[Coral-List] histotechniques workshop in Hawaii

Greta Smith Aeby greta at hawaii.edu
Fri Mar 10 19:35:33 EST 2006

Histotechniques and Histology of the Anthozoa

Location:	Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Dates: 		June 26 - July 5, 2006
Instructors:	Esther Peters, Ph.D., Tetra Tech, Inc.
		       Kathy Price, HT, Glen Muir Technologies
		       Greta Aeby, Ph.D., Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

This workshop is focused on building individual skills in histological techniques by working with scleractinian corals and other 
anthozoans.  Coursework is designed to foster an appreciation of the importance of histopathology to support studies of many 
aspects of anthozoan biology such as their ecology, physiology, biochemistry, reproduction, as well as in the interpretation of 
coral disease.
The field component of the course will include identification of local anthozoan species, appropriate specimen selection, 
collection, and the identification and quantification of diseased corals.  We will then apply methods and techniques for preparing 
thin sections of coral tissues for examination by light microscopy to determine the condition of the tissues and cells, the 
animals’ reproductive status, and whether any parasites or pathogens are present that might be affecting the health of the 
animal or its symbiotic algae.  
Course format will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with all aspects of anthozoan histology.  

Participants:  Graduate-level students or working professionals.  Limit 12 students. 

Credit:  College credit can be obtained through the University of Hawaii summer course offerings.

Fee:  $1500 covers lab supplies, course materials, housing, and food

Other Costs:  Participants are responsible for travel to/from Honolulu.  There are kitchen facilities available in the dorm room.  
Travel arrangements to Coconut Island will be provided.  Participants should provide own mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit or 
diveskin.  Scholarships or other types of financial support are NOT available from HIMB.    

Application deadline:  May 1; application form is available on our website: http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/Education/

Submit applications to:
Dr. Greta Aeby
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
PO Box 1346
Kaneohe, HI  96744

Key Dates
	May 1, 2006		Application deadline
	May 15, 2006		Email notification of acceptance
	June 1, 2006		Required deposit ($300)
	June 15, 2006		Balance due ($1200)
	June 26, 2006		Course begins

For more information contact Dr. Greta Aeby at greta at hawaii.edu

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