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Bio-Trac®

Excellence in Biotechnology Training

Upcoming Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops


Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): 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 25-27, 2018 • Bethesda, 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. August 7-10, 2018 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form

*NEW COURSE OFFERING* Laser Microdissection: From Biology to Immuno-Oncology: This comprehensive five day workshop provides a balanced theoretical vs. hands-on introduction to Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) technology. This program features hands-on exercises using four different LCM platforms (Arcturus, MMI, Zeiss Palm, and Leica). 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.
August 20-24, 2018 • 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 27-30, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

This hands-on three-day Cell Line Authentication and Reproducibility workshop is designed for scientists involved in laboratory research using cell cultures and or antibodies. ADDRESSING: Cell Line Authentication, Cross Contamination, Mycoplasma Detection, Antibody Characterization/Validation

Sept. 12-14, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form

*NEW COURSE OFFERING* 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.

December 10-13, 2018 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
September 26-27, 2018 • Germantown, MD
This two day program is divided into a lectures series presented by world class scientists in the field of immuno-oncology, and a hands-on workshop laboratory to explore the optimization and troubleshooting of Opal staining, multispectral image acquisition with Polaris™ scanner, and immunophenotyping analysis using InForm and HALO software.

Program Sponsors

Bio-Trac Excellence in Biotechnology Training

2018 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 16,000 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.

30 Year Burst

 

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.

Custom Training Solutions

Customized biotechnology training workshops for government agencies, private industry and academic institutions.

Bio-Trac delivers convenient and cost effective customized training for groups of 10 or more. Workshops can be conducted at our state-of-the-art facility or on-site at corporate headquarters, academic institution or professional meeting. Our training solutions provide comprehensive curricula with clear objectives and outcomes tailored to meet an organization’s particular research needs. Attendees gain powerful tools to increase productivity and strategically approach their research applications.

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