Advanced Bacterial Genetics
June 3 - 23, 2024

Key Dates
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Arrival: June 3rd by 6pm EST
Departure: June 23rd around 12pm EST

CSHL Courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.

Marc Erhardt, Humbold University Berlin, Germany
Stefan Pukatzki, City University of New York, USA
Jade (Jue) Wang, University of Wisconsin Madison

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The Advanced Bacterial Genetics course presents logic and methods used in the genetic dissection of complex biological processes in diverse bacteria.

Laboratory methods include:
Classical and cutting-edge mutagenesis using transposons, allelic exchange and recombinase gene fusions
Recombineering with single and double-stranded DNA

CRISPR/Cas genome editing
Mapping mutations using genetic and next-generation sequencing techniques
Generation of genomic DNA libraries and use for genetic
Modern approaches to the generation and analysis of targeted gene disruptions
Fluorescence microscopy

Key components of the course will be the use of sophisticated genetic methods in the analysis of model bacteria (including Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Bacillus subtilis, and Vibrio cholerae), and the use of the wealth of new genomic sequence information to motivate these methods.

2024 Confirmed Lecturers:
Salvador Almagro-Moreno, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 
Eduardo Groisman, Yale University, New Haven, CT 
Sophie Helaine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
Igor Jouline, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 
Michael Laub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 
Petra Levin, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 
Kumaran Ramamurthi, NIH/NCI, Bethesda, MD 

The course admits 16 students, both foreign and US residents, from diverse backgrounds and career levels for intensive (but fun) instruction in microbial genetics.

For further academic information about the course, feel free to contact the instructors.

Support & Stipends:

We would like to acknowledge the following companies that provided invaluable support:
Morrell Instruments, Co, Inc, Nikon
SEPS Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Major support provided by: National Science Foundation.

Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows-

Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.


Cost (including board and lodging): $5,725 USD

No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course.

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