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Bio-Trac®

Excellence in Biotechnology Training

Upcoming Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops


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.  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.

February 26-29, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


"NEW” Laser Microdissection: From Biology to Immuno-OncologyThis comprehensive five day workshop is ideal for research scientists who are looking for a balanced theoretical vs. hands-on introduction to Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) technology. Taught by experts actively using Laser Capture Microdissection technology, this program features lectures and hands-on practical exercises using four different LCM platforms (Arcturus, MMI, Zeiss Palm, and Leica) as well as a Nanostring Immuno Oncology Panel IO-360 laboratory exercise. Content includes practical strategies for successful project design, downstream analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein from a variety of tissue types, examples of applications of LCM on scientific research including immuno-oncology, and innovations in LCM technology.

March 4-8, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


Gene Editing with CRISPRThis 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.  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 exercises. 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.

March 20-22, 2019 • Germantown, MD •Preregistration Form


"NEW" Hepatocytes Derived from Human iPSCsThis 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 26-29, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


Single Cell RNA-SeqThis 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).

April 1-4, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form


"NEW" Exosomes: Principles, Methods and ApplicationsThis hands-on training workshop is ideal for research and translational biology scientists who are looking for a balanced theoretical vs. hands-on introduction to isolation, quantitation, analysis and engineering of exosomes. Topics include: Exosome Isolation; Exosome quantitation; cDNA Library Generation; and Exosome Biomarker Discovery

April 9-12, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

Bio-Trac Excellence in Biotechnology Training

Workshop Calendar

Complete listing of Bio-Trac® Biotechnology Training Programs

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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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