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To: Multiple recipients of list HUM-MOLGEN <HUM-MOLGEN@NIC.SURFNET.NL>
Subject: BIOT: Microsatellites & cancer; BIOTECH 2001
From: Martin Kennedy <MKENNEDY@chmeds.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 23:10:37 +1200

This BIOT summary message contains two postings:

1. Microsatellite analysis in bladder cancer
2. BIOTECHNOLOGY 2001:  A SYMPOSIUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
   SCIENCE EDUCATORS

Cheers,

Martin Kennedy
Arthur bergen
BIOT Editors, HUM-MOLGEN

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1. Microsatellite analysis in bladder cancer

I am interested in microsatellite analysis of bladder carcinogenesis. Also I
would like to know the technique detail as well as the quality control about
the technique regarding clinical diagnostic application. I fanyone could
comment on this point or provide me more detail, I would be appreciated
very much.

chownh@mail.ncku.edu.tw (Nan-Haw Chow)
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2. BIOTECHNOLOGY 2001:  A SYMPOSIUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
SCIENCE EDUCATORS


Biotechnology 2001 is Virginia's first major biotechnology symposium for
science educators.  The goal of  the symposium is to assist science
educators in keeping up with scientific discoveries and related
developments in biotechnology.  New discoveries and their application to
medicine, agriculture, and the environment are occurring at an astounding
pace.  Biotechnology will have far reaching implications for almost every
aspect of our lives.  However, keeping up to date is a daunting task for
our educators.  Therefore Virginia Tech's Fralin Biotechnology Center and
the Division of Continuing Education have organized Biotechnology 2001.  We
encourage high school and college faculty to take advantage of this unique
opportunity, but educators in all disciplines and other interested persons
are also welcome to attend.

The first day's program features Dr. Maxine Singer of the Carnegie
Institution of Washington as keynote speaker along with other nationally
and internationally recognized scientists.  The symposium will be held at
the newly renovated Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center on Friday, June 21.
Participants are invited to visit Virginia Tech's Fralin Biotechnology
Center on Saturday, June 22, for lectures by Virginia Tech scientists and
tours of  biotechnology laboratories.

Each participant receives a CEU certificate crediting them for 1.2
Continuing Education Units.  A CEU is a nationally recognized unit of
measure which recognizes continuing education.  They may be used for
professional advancement or as evidence of increased abilities, but not for
credit toward terminal degree programs.  The Division of Continuing
Education maintains a permanent, cumulative record of participation in all
CEU offerings.

Please check the link to BIOTECHNOLOGY 2001 program and registration form
on the Fralin Biotechnology Center web site at:  http://www.biotech.vt.edu

LOCATION AND LODGING

The conference will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
located in downtown Roanoke at 110 Shenandoah Avenue. A covered walkway
connects the hotel to the downtown business district where several unique
shops and restaurants are located.

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Hotel Roanoke for Friday,
June 21, at a special rate of $79 Single Occupancy (plus tax) and $89
Double Occupancy (plus tax).  Please call The Hotel Roanoke and Conference
Center at (540) 985-5900 and refer to this conference. Reservations must be
made by June 5 to receive the discount rate.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, June 21, 1996     (held at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center)


8:00-9:00       Coffee and Registration Check-In

9:00-9:15       Welcome, Dr. Tracy Wilkins-Director of Virginia Tech Fralin
Biotechnology Center and President of TechLab, Inc., Blacksburg, VA

9:15-10:15      Dr. Paula Gregory - Director of Education and Outreach for
the National Center for Human Genome Research at National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, MD, Human Gene Therapy and Gene Delivery Systems

10:15-10:30     Break

10:30-11:30     Dr. Tracy Wilkins - Director of Virginia Tech Fralin
Biotechnology Center and President of TechLab, Inc., Blacksburg, VA,
Biotechnology, It's Not Just Molecular Biology Anymore

11:30-1:00      Buffet Luncheon

1:00-2:00       KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
        Dr. Maxine Singer - President, The Carnegie Institution of
Washington, Washington, DC; Scientist Emeritus at National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, MD, Line-1 Sequences and Transposable Elements (or
Jumping Genes) in Humans

2:00-3:00       Dr. Steven Shak - Project Team Leader of DNA Research and
Director of Pulmonary Research at Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA, The
Power of Biotechnology-A New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

3:00-3:15       Break

3:15-4:15       Dr. Doris Zallen - Director of the Choices and Challenges
Program, Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA, The Ethical Issues of Genetic Testing

4:15-5:15       Ms. Melissa Smrz - FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC, The
Use of DNA in Forensic Science

5:15-6:15       Reception-Light hors d'oeuvres

6:30-7:30       Dr. Alvin Young -  U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, DC, Biotechnology and New Products in Agriculture



Saturday, June 22      (held at The Virginia Tech Fralin Biotechnology Center)

(Numbers may be limited by seating available)

8:00-8:45       Coffee and Registration Check-In

8:45-9:30       Dr. Carole Cramer,  Professor, Virginia Tech Department of
Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, and CropTech Development
Corporation, Blacksburg, VA, The Production of Human Biopharmaceutical
Products from Transgenic Plants

9:30-10:15      Dr. Brenda Shirley, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Department of Biology, Blacksburg, VA, Molecular Biology of Flower Color

10:15-10:30     Break

10:30-11:15     Biotechnology Lab Activities
        Access Excellence Program - How to access this program developed by
Genentech, Inc. and download lab activities via your computer.  Presenters:
Barbara Kolb, Ellen Mayo, Leslie Ann Pierce, Rebecca Sacra, Frank Taylor

11:15-12:00     Biotechnology on the Internet - Jim Kling and Rik Obiso

12:00-1:00      Lunch

1:00-3:00       Concurrent Tours (numbers may be limited)
        1.      Fralin Biotechnology Center Building
        2.      Lab of Dr. Carole Cramer - Transgenic Tobacco
        3.      Lab of Dr. Joe Falkinham - Mycobacterium tuberculosis
        4.      Lab of Dr. Dennis Dean - Nitrogen Fixation
        5.      Lab of Dr. Elizabeth Grabau - Transgenic Soybean
        6.      Lab of Dr. Kristi DeCourcy - Fralin Biotech Ctr. Outreach


HOW TO REGISTER

The registration fee for the conference is $65.  The fee includes
refreshment breaks, lunch and a reception at The Hotel Roanoke and
Conference Center on Friday, June 21, handouts, and a lunch at the Virginia
Tech Fralin Biotechnology Center on Saturday, June 22.

Please complete the attached registration form and return with payment by
May 21, 1996. After this date, registrations should be confirmed by phone
with the Conference Registrar at (540) 231-5241.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
Requests for refunds are honored if received four full working days prior
to the conference. However, substitutions are accepted at any time. The
university may cancel or postpone any course because of insufficient
enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled or
postponed, the university will refund registration fees, but cannot be held
responsible for any other costs, charges, or expenses, including
cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


EXHIBITOR SPACE

Exhibitor Fee is $100 plus $25 per six foot table.  For further information
about the conference, please contact Jack Lilly at the Division of
Continuing Education at (540) 231-4849, fax-(540) 231-9886 or
e-mail-Jacklily@vt.edu.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For further information about the conference, please contact Barbara Duncan
at the Division of Continuing Education at (540) 231-4849, fax-(540)
231-9886 or e-mail-Jacklily@vt.edu.




CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Tracy Wilkins, Ph.D., Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Rebecca Ross, Ed.D., Cave Spring High School, Roanoke

Toby Horn, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology,
Alexandria

Barbara Kolb, James River High School, Buchanan

John Kowalski, Ph.D., Roanoke Valley Governors School, Roanoke

Carole Massart, Roanoke City Schools, Roanoke

Ellen Mayo, Mills Godwin High School, Richmond

Cheryl Lindeman, Ed.D., Central Virginia Governor's School, Lynchburg

Lauri Goater-Cox, Ph.D., Carroll County High School, Hillsville

Frank Taylor,  Radford High School, Radford

Leslie Pierce, Ph.D., Thomas Edison High School, Alexandria

Kathy Frame, National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston

Ellen Holtman, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke

Eric Collins, Wytheville Community College, Wytheville

Norma Diehl, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville

Jill Losee-Hoehlein, Ed.D., Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake

Valerie Cash, Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Kristi DeCourcy, Ph.D., Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Don Ball, Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg











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Don Ball
Fralin Center for Biotechnology
VA Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0346

biotech@vt.edu

540 231-6934
540 231-7126  fax

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