Excellence in Biotechnology Training
Upcoming Hands-On Biotechnology Training Workshops
Antibody Validation and Characterization: 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.
July 11-12, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
*NEW OFFERING* 3-D Cell Culturing: During this 3-D cell culturing workshop the researcher will learn how to successfully culture stem cells, cancer cells, and epithelial cells in a 3-D format using 3-D cell culture matrices, such as Cultrex BME. Emphasis will be placed on setting up cancer spheroid cultures and epithelial organoids, visualizing their formation and growth, and harvesting of mature organoids from culture for a broad range of downstream assays. Examples of applications in toxicology and oncology will be explored.
July 17-19, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
OFFSITE Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Introduction: 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 24-26, 2019 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form
Gene Editing iPSCs with CRISPR/Cas9: This 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 gene editing iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9. In this workshop, participants will be able to design CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools, deliver gene-editing tools into human iPSCs, and detect gene-editing events by PCR/ Surveyor Assay.
August 21-23, 2019 • 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 26-29, 2019 • Bethesda, MD • Preregistration Form
*2nd Annual* Multiplex Immunofluorescence in Immune Oncology: This four day program is divided into a two-day symposium with lectures presented by world class scientists in the field of immuno-oncology and with representation by all the main multiplex platforms for IO (Akoya Biosciences Phenoptics, Cell IDx, CODEX, CyTOF, MIBI, Ultivue), and two days of hands-on workshop laboratory performing a real multiplex immunofluorescence staining panel using the Opal™ method, multispectral image acquisition with a Polaris™ scanner, and immunophenotyping analysis using InForm™ and HALO™ software.
September 10-13, 2019 • Germantown, MD • Preregistration Form
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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)
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