Final announcement: Course on Molecular Studies of Marine Biological diversity, Indian River Lagoon and Andros Island Bahamas

Jose Lopez lopez at
Fri Apr 23 16:17:46 EDT 1999

Dear researchers,

Registration for the following course closes next week.

Molecular Studies of Marine Biological Diversity, May 23 to June 5, 1999

Study of intra- and interspecific genetic variation of selected marine
invertebrates.  Laboratory and field studies will compare diversity found
among tropical mangrove and coral reef habitats in the Indian River Lagoon
and Andros Island, Bahamas.  In a marine conservation and molecular ecology
context, lectures and practical laboratory work will cover modern techniques
such as invertebrate tissue preparation, DNA purification, genomic
fingerprinting, the polymerase 
chain reaction (PCR) and molecular phylogenetic analyses.  Experiential
learning through integration into a Bahamian "out-island" community will
also be emphasized.  Open to upper level biology students and teachers. 3
semester hours credit.  The course will begin on the campus of Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution, Ft. Pierce, FL. Course fees of $1790.00 and
$251.00 per credit hour (non-VA resident), include lab fees, tuition,
accommodation and travel to the Bahamas Environmental Research Center
(operated by George Mason University's Center for Field Studies) Andros
Island.   Dr. Jose V. Lopez (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, course

For more information please contact Jill Sunderland, 800-333-(HBOI), X506,
Kristina Jones, 703-993-1436 or 993-1740 (GMU), and 
visit the following websites:

[Laboratory supplies for the course will be kindly provided in part by MJ
Research, Novex Electrophoresis, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and VWR
Scientific Products.]

Jose V. Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Division of Biomedical Marine Research
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
5600 US 1 North
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
PH: 800-333-4264, ext 478
F: 561-461-2221

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