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The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics
The mission of the PGFI Educational Facility is to educate and train researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in genomic research. As part of our educational mission, PGFI sponsors a summer internship program for qualified undergraduates who are interested in genomic research. The education facility also conducts workshops for faculty and staff to get hands on training in genomic techniques.
Phone: (215) 898-6107
All workshops are held in the PGFI Educational Facility, Carolyn Lynch Labs, 433. S. University Avenue. Please refer to the application procedures under the specific workshop dates.
Application links will be posted before each workshop, typically 6-8 wks before. If you are interested in a particular workshop, but cannot attend the dates that it will be held, feel free to submit your name on this form to be notified of the next time that the workshop will be offered.
This workshop is aimed at researchers who are interested in molecular biology and genomics, but who do not have the opportunity to learn or use basic wet laboratory techniques as part of their primary research. This six-day workshop will teach methodologies for isolating genomic DNA from mammalian cells, PCR, restriction enzyme digests, plasmid purification and automated DNA sequencing. The workshop will be taught at a basic level, with no previous laboratory experience required or expected.
There is no charge for any of the Basic workshops. Penn graduate students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Faculty, and non-Penn students/postdocs in PGFI Members' labs are invited to apply, unless noted otherwise. Space is limited. The PGFI Educational Facility will contact applicants 2-3 days after the application deadline with notification of whether there is space for them in the workshop.
2012-2013 Dates (Participants attend all listed days for a particular workshop)
September 21, 2012; 1 - 2 PM
September 24 - 28, 2012; 1 - 5 PM
January Workshop (Faculty ONLY)
January 2 - 4 and 7 - 8, 2013; 1 - 5 PM.
February 22, 2013; 1 - 2 PM.
February 25 - March 1, 2013; 1 - 5 PM.
May 3, 2013; 1 - 2 PM.
May 6 - 10, 2013; 1 - 5 PM.
Application deadline: 5 PM April 8, 2013 (Apply)
April 15-19, 2013, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
The five-day workshop will provide researchers with hands-on experience in creating a Chromatin immunoprecipatation (ChIP) library for high-throughput sequencing. Attendees will create a transcription factor ChIP-Seq library from HeLa cells.
Eligible applicants: Penn faculty, postdocs, and graduate students; Space is limited.
If accepted, attendees will be asked to provide their participant fee before the workshop. Preferred form of payment is a Penn 26-digit fund number (which must be given to PGFI's Business Administrator from your (or your PI's) Business Administrator). Cash or check can be accepted if you do not have a Penn 26-digit fund number available to which to charge the workshop. For students and postdocs, payments by cash or check must be accompanied by acknowledgment from the student's or postdoc's PI, indicating that the PI is aware that the applicant intends to take the workshop.
Apply here (deadline: 5 PM, April 3, 2013).
Applicants will be notified by 5 PM, April 5, 2013.
May 20-24, 2013 (Times, Topics, and Fees TBA)
Past Advanced Workshops
The Spring 2013 newsletter can be viewed here.
Educational Facility Professional Development Workshops can be applied for here.
Interested in helping with genomics outreach? Add your name to our pool of volunteers and willing speakers/experts.
Based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) is a university-wide institute dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology. Our mission...