Drug Discovery MakerSpace
DRUG DISCOVERY / LAB AUTOMATION BOOTCAMPLab automation plays an increasing role in academic and biotech/pharma laboratories and hands-on experience is sought after in job applicants. High-Throughput Screening (HTS) is an approach to drug discovery that leverages experimental screening of large chemical libraries for activity against biological targets, enabled by automation, miniaturized assays and large-scale data analysis. Using robotics, data processing and control software, liquid handling devices, and sensitive detectors, high-throughput screening allows a researcher to quickly conduct millions of chemical, genetic, or pharmacological tests. The UCB Drug Discovery Center offers a 5-day condensed Drug discovery / Lab Automation Bootcamp . The goal of this course is to introduce students to large-scale drug discovery and provide hands-on training on state-of-the-art robotic infrastructure, automated liquid handling, troubleshooting and HTS data analysis.
ELIGIBILITYThe Drug discovery / Lab Automation Bootcamp is limited to 12 participants . Undergraduates have priority due to funding source restrictions, but graduate students, postdocs and staff will be admitted as space permits. Students must be available for a full five-day session. This is not a for credit course and there is no cost to participate. All participants will get a certificate of completion.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS• Dates of the program: August 14-18, 2023
• Application closed: August 6th, 2023 at Midnight
The schedule below shows an approximation of what is covered in the course. Morning sessions will be dedicated to lecture/discussion/self-directed learning/lab demonstration in full group. Afternoon sessions will be dedicated to hands-on training in the lab in smaller groups (4-6 students).
10am - 11am: Lecture: "introduction of the project"
11am - 12am: Lecture/ Reading: Drug Discovery overview, introductions and understanding student learning goals. Formation of teams.
10am - 11am: Lecture/ Reading: How to prioritize compounds for follow-up, quality control measures.
11am - 12am: Lecture: High-throughput/High-content Screening and Image Analysis with an Automated Microscope Platform.
REGISTRATIONIf you are interested, please complete the following application form.
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