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BioTech 39 | Epigenetics | 5-Day Hands-On Workshop

December 10, 2018 to December 14, 2018

Registration occurs on a firstcome, firstserved basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course. If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: training@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. NIH employees paying with the signed vendor copy of the SF-182 form, please email: registration@faes.org

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Contract: SF-182

Sequencing of the human genome was not the endpoint of our goal in understanding human genetics. The chemical modifications to DNA and the chemical interactions involving the manufacture of proteins represents a second level of human genetics termed, epigenetics or epigenomics. Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in gene expression that occur without a change in DNA sequence. Research has shown that epigenetic mechanisms provide an additional layer of transcriptional control that regulates how genes are expressed. Epigenetic abnormalities are associated with genetic disorders, cancer, autoimmune diseases, aging and pediatric syndromes, among others.

This course will address the basic principles of epigenetics, the role of epigenetic mechanisms in normal development and human disease, and the development of epigenetically-effective drugs. The objective of the program is to provide a solid foundation of information enabling participants to design experiments when returning to their own research lab. Furthermore to provide a solid background inorder to understand the literature in this rapidly growing field.

Participating instructors are primarily active researchers from neighboring institutes and universities who have been publishing in these areas for several years.

Topics
Lectures cover basic mechanism underlying DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin organization, noncoding RNA, and gene repression. Moreover, a broad range of topics will be covered in epigenetic research including cancer, development, environmental health, and immunology. The lectures also provide the participant with practical information concerning current techniques in epigenetic research. For example, the application of CHARM, Illumina bead arrays, restriction enzyme analysis, and bisulfate sequencing is discussed in designing experiments and interpreting data.

In the laboratory, attendees gain hands-on experience in techniques including methyl specific PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and global DNA methylation assays.

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

Credit
Although no grades are given for BioTech Courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Upon completion of this 5-day program, each participant will receive 3.5 CEUs. Upon completion of each workshop, a certificate is issued.

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.  

Notification
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at ccoote@mail.nih.gov.
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day.  
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. 
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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