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International Course on Plant Genome Manipulation

Juan Pablo Martinez-Soriano jpms at irapuato.ira.cinvestav.mx
Wed Oct 9 03:45:20 EST 1996

                  INTERNATIONAL COURSE (First announcement)

              "Analysis and Manipulation of the Plant Genome"

        Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV)
                   Irapuato, Mexico. March 10-21, l997

          Please see: http://ccr.dsi.uanl.mx/~jpmtz/plant.html


Sponsors:  United Nations University (Biolac Program)/UNESCO Biotechnology
Action Council/ International Cell Research Organization/ International
Society for Plant Molecular Biology/ National Research and Technology
Council (Mexico).


- To present and discuss the structure, dynamics and expression of the
plant genome.

- To increase and improve scientific capabilities in Latin America and
the Caribbean region in the different molecular and cellular techniques
that facilitate the study and manipulation of the plant genome. The
practical part  of the course will focus on important regional crops,
including maiz, potato, papaya, etc.

  - To foster regional collaboration, coordination and information exchange.


The experimental part of the course will cover the following techniques:

-In situ hybridization
-Two hybrid yeast system.
-Use of AFLP for gene mapping and fingerprinting
-Production and purification of plant proteins in E. coli.
-Differential mRNA display.
-PCR based detection of plant pathogens.
-Biolistic transformation of plant cells

English. All participants are expected to be fluent in English to be able
to actively participate in all lectures.

Host Institution:
Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados. Unidad Irapuato, Irapuato,

Twenty participants will be accepted, of which 14 will be from outside
Mexico. No registration fee will be charged, The organizers will provide
full board and lodging to the selected participants. Applicants are
strongly urged to obtain travel grants from their own institutions or
governments. If funds are available a limited number of travel grants will
be provided.

Applications should be received by December 15, l996 and should include the

-Name and address.
-Telephone, fax, telex and electronic mail address.
-Bio-data INCLUDING educational and research experience, and a list of
  published research paper.
-Other courses and meetings attended during the past five years.
-A statement of reasons for, and benefits from, attending the course.
-Letter of recommendation from a senior scientist familiar with the
  applicant's research.
-Amount of support available and additional resources needed.

Applications and all correspondence should be sent to:

Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella
CINVESTAV-Unidad Irapuato
Apartado postal 629
Km. 9.6 libramiento Norte carretera Irapuato-Leon
36500 Irapuato, Gto.
Tel. (52-462) 5 16 00; Fax. (52-462) 5 12 82;

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to the following address:

               curso97 at irapuato.ira.cinvestav.mx

Applicants will be informed of their selection by January 31, l997.

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