[Coral-List] Gene Expression Biomarkers workshop, FL Keys

mikhail matz matz at mail.utexas.edu
Sun May 3 10:56:09 EDT 2009

Hello colleagues,
Here is the last call for applications for the coral gene expression  
Development and Application of Gene Expression Biomarkers of Coral  
Stress and Disease (July 24-31, 2009)

This 8-day course is for professional scientists and graduate  
students interested in gene expression analysis as a diagnostic tool  
for coral research. We will cover the basic principles of  
quantitative PCR (qPCR), including assay design and calibration,  
sample preparation, data analysis, and troubleshooting; and apply  
these to compare physiological states of corals from different  
ecological settings. The workshop is sponsored by Clontech, Roche,  
Applied Biosystems, and Rainin, who will provide reagents and  
equipment (including Roche's Light Cycler 480 qPCR instrument).

Instructor: Mikhail "Misha" Matz, University of Texas at Austin
matz at mail.utexas.edu

The workshop will take place at Mote Marine Laboratory's Tropical  
Research Laboratory, at the Summerland Key, Florida, as part of the   
Advanced Courses in Tropical Marine Sciences program: http:// 

Spaces are still available in the Coral Tissue Slide Reading Workshop  
and Diseases of Corals and Other Reef Organisms course! Click below:

Download application forms from the corresponding URL above.  The  
deadline for all applications is May 25.

If you have questions, contact:
about the biomarker course - Dr. Misha Matz (matz at mail.utexas.edu)
about the slide reading or disease courses -  Dr. Esther Peters  
(epeters2 at gmu.edu)
about registration  - Stillwater Research Group (SRG at delta-seven.com)
about the diving program - Erich Bartels (ebartels at mote.org).


Mikhail V. Matz
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Integrative Biology Section
1 University station C0930
Austin, TX 78712
phone 512-992-8086 cell, 512-475-6424 lab
fax 512-471-3878
web http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/matz_lab

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