, implement and deliver training on up-to-the-minute relevant innovations in biotechnology.
Customized biotechnology training workshops for academic, commercial and government institutions.
FAQs - Customized Training
Bio-Trac® workshops train up to twenty-four participants at a time.
Customized biotechnology training workshops typically ranging 2-5 days in length.
On your schedule: We will work with you to deliver the program at a time and place that is convenient for you. The timeline to develop and implement a workshop typically takes 60-120 days depending on the complexity and logistics involved.
All workshops are conducted either at the organization’s facility or at a nearby location appropriate for lab training.
Value Added Services
- Cost/Time savings
Your organization will not incur substantial travel expenses and attendees will save valuable time away from their lab.
- Full Color Documentation included
Each attendee receives a comprehensive binder containing the program's PowerPoint presentations (printed in color) as well as laboratory protocols and appropriate reference material.
- Future Expert Guidance available
If you have questions regarding the subject material presented during lectures or lab sessions, in most cases instructors are available for further assistance, even if it is three or six months later.
Training programs average between $12,000 – $25,000
Cost factors include: length of time, number of participants, instructor depth, and laboratory content