Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops for Research Scientists
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 on using command-line and R is a prerequisite for this workshop.
June 14-16, 2017 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
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.
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 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.
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
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Metagenomics: This 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.
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