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Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques

  January 23, 2018  
CfPIE - The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Malvern, PA USA
October 10 - 12, 2018

Course Description - Course runs 9:00 - 5:00 on Day 1 & Day 2 -- 9:00 - 3:00 on Day 3 (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Molecular biology pertains to the study of living systems at the DNA, RNA, and protein levels, and how these molecules can be modified and harnessed for practical applications. Knowledge of the natural function of these molecules in the cell provides a context appropriate for further advancement in the rapidly expanding areas of functional genomics, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology, diagnostics, therapeutics, and personalized medicine. This course, intended for the non-specialist, will focus on selected aspects of biotechnology in both basic- and applied research. In particular, the structural and functional relationships of molecular biology techniques to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries will be explained. Modern day molecular biology innovations and success stories will be presented and examples of molecular applications will be highlighted. At the end of the course, the participant will be conversant with respect to standard terminology in the field and will have an appreciation for the opportunities that exist within this discipline.

Who Should Attend

This is a three-day course for those interested in learning both fundamental and advanced-level molecular biology techniques. Molecular biology methods are used extensively in modern day drug discovery, research and development, and diagnostics. This course is intended for personnel with some scientific background who are seeking basic and advanced-level molecular biology training and who wish to become conversant within the discipline. This informative course is attractive to personnel involved with, or participating in, molecular biology-related and biotechnological research, supervision, scale-up or manufacturing, other technical operations, or basic/applied research.

Organized by: Center for Professional Innovation & Education
Invited Speakers:

Robert Farrell, Ph.D.

Specialties: Biotechnology

Dr. Robert Farrell is a professor of biology at Penn State University. He has thirty-five years of hands-on experience with molecular biology and animal tissue culture methods, ranging from the classical to the contemporary. In addition to his teaching experience and research enterprise focusing on transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression, he served as an associate editor for Plant Molecular Biology Reporter and is a frequent peer-reviewer for journals within his discipline.

Dr. Farrell has also consulted extensively within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and is occasionally called upon as an expert witness. In addition to his research, he has been the recipient of two awards for excellence in teaching from Penn State. Previously, he served as President and principal investigator for Exon Intron, a biotechnology education and laboratory service firm. His previous clients have included Bayer, Becton Dickinson, Pfizer, Millipore, Abbott Labs, the USDA, PGC Scientifics, Dynal, Polaroid, Roche, Sigma Chemical, and Syntex Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Farrell received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The Catholic University of America and his B.S. in Biology from Providence College.


Dr. Farrell has authored five editions of RNA Methodologies: A Laboratory Guide for Isolation and Characterization (Elsevier).  He has also written journal articles for such publications as J. Cellular Physiology, Molecular and General Genomics, Clinical Biotechnology, J. American Society for Horticultural Science, Tree Physiology, HortScience, FEMS Yeast Research, FMS Microbiology Ecology, Biology and Fertility of Soils, BMC Plant Biology, Planta, Tree Genetics and Genomes, Mesoamericana, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and American Biotechnology Laboratory.

Deadline for Abstracts: N/A
Registration: https://www.cfpie.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=244
E-mail: info@cfpie.com
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