[rat-forum] Short Course on Heart, Lung & Blood Diseases - Announcement

Nancy Place nancyp at jax.org
Tue Mar 29 16:21:00 CST 2005

Important Notice to all Interested Applicants:

Applications are being accepted for this year's Short Course on Genetic Approaches to Complex Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases, to be held on September 23 - October 2, 2005 in Bar Harbor, Maine.  This course is sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and supported by NHLBI Program for Genomic Applications.

This highly acclaimed course covers the application of statistics,molecular biology and genetics to the analysis of complex diseases such as asthma, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Both human and animal model data are presented and considered in-depth.  Students learn to detect the genetic basis of disease, perform linkage analysis, conduct genome scans, analyze quantitative trait loci, detect gene interactions, map complex disease genes, build contigs, and clone genes. Emphasis is also placed on how to characterize gene function using the latest in biochemical and molecular genetic techniques. Contemporary approaches to gene discovery such as mutagenesis and microarray analysis are also covered. Social and ethical issues surrounding the generation and use of genetic information are discussed at length during the course.   Intensive hands-on workshops further expose students to the latest bioinformatics tools such as: Omim, MGD, Unigene, GeneBank, Blast, Gene-scan, SwissProt and Entrez.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree or its equivalent and be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. The course is limited to 35 participants.  Applications will be reviewed competitively.   Women,minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For complete information, including application instructions, please visit:


Or contact Nancy Place, Course Coordinator,at (207) 288-6257, nancyp at jax.org

Nancy Place

Course & Conference Coordinator

The Jackson Laboratory

600 Main Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1500

Telephone - (207) 288-6257

Fax - (207) 288-6080


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