PLANT AND ANIMAL LONG-OLIGONUCLEOTIDE
January 3-8, 2010
This workshop will comprise a combination of lectures and hand-on laboratory
sessions. The participants will employ Arabidopsis, maize or rice
(plant side), and human, bovine, or pig (animal side) whole genome 70-mer
oligonucleotide microarrays in their laboratory work (for details of the
plant arrays see: Arabidopsis,
maize). The primary goal of
the workshop is obtaining optimal results using oligonucleotide-based
The workshop is divided into two parts: Part I covers wet-lab aspects
of microarray target production, microarray hybridization, and
scanning. It starts with registration on Sunday, January 3, from 2-4PM,
with the first formal activities at 5PM, and ends on Wednesday evening.
Part II covers data extraction, statistical analysis, and experimental
design, and runs on Thursday and Friday. The workshop ends at 5pm on
Note: The number of
airline connections from Tucson to San Diego on Friday evening allows
workshop participants convenient access to the Plant and Animal Genome XVIII
Meeting (January 9-13, 2010).
Specific topics include:
- Experimental design.
- Probe preparation and microarray printing.
- Microarray rehydration and probe
- Target preparation, including RNA extraction,
direct and indirect labeling, and amplification techniques.
- Microarray hybridization.
- Array scanning and data extraction.
- Data analysis and archiving.
Registration (Part I plus Part II) is $750, which includes costs of the
microarrays and other consumable supplies that are used. Part II
registration only is $325. Part I participants are limited to 40 on a
first-come, first-serve basis. Overall participation is limited to 60
To register for the workshop and for further enquiries, please contact David
information about local accommodation, please follow this link.
Unfortunately, the University of Arizona does not have any temporary housing
University of Arizona
Department of Plant Sciences
303 Forbes Building
Tel: (520) 621-9153; Fax (520) 621-7186
Page last updated March 31, 2009