This Spring FAES is offering a course showcasing the research of 16 leading scientists at NIH. The course is titled "Recent Discoveries in Molecular Biology". The scientists will present their work at an introductory level suitable for postbaccalaureate fellows, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The lectures will cover a broad range of topics from DNA recombination to the development of the neuro-circuits in the brain responsible for vision.
The objective of this postgraduate course is to present late breaking discoveries of genetic, epigenetic, cellular, and developmental mechanisms that underlie the fundamental processes of biology. The presentations will focus on discoveries that reveal molecular understanding of key processes. Speakers will present introductory material and explain how recent results impact current assumptions. Topics discussed will include DNA replication, the dynamics of chromatin structure, the function of small noncoding RNAs, gene shuffling in the immune system, transposable elements, autophagy, the formation of organelles, molecular control of early development including the vascular system, complex genetics of the domestic dog, and the neural circuitry of the visual system. Each lecture will be given by a different guest speaker chosen from among the leading research scientists at NIH. Reading material will be made available one week prior to each lecture. All students should have a college level understanding of basic biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. This course is highly recommended for postbaccalaureate fellows and graduate students at NIH but will also be informative for postdoctoral fellows. For students that register to receive a grade, a midterm and a final exam will be provided. These will consist of essay questions written by the speakers that relate to their current research. One week will be allowed to complete each exam. The lectures will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on the Tuesdays listed below. The lectures will be in room 036 of building 60 on the Bethesda campus of NIH. Go to the "Directions" link to get directions to the room.
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Both Ends of the Leash: Good Dogs with Bad Genes Inform Human Health
The function and impact of transposable elements
Subcellular Protein Localization
Chromatin organization in development and disease
Translational Control of Gene Expression
Gene reshuffling in the immune system
Architectures of RNA Polymerases and the control elements in the nuclear genes they transcribe
Looking under the hood of molecular machines that regulate the cytoskeleton
Bridging the gap between cell biology and structural biology with 3D electron microscopy
Mitochondria, autophagy and cell cycle control
Developmental biology of the cardiovascular system
Vertebrate embryogenesis as illustrated in frogs and fish
The role of chaperones in iron homeostasis
Wiring the Brains: Insights through Flies' eyes
Registration is now being accepted via online (www.faes.org). Walk-in registration for Spring 2013 is Tuesday, January 15, through Wednesday, January 23, 10AM – 4PM, Bldg 60, Rooms 236 & 237 (the Cloister) and on Tuesday, January 22, 5PM – 7PM (in addition to 10AM – 4PM). Late walk-in registration will be accepted from January 24 through February 22, Bldg 60, Suite 230, 8:30AM - 4PM (and January 28-31, 5PM - 8PM) with a $10 late fee. To register with lab funds ask your secretary to enter you into the NIHITS system http://nominate.od.nih.gov/login.pl?action. Once your AO approves your enrollment, you can take the approval to the FAES office.
For details visit http://faes.org/; or call 301-496-7976.