[rat-forum] Limited Spaces available in 44th Short Course

Nancy Place nancyp at jax.org
Fri May 9 08:28:47 CDT 2003

Applications continue to be accepted for a VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES in the The 44th ANNUAL SHORT COURSE IN MEDICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MAMMALIAN GENETICS, at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine. This year's course will run from July 13 - 25, 2003. If you are interested in applying, please forward your materials as soon as possible.

This two-week course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings supplemented by afternoon mini-symposia, workshops tutorials, and demonstrations.  There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. 

The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is busy, there are opportunities to enjoy the natural beauties of Mount Desert Island including hiking, biking, and kayaking.

The content of the Short Course focuses on (1) an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and man, (2) the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and man, and (3) the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders.  The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis,and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions.  As in the past, the Short Course includes an implicit focus on translational biology and clinical applications.  Special emphasis in this year's course is on ethics, neurosensory disorders, and genome diversity.

This course is a joint effort of Johns Hopkins University and The Jackson Laboratory.  Faculty members of the course come from both institutions as well as other distinguished institutions.  The senior lecturer this year is Leon E. Rosenberg, M.D., of Princeton University.

For more information, including faculty list, updated schedule, application instructions, and registration fees, please visit the course web page: http://www.jax.org/courses/shortcourse_03.html

Or contact:

Nancy Place, Course Coordinator, The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, 

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

nancyp at jax.org

Telephone:  (207) 288-6257

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