[BioC] Microarray Workshop in Tucson, January 2008

David Henderson DNADave at insightful.com
Wed Sep 19 02:00:35 CEST 2007

This is forwarded on behalf of David Galbraith at The University of

For Biologists, this is an excellent way to either gain or improve your
skills in microarray techniques and gain experience in the proper
statistical analysis and experimental design of microarray experiments.
For statisticians, this is an excellent way to gain an understanding of
the procedures used in generating microarray data and possibly learn a
few new tricks for analyzing array data.


January 6-11, 2008 The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona

This workshop will comprise a combination of lectures and hand-on
laboratory sessions. The participants will primarily employ Arabidopsis
and maize (plant side) and human, bovine and porcine (animal side) whole
genome 70-mer oligonucleotide microarrays in their laboratory work (for
details of the arrays see http://www.cals.arizona.edu/microarray,
http://www.maizearray.org, and http://cals.arizona.edu/sus/

The workshop will be divided into two parts: Part I (Sunday 4PM to
Wednesday 5PM) will cover wet-lab aspects of microarray target
production and amplification, microarray hybridization, and scanning.
Part II (all day, Thursday and Friday) will concentrate on data
extraction, statistical analysis, and experimental design. Together
these topics are aimed at the goal of the participants obtaining optimal
results using oligonucleotide-based microarrays. Part II may be taken

Specific topics to be covered include:

* Experimental design. 
* Probe preparation and microarray printing. 
* Microarray rehydration and probe immobilization. 
* Target preparation, including RNA extraction, direct and indirect
labeling, and amplification techniques. 
* Microarray hybridization. 
* Array scanning and data extraction. 
* Data analysis and archiving. 

Registration (Part I plus Part II) is $675, which includes costs of the
microarrays and other supplies that you will use. Part II registration
only is $275. Part I participants will be limited to 30 on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Overall participation will be limited to 40

Note: There are a number of airline connections from Tucson to San Diego
on Friday evening, allowing workshop participants convenient access to
the Plant and Animal Genome XVI Meeting (January 12-16).

For further details and to register, please contact David Galbraith
(galbraith at arizona.edu)

David W. Galbraith 
Professor of Plant Sciences 
& Professor, Bio5 Institute 
The University of Arizona 
Office: 341 Keating Building 

Mailing address: 
BIO5 Institute
The University of Arizona
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0240
Tel: (520) 621-9153
Fax: (520) 626-4824
Email: galbraith at arizona.edu

David A. Henderson, Ph.D. 
Research Scientist 
Insightful Corporation 
1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 500 
Seattle, WA 98109-3044 
Tel: 206-802-2307 
Fax: 206-283-8691 
DNADave at Insightful.Com 

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