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Summer course in molecular mycology

Still time to apply for the Molecular Mycology course at MBL this summer- the deadline is April 11, 2012.  A fantastic experience in laboratory techniques, experimental design & analysis, and pathogenesis in fungi.

This dynamic course provides state-of-the-art training in molecular methods and assays for studying fungal pathogens and fungi-host interactions. In addition, it provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from academia and industry with different areas of expertise relevant to the study of fungal diseases. The upcoming Molecular Mycology course promises to be exceptional. See the attached flyer or the course website to see the list of interactive visiting and resident faculty who will make up the course curriculum.

Laboratory exercises, demos, lectures, and informal panel discussions make up the curriculum. Laboratory exercises focus on CandidaAspergillus, and Cryptococcus, and include genetic manipulation, discussion of new genetic tools, genetic screening strategies, cell culture and animal models, host response assays, antifungal susceptibility assays and live cell imaging of fungi. Additional topics include current research problems and strategies in medical mycology and topics relating to careers in fungal pathogenesis. Among the topics to be addressed in lectures include new animal models, immunology and fungal diseases, and fungi within microbial communities.

The course runs from August 1-17.

**Students accepted to the course often receive GENEROUS scholarships towards tuition and travel. **

The course website and on-line application give more details about the costs and the application process. You will need letters of reference so don’t delay if you want to apply. The application deadline is April 11, 2012.