Aqualabs_Kuopio_Press Release Partners

Author: AquaTT

Date: 12 Apr 2005

aqualabs series


University of Kuopio , Finland , May 23-30, 2005


The first in the AquaTT-led, Marie Curie funded series of high level training courses known as AQUALABS will be held in Kuopio, Finland, 23-30th May 2005 covering "Molecular Biology and Ecology in Aquaculture".

Targeted at PhD level students and early-stage researchers, a significant number of funded places are available on the course. All interested parties are now invited to apply early to avail of this generous offer. Funded places cover the €700 course participation fee as well as the majority of travel and subsistence costs. Eligibility for funding is dependent on fulfilling the EC eligibility criteria from the funding programme, Marie Curie (see website for more details.

The closure date for applications is April 22, 2005. Applications must be submitted before the deadline, by e-mail,, or fax, +353 1 644 9009 to AquaTT.

All interested parties are invited to visit today where the workshop programme and application process, including guidance notes and application form is readily available. The direct link is:

Event Summary

As the importance of molecular studies in aquaculture and fish ecology continues to increase, this course provides state-of-the-art hands-on training in molecular immunology, RNA extraction, electrophoresis, cDNA synthesis, quantitative RT-PCR, gel preparation & extraction, TOPO cloning, plating, plasmid-DNA purification for sequencing, analyses and microarray technology, and more. A complete list of topics and practicals is available in the workshop programme posted online.

A comprehensive educational package consisting of theory, lectures, practicals, case-studies, field-trip and guest expert lecturers is planned and will take place between May 23 and May 30, 2005 inclusive. Inherent in this educational experience within the Marie Curie programme is the opportunity to interact with other early stage researchers. An enjoyable and cultural programme will complement and complete the educational experience.

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the entertaining and useful photo gallery of participants at where picture from the AQUALABS 2001 course in Kuopio , Finland are posted.

For further information contact Lorraine Rafferty, Project Officer, at



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