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EIT-Food and Algae-UK are pleased to provide funding for the upcoming workshop “Expressing transgenes in Chlamydomonas and Phaeodactylum – a guide to commonly used methods for transformation of their nuclear genomes”, to be held at the Department of Plant Sciences of the University of Cambridge.

This is a practical workshop concentrating on Chlamydomonas and Phaeodactylum transformation. An introduction to different transformation methods and the basics of Golden Gate cloning using the MoClo syntax will be provided. Trainees are expected to already have a basic understanding of construct generation, cloning in E. coli and experience in handling microbes (i.e. good aseptic technique).

The workshop can accommodate up to 14 participants, with free lunch and refreshments provided on-site. 

Due to the limited places and background experience required, attendance is by application only (selection is based on experience, and to ensure a mix of delegates from academia and industry).

Please register your interest by 5pm Friday 8th November, by emailing the following details:

  1. Name
  2. University/Institute/Company address
  3. Are you a EIT-Food member?
  4. Please detail your experience in construct generation, cloning in E. coli and experience in handling microbes
  5. How will this course benefit your career and research?
  6. Would you require a travel/accommodation grant to help you attend this course?
  7. Do you have access to the following instruments: Gene gun, NEPA electroporator, BioRad Gene Pulser electroporator

We will inform all successful delegates by 10am Monday 11th November 2019. If you have not heard from us after this time, please assume your application was not successful this time. We have a limited amount of travel and accommodation funding, details of which will be circulated to successful delegates.

Photo: Dr Payam Mehrshahi. 



Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 - 18:00
Event location: 
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA