Upcoming Workshops

Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops for Research Scientists

Command Line and R for Research Scientists: This one day lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is designed to introduce bench scientists to command-line and R programing.

June 13, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Note: This workshop covers the NGS: Advanced RNA-Seq Analysis workshop prerequisite.

NGS: Advanced RNA-Seq AnalysisThis 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 on using command-line and R is a prerequisite for this workshop.

June 14-16, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Generating The Neural Lineage From iPSCs: This four-day workshop is ideal for researchers interested in developing neural lineages from iPSCs. Participants will gain a solid foundation in iPSC methods with emphasis on deriving iPSC and differentiating to different neural lineage. Lecture topics: Functional assays for assessing neuronal differentiation; Applications of neural derived IPSC to neuropharmacology, toxicity testing, and therapy.

June 26-29, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Gene Editing with CRISPR: 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 CRISPR toolkit. This program will focus on CRISPR principles, strategies for successful project design, available expertise and resources, as well as a wealth of CRISPR technology diverse applications.

June 21-23, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Advances in EpigeneticsThis 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.

July 11-14, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

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.

July 17-19 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)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 data, particularly DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq.

July 19-21, 2017 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and MetagenomicsThis two day hands-on workshop focuses on the microbiome, its role in human health and disease as well as its important role in research. Using metagenomics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, approaches in advancing the study of the microbiome will be discussed.

August 8-9, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): Cancer and Liquid Biopsy : This lecture and hands-on interactive computer and wet laboratory workshop explores methods for extracting and analyzing ctDNA and its potential use as a noninvasive biomarker for cancer prognosis and personalized treatment plans. Ideal candidates are research scientists or bioinformaticians with some NGS analysis experience.

Summer 2017 • Germantown, MD • Information Request

RNA-Seq: Principles, Methods & Computational Analysis: This five day workshop is ideal for bench and research scientists who are looking for a solid foundation in RNA-Seq, from application, experimental design and sample preparation to post sequencing data processing analysis using latest bioinformatics approaches.

FALL 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Bio-Trac 2017 Workshop Calendar - Frequently Updated

Open to the scientific community, each workshop is designed by active researchers for bench and research scientists with focus on the latest relevant techniques necessary for laboratory research.

Bio-Trac clients represent every major sector of the biotechnology industry and include attendees from across the globe.

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.

  • 16000
    Scientists Trained
  • 300
    Bench Scientist Instructors

Customized biotechnology training workshops for academic, commercial and government institutions.

Cellular Biology Training

Use of fundamental and advanced microscopic and analytical techniques as well as animal and human cell and tissue culture technology to understand the structure, function, and physiology of stem cells and their differentiated derivatives

Immunology Training

Focuses on innovative research and applications regarding the immune system. Featured topics include: flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, vaccines, monoclonal antibody formation, assay, and characterization.

Molecular Biology Training

The application of recombinant DNA technology/molecular biology to increase our understanding of gene organization as well as expression and regulation at the DNA, RNA and protein levels

Biotechnology Technique Training

Training workshops with focus on techniques used routinely in academic, private industry and government research laboratories

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

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