Expression, Purification & Analysis
of Proteins and Protein Complexes
March 25 - April 6, 2020
Application & Materials Deadline: January 31, 2020


Albert Courey, University of California, Los Angeles
Sergei Nechaev, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Michael Marr, Brandeis University


COVID-19 - UPDATE 3.4.2020: It is with considerable regret that we announce the cancellation of this course for 2020 but it will be rescheduled to 2021.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, following CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants and staff. Participants from CDC Warning Level 3 countries (currently China, South Korea and Italy) are being advised to cancel their participation at upcoming courses unless they can demonstrate having departed the area at least two weeks prior to their visit to CSHL.  We are evaluating our future events on a four-week rolling basis. Full advisory 


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This course is for scientists, including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff scientists, and principal investigators, who want a rigorous introduction to expression and purification of proteins as well as analysis of protein structure and function.

Through hands-on experience in the lab as well as extensive lecture and discussion, each student will become familiar with key approaches in expression, purification, and analysis of soluble and membrane proteins and protein complexes from both natural sources and overexpression systems.

The emphasis of the course is on the following:

In addition to purification, students will also gain exposure to fundamental analytical approaches such as mass spectroscopy and protein structure determination (e.g., X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, etc.).

This course is supported by: National Cancer Institute

Financial aid is available to offset tuition costs as follows:

Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your financial aid request submitted as part of your application materials. Financial aid requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.


We would like to acknowledge the following companies that provided invaluable support

Lab Equipment: Bio-Rad Laboratories, GE Healthcare Corp., Waters

Cost (includes food and housing): $4,080

No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive by 5 PM on March 24 and to depart any time on April 6.

Before applying, ensure you have:
  1. Personal statement/essay;
  2. Letter(s) of recommendation;
  3. Curriculum vitae/resume (optional);
  4. Financial aid request (optional).
    More details.

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For more on this course, read what former trainees said of their experiences. Also, be sure to check out the growing online alumni presence.