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
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.
June 7-9, 2023 • Preregistration Form
Immunohistochemistry & Immunofluorescence (A Histochemical Society Hands-on Training Course): This 4.5-day laboratory short course is ideal for experimental and translational research scientists, diagnosticians, and technical staff who are new to immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence or those with experience who aim to take their skills to the next level. Our faculty are expert practitioners with diverse backgrounds in terms of the theory and application of these techniques as well as microscopy. Faculty to student ratios are low (1:3 or better) to maximize participants’ experience at the course and foster networking opportunities during and beyond the course. Lunch and dinner will be included.
June 11-15, 2023 • Preregistration Form
Antibody Validation: 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.
June 22-23, 2023 • Preregistration Form
RNA-Seq: Principles and Computational Analysis: This 5-Day workshop combines a unique mix of hands-on wet bench and electronic laboratory experiences together with a series of lectures spanning an introduction to the concepts of RNA sequencing and the analysis of the data generated to the applications of these approaches to understand important biological and/or biomedical processes and problems. Attendees will have had hands-on experience with RNA sample preparation and differences in sample integrity, a deep understanding of RNA library creation and optimization, upstream processing of RNA sequences, and the hands-on application of the most current programs to analyze developing mouse brain and human knockout cell lines.
July 24-28, 2023 • 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.
August 21-25, 2023 • Preregistration Form
Next Generation Sequencing: 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.
October 4-6, 2023 • Preregistration Form
3D Cell Culture: During this 3-D cell culturing workshop the researcher will learn how to successfully culture primary cells, cancer cells, and epithelial cells in a 3-D format using 3-D cell culture matrices, such as Collagen I. Emphasis will be placed on setting up primary human hepatocyte spheroid and high-throughput gut-epithelium-on-a-chip cultures, visualizing their formation and growth, and performing a broad range of downstream assays. Examples of applications in toxicology and drug efficacy will be explored.
October 11-13, 2023 • Preregistration Form
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".
October 30-31, 2023 • 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!"
Jennie Rowell PhD, RN
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."
Larisa Ryzhara, MD, PhD
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.
Thuy Phung, MD, PhD
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.