domingo, 27 de julio de 2008

Intensive course "Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics"

January 18th through January 31st, 2009

The American Genetic Association ( in conjunction with the

National Cancer, Institute, The Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Frederick, Maryland (, NOAHS-Smithsonian Institute and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute ( is presenting a 13 day intensive course January 18th through January 31st, 2009, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. The course will be directed by Dr. Stephen J. O'Brien, and taught by renowned scientists in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic analyses for conservation of endangered species, who will also share a variety of their personal experiences in this important field.

Applicants should be conservation-minded scientists (advanced graduate students, post-docs, teachers, and researchers with advanced degrees) from academia, government, non-government organizations, or industry who are studying the genetics of endangered species and who will apply the knowledge gained from this course to the conservation of such species.

Interested individuals can contact us at or visit the website at for course details.


Dr. Warren E. Johnson

Laboratory of Genomic Diversity

National Cancer Institute

Frederick MD 21702-1201

TEL: 301-846-7483

FAX: 301-846-6327