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/ValidationSept. 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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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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