Wellcome Trust Advanced Course in Drosophila Genetics and Genomics
9–23 August 2009
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge UK
This will be an advanced, discussion-based course on the genetics and genomics of Drosophila. The intended audience is postdoctoral and graduate students now working in a fly lab, or students who have recently completed a PhD in another field and are moving into Drosophila research for their postdoctoral studies. However, students with other backgrounds will be considered on their merits.
Topics covered will include:
- advanced genetics
- developmental genetics
- genetic analysis of sex determination
- the Drosophila genome(s)
- databases and resources
- evolutionary genetics
- genetic analysis of complex characters
- genetic screens
- mosaics and P-element systems
Michael Ashburner (University of Cambridge, UK)
Scott Hawley (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
Casey Bergman (University of Manchester, UK)
Steve Russell (University of Cambridge, UK)
Ruth Lehmann (New York University School of Medicine, USA)
Daniel St Johnston (The Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK),
Kent Golic (University of Utah, USA)
Brian Charlesworth (University of Edinburgh, UK),
Trudy Mackay (North Carolina State University, USA),
Leslie Vosshall (The Rockefeller University, USA)
Bruce Baker (Stanford University, USA).
Applicants should be postdoctoral scientists or senior PhD students actively engaged in Drosophila research. The course is subsidised by the Wellcome Trust for scientists based at academic institutions anywhere in the world.
This is a residential course, without exception, and although the course is subsidised by the Wellcome Trust for academics there is a charge of £1400 towards board and lodging (sharing a twin room with en suite bathroom, subject to availability), or £1800 (private room and en suite) for academic applicants.The fee for commercial (non-academic) applicants is £3600.
Limited bursaries are available for academics (50 per cent of fee) and are subject to open competition.
Applicants will be required to complete an application form containing their CV together with a 300-word outline of the relevance of the course to their research. Please note that documentation supporting their application will be required from the applicant's supervisor/head of department.
Application deadline: 10 April 2009
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