Participants learn how to prepare high quality fluorescently labeled gDNA then set up, hybridize and wash microarrays ready for analysis.
The innovative coursework provides improved methods for quality assessment and fragmentation of gDNA, fluorescent labeling/purification of DNA targets, preparation and loading of hybridization samples, and post-hybridization slide washing and drying.
Dr. Michael Herrler, Course Director, said, “We are excited to offer this innovative course for laboratories running or starting to run aCGH tests so they can improve test reliability and lower costs by discovering better methods to enhance microarray results and analyze clinical DNA samples”.
The course is held monthly at the Microarray Training Center in Sunnyvale, California. All participants receive a detailed training guide, reagent and equipment specifications for manual, partially automated and fully automated processing, a certificate of completion and array data on DVD for analyzed samples. Microarrays, reagents, labware and equipment are provided.
The first class starts November 3, 2009 with other classes scheduled for December 1, 2009 and January 5, 2010.