Gerald Thomsen gerald.h.thomsen at stonybrook.edu
Wed Dec 4 11:40:21 EST 2013

Please note the live link to the Xenopus course:

sorry about the dead one!

*- Jerry*

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Gerald Thomsen <
gerald.h.thomsen at stonybrook.edu> wrote:

> http://meetings.cshl.edu/courses/c-xeno10.shtml
> *Application deadline:  January 31, 2013*
> Instructors:
> Amy Sater, University of Houston
> Gerald Thomsen, Stony Brook University
> Karen Liu, King's College London
> Dear Colleague -  We're pleased to announce the upcoming Xenopus Course at
> CSHL, and ask you to consider sending a member of your laboratory or group
> to participate, and to pass this announcement along to anyone who may
> benefit from this training. A diverse faculty will bring the most
> up-to-date results and theories to the students, making this course a
> valuable resource for young researchers starting out in this fast-moving
> and expansive field.
> Xenopus is the leading vertebrate model for the analysis of gene function
> in development. The combination of lineage analysis, gene-knockout
> strategies, experimental manipulation of the embryo, and
> genomic/bioinformatic techniques, makes it ideal for studies on the
> molecular control of embryo patterning, morphogenesis and organogenesis.
> Moreover, recent advances in Xenopus genomics offer new opportunities to
> integrate computational strategies with experimental approaches, including
> genome editing-based strategies for gene knockout. The course combines
> intensive laboratory training with daily lectures from recognized experts
> in the field. Students will learn both emerging technologies and classical
> techniques to study gene function in Xenopus development. An important
> element will be the informal interaction between students and course
> faculty.
> Technologies to be covered will include: oocyte and embryo culture,
> lineage analysis and experimental manipulation of embryos, time lapse
> imaging of morphogenesis, gain and loss of function analysis using mRNAs,
> antisense oligonucleotides and the CRISPR/Cas9 system, whole mount in situ
> hybridization, immunocytochemistry, genomics and bioinformatics, chromatin
> immunoprecipitation, preparation of transgenic embryos, and use of Xenopus
> tropicalis for genetic analyses.
> The Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus course is designed for those
> new to the Xenopus field, as well as for those wanting a refresher course
> in emerging technologies. For instance, participants this year will be able
> to target their favorite gene by CRISPR/Cas9 methods. The course is open to
> investigators from all countries.
> Substantial scholarships towards tuition, room and board are available
> based on stated need (apply in writing). Check out the website for more
> details, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
> http://meetings.cshl.edu/courses/c-xeno10.shtml
> Best regards,
> *- Jerry*
> Gerald H. Thomsen, PhD
> Professor
> Biochemistry and Cell Biology
> Center for Developmental Genetics
> Stony Brook University
> Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215
> gerald.h.thomsen at stonybrook.edu
> office phone:  001-631-632-8536
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