New & Noteworthy
March 31, 2014
For more than 40 years, the legendary Yeast Genetics & Genomics course has been taught each summer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. (OK, the name didn’t include “Genomics” in the beginning…) The list of people who have taken the course reads like a Who’s Who of yeast research, including many of today’s leading scientists and two Nobel laureates (Randy Schekman in 1975 and Jim Rothman in 1985, who both won the 2013 Nobel Prize).
Now it’s your chance to attend this summer course (July 22 – August 11) and get a comprehensive education in all things yeast, from classical genetics through up-to-the-minute genomics and the latest cytological techniques. Scientists who aren’t part of large, well-known yeast labs are especially encouraged to apply – for example, professors and instructors who want to incorporate yeast into their undergraduate genetics classrooms; scientists who want to transition from mathematical, computational, or engineering disciplines into bench science; and researchers from small labs or institutions where it would otherwise be difficult to learn the fundamentals of yeast genetics and genomics.
Besides its scientific content, the fun and camaraderie at the course is also legendary. In between all the hard work there are late-night chats at the bar and swimming at the beach. There’s a fierce competition between students at the various CSHL courses in the Plate Race, which is a relay in which teams have to carry stacks of 40 Petri dishes (used, of course).
The application deadline is April 15th, so don’t miss your chance! Find all the details here.