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BioTech 26 | PCR: Basics, Real-time, Quantitative and Digital Methods | 4-Day Hands On Workshop

October 1, 2018 to October 4, 2018

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline forregistration is one week before the first day of the course. If you are unable toregister before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977for space availability.

NIH Only: Payment approval and authorization is done through your AO or labmanager. Receiving lab approval does not constitute enrollment. Fellows or those being sponsored by their lab can enroll using this form while waiting forauthorization of payment.

Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

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Contract: SF-182

From its conception in 1983 to its modern day use in a myriad of clinical and research applications, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has revolutionized modern molecular biology.   This lecture and laboratory course will focus on the Polymerase Chain Reaction and its applications in basic molecular biology research, genetics, molecular pathology, including cancer and genetic diseases and identification of viral, bacterial and other pathogens.

Lecture Topics
Topics include Basic PCR, Dissection of the PCR Cycle, Primer Design and Usage including Tools for Primer Design, Thermostable DNA Polymerases, Optimization, PCR Additives, Contamination Control, Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) PCR Mutagenesis, Cycle Sequencing, 5' and 3' RACE PCR, Multiplex PCR, Clinical and Forensic Applications, Practical Modifications to PCR.

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours.   Upon completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

Refund Policy                                                                                                             
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop. 

50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 

0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 
3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

1. All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
2.  Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day.
3.  In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation.
4. All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop. 

Suggested Accommodation:
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility. Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC

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