EVO10-01 2010 : Genomic Approaches to Evolution and Development
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EMBO Practical Course
Genomic Approaches to Evolution and Development
Sunday 7 February - Thursday 11 February 2010
The main objective of the course is to provide experimental training in state-of-the-art genomic techniques to students and postdocs wishing to dissect Gene Regulatory Networks (GRNs) driving the development of non-conventional animal models. Developmental progression is orchestrated through extensive GRNs, which not only define the overall body plan but also form an essential means for evolutionary change. Dissecting GRNs requires information on the repertoire of genes expressed at any given time and an understanding of the transcriptional inputs controlling their expression. To obtain this information at a genome-wide scale requires the integration of genomic experiments and computational approaches. This course will focus on the experimental aspects of obtaining such data, including ChIP-on-chip and ChIP-seq and will provide an overview on the computational methods required to analyze these data. All participants will gain hands-on experience with performing ChIP experiments and next-generation sequencing.
Day one: Chromatin preparation, initiate a chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
Day two: Second day of the ChIP protocol, initiate a Seq-Solexa library preparation
Day three: Third day of ChIP, size select the Solexa library and PCR enrich adapter modified DNA
Day four: Complete the ChIP, quality control using real-time PCR amplify quality control of Solexa library preparation (bioanalyzer), analyze qPCR results
Day five: Introduction to computational analysis of ChIP-seq results
Stephen Tapscott, Fred Hutchinson Center, USA
Martina Braun, EMBL, Germany
Catherine Adamidi, Max-Delbruck-centrum, Germany
Nicolas Delhomme, EMBL, Germany
Charles Girardot, EMBL, Germany
Ya-Hsin Liu, EMBL, Germany
Lucia Ciglar, EMBL, Germany
Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Germany
Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbruck-centrum, Germany
Gwen Sanderson, EMBL, Germany
Registration and Payment
Please register online
Deadline for registration is 2010/01/10.
Attendance Fee: 250 Euros
The course fee includes accommodation expenses in a shared twin room for 4 nights, catering, local transportation and course material.
The number of participants is limited to 20.
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