Excellence in Biotechnology Training
Upcoming Biotechnology Training Workshops
All Bio-Trac Remote Instruction Workshops are team taught by researchers in a synchronous format featuring live lecture, laboratory protocol review, laboratory demonstration, hands-on in silico laboratory sessions (when appropriate) and discussion groups. All attendees receive electronic copies of all handouts, complete laboratory protocols, as well as additional reference material.
R programming: 'R' is a popular statistics software program used widely in various research fields. This live remote 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".
August 17-16, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Flow Cytometry: Principles, Methods & Applications: This four day live remote program is ideal for those who are looking for an in-depth 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 laboratory demonstration, protocol reviews and discussion on three different flow platforms (Becton Dickinson, Miltenyi and Sony) as well as exposure to four software analysis programs.
August 24-27 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Advances in Epigenetics: This four-day live remote 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 demonstrations on techniques currently used in epigenetic research.
September 22-25 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Exosomes: Principles, Methods and Applications: This four day live remote program is ideal for research and translational biology scientists who are looking for a balanced theoretical and introduction to isolation, quantitation, analysis and engineering of exosomes. Topics include: Exosome Isolation; Exosome quantitation; cDNA Library Generation; and Exosome Biomarker Discovery.
October 19-22, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Gene Editing with CRISPR: This remote 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.
November 4-6, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Antibody Validation and Characterization: This two day live remote 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.
November 12-13, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Single Cell RNA-Seq: This live remote in-depth lecture, laboratory demonstration, protocol review, in silico exercises and discussion 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).
November 16-19, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
Advanced Gene Editing with CRISPR: NEW OFFERING: Advanced Gene Editing with CRISPR is a 3 day live remote workshop designed for researchers with entry level experience in CRISPR/Cas9 technology seeking a more in-depth immersion in state-of-art CRISPR applications such as working with sgRNA functional libraries, disease modeling using CRISPR, successful employing of CRISPR technology in complex experimental systems.
December 9-11, 2020 • LIVE REMOTE • Preregistration Form
"As always, Bio-Trac not only met my expectations, but exceeded them! I was immensely impressed with the class - both the lab work and lectures!"
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Gene Editing with CRISPR
"Bio-Trac courses are the sure way for one to jump start on a technique’s knowledge and applications base directly from experts and practitioners in the field."
Neil H Tan Gana
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
"It was my first experience with professional development workshop in the USA. It was well organized, flexible and friendly. It helped to put in order my preceding knowledge and gain more."
Staff Scientist II, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Gene Editing with CRISPR
"By nature it was short and intense, yet it proved comprehensive and satisfying. Provided valuable hands-on lab experiences as well. Highly recommend and I look forward to other course offerings."
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS)
iPSC: Reprogramming, Differentiation and Gene Editing with CRISPR
"Courses such as this are essential if scientists and technologists want to keep up with the evolving genetic engineering technologies. In three days you leave with enough training information to build upon a backbone of knowledge that you didn’t have before!"
Johns Hopkins University
Gene Editing iPSCs with CRISPR/Cas9
Bio-Trac offers wonderful workshops that provide up-to-date, useful technological information and knowledge important for my research applications.
Baylor College of Medicine
Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
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.