Models and Technologies
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: June 12, 2007
Registration is Open for Models and Technologies for Defining Phenotype Course
July 21-29, 2007
Sponsored by an NIH Roadmap Grant
Participants will include both students in graduate/postgraduate programs and more senior investigators. Eighteen applicants will be accepted to enable an intimate, interactive environment.æ Although scientists from all disciplines are welcome to apply, preference will be given to those currently in the Genomics and Biomedical Imaging fields, and those with current work or future plans for conducting Functional Genomics studies. Participants will be tracked into either a "Genomics" or "Biomedical Imaging" curriculum, with participants possessing a Genomics background participating in the Biomedical Imaging curriculum, and participants with a Biomedical Imaging background participating in the Genomics curriculum. Classes in the Genomics track will include genotyping methodology, family and population studies, haplotype analysis, genomics databases, studies of complex disease processes, and mice models of Genomics. Classes in the Biomedical Imaging track will include lectures demonstrations of CT, PET, microPET, MRI, fMRI, ultrasound, 3-D modeling, and probe and instrument design issues.
Classes and workshops common to each group will present examples of techniques employed in current Genomics studies. Additional classes will discuss Human Subjects and ethical concerns that relate to Genomics studies. In the latter half of the course, the two groups will merge to discuss how the fields of Genomics and Biomedical Imaging can cooperate to advance "Functional Genomics", and perform a grant writing exercise that demonstrates application of the techniques and approaches discussed in the course. Participants are encouraged to arrive with a grant concept/outline in mind.
Registration is open to all students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty investigators and involves providing contact information, uploading of CV/NIH Biosketch and brief statement regarding reasons for taking course. Additionally, students and fellows must submit a letter of recommendation from their advisor describing their qualifications for participating in the course.
Course registration fees, hotel accommodations, and most meals will be provided to all participants. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from the course, although need-based travel funds will be awarded. It is also recommended that participants bring a laptop computer (with a wireless connection); if this is not possible, we will make every attempt to provide appropriate computer access.