Excellence in Biotechnology Training
Upcoming Biotechnology Training Workshops
WE ARE BACK IN PERSON!
All Bio-Trac Workshops are team taught by active researchers, and include hands-on laboratory and discussion groups. All attendees receive electronic copies of all handouts, complete laboratory protocols, as well as additional reference material. Attendee Guidelines for In Person Workshops
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 6-7, 2024 • 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.
Feb 14-16, 2024 • Preregistration Form
Flow Cytometry: Principles, Methods and 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.
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2024 • Preregistration Form
Single Cell RNA-Seq: This in-depth lecture and hands-on laboratory workshop (wet lab & in silica) is ideal for those research and bench scientists who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to single cell RNA-Seq. The core of this workshop is composed of highlighting key aspects of NSG and RNA-seq methodologies, with subsequent introduction into the modern armamentarium of tools to conduct these experiments. Further emphasis will be placed on such important aspects as sample preparation, quality control validation and enrichment as well as extensive use of different single cell RNA-Seq data analysis tools (Seurat, Monocle, Pseudo-time Analysis, Clustering Analysis in-depth: t-SNE and Principal Component Analysis).
March 18 - 21, 2024 • 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. laboratory introduction to CRISPR toolkit. Taught by active researchers, this workshop features several cutting-edge presentations delivered by experts in the CRISPR/Cas9 field along with an intensive schedule of laboratory demonstration, protocol reviews and discussion. 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.
April 3-5, 2024 • 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.
April 10-12, 2024 • Preregistration Form
Python for Research Scientists: Python is a popular scripting language that is used by data professionals because of its many-popular statistical libraries. The live remote three-day lecture and hands-on computer-based laboratory workshop is designed to introduce bench scientists to the powerful tasks that can be taken up with Python by learning everything from language syntax to data manipulation to visualization: all in the context of relevant biological problems! Hands-on topics will include data manipulation, building useful functions to extract data, import/export/writing of data to files, and beginning algorithmic approaches to bioinformatic
Apr 17-19, 2024 • Preregistration Form
Spatial Transcriptomics Workshop: From Sample Preparation to Data Analysis: This one-day workshop is designed for research scientists who are new spatial users. This lecture and hands-on in silico laboratory workshop will provide foundational information to succeed when starting experiments; from sample preparation to data analysis, as well as provide familiarity with available assays, analysis tools, and how to work with your Single Cell or Bioinformatics core to get the desired results.
April 29, 2024 • Preregistration Form
Exosomes: Principles, Methods and Applications: Taught by leaders in the field, this 4-day class provides students with an exciting, up-to-date introduction to the field of exosomes, microvesicles, and other extracellular vesicles (EVs). Lectures cover our current understanding of the biochemistry, molecular, and cell biology of EV biogenesis and uptake, the functions and analysis of EV RNAs, and the latest approaches to purifying and analyzing exosomes and other EVs. These lectures are interwoven with hands-on laboratory instruction in which participants use well-validated protocols, reagents and kits from major manufacturers to purify exosomes and interrogate their protein and RNA content. Participants will leave the class with the conceptual framework and practical know-how necessary to explore the contribution of exosomes and other EVs to whatever biological question they are investigating.
Apr 30 - May 3, 2024 • Preregistration Form
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.