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Bio-Trac®

Excellence in Biotechnology Training

Upcoming Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops


Antibody Validation and Characterization: This two day program is ideal for basic research and translational biology scientists who work with antibodies on a regular basis. This program which focuses on the types of artifacts associated with antibodies and introduce them to a variety of validation methods that can be implemented in research and academic laboratories.

July 11-12, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


*NEW OFFERING* 3-D Cell Culturing: During this 3-D cell culturing workshop the researcher will learn how to successfully culture stem cells, cancer cells, and epithelial cells in a 3-D format using 3-D cell culture matrices, such as Cultrex BME.  Emphasis will be placed on setting up cancer spheroid cultures and epithelial organoids, visualizing their formation and growth, and harvesting of mature organoids from culture for a broad range of downstream assays.  Examples of applications in toxicology and oncology will be explored.

July 17-19, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


OFFSITE 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.

July 24-26, 2019 • Bethesda, 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.

August 21-23, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


Flow Cytometry: Principles, Methods & Applications: This four day program is ideal for those who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on introduction to Flow Cytometry.  The instructors will focus on a broad spectrum of flow cytometric topics, discuss examples from various research applications, provide technical protocols for flow cytometric sample preparation, as well as data analysis, trouble shooting and experimental design.  Attendees will have hands-on experience on three different flow platforms (Becton Dickinson, Miltenyi and Bio-Rad) as well as exposure to four software analysis programs.

August 26-29, 2019 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form


*2nd Annual* Multiplex Immunofluorescence in Immune Oncology: This four day program is divided into a two-day symposium with lectures presented by world class scientists in the field of immuno-oncology and with representation by all the main multiplex platforms for IO (Akoya Biosciences Phenoptics, Cell IDx, CODEX, CyTOF, MIBI, Ultivue), and two days of  hands-on workshop laboratory performing a real multiplex immunofluorescence staining panel using the Opal™ method, multispectral image acquisition with a Polaris™ scanner, and immunophenotyping analysis using InForm™ and HALO™ software.

September 10-13, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

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Bio-Trac Excellence in Biotechnology Training

Workshop Calendar

Complete listing of Bio-Trac® Biotechnology Training Programs

In Partnership

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Bio-Trac® in partnership with Montgomery College is proud to offer graduate/post graduate level hands-on laboratory training workshops for research scientists at the Bioscience Education Center’s state-of-the-art facility in Germantown, Maryland.

Over 17,000 Scientists Trained • 300 Scientist Instructors

Open to the scientific community, each Bio-Trac® 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.

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