Molecular Diagnostics of Honey Bee Pathogens (BKP01)
MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS OF HONEY BEE PATHOGENS
4th Annual Workshop
May 8-12, 2017
Unique learning opportunity with leading bee researchers in a state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic lab
First-hand experience at Canada’s National Bee Diagnostic Technology Access Centre (NBDC-TAC) in Beaverlodge, Alberta.
Develop knowledge and skills for performing molecular diagnostics and laboratory.
This workshop is designed for senior level undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in bee diagnostics, molecular biology, and laboratory/research techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work with bee scientists at the NBDC-TAC, develop specialized knowledge of bee pathogens, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to develop their bee diagnostic skills in a small group setting.
Participants: Minimum 4, maximum 6 students with some laboratory experience
Instructors: Carlos Castillo, PhD. - NBDC-TAC applied scientist
Patricia Wolf Veiga, MSc. - NBDC-TAC diagnostic technician
Jamie Lee Martin, BSc. - NBDC-TAC laboratory technician
Stephen Pernal, PhD. (AAFC’s lead honey bee scientist) special lecture
Methodology: Students will be paired based on complementary laboratory skills.
The groups will rotate in the lab to prepare samples and perform diagnostics. Instructors will guide students through all the procedures (field and lab work) covered in the course. There will be three - 45 minute lectures on molecular biology techniques, and one - 60-minute special lecture on honey bee pathogens. Students will present and discuss their diagnostic results on Friday afternoon, and provide an evaluation of the course.
Tuition/Costs: $1,200 tuition includes instruction, lab materials and supplies. See attachement for more information regarding the course, including how to register.
Travel & accommodation are the students’ responsibility.