Summer School 2018

 

From July 16th to August 4th, 2018 the George Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology is organizing a Summer School in bacteriophage research methodology for master students, PhD students and young scientists. The school includes a week course for genome annotation (provided by Prof. A. Kropinski) and 2 weeks in basic   methodology of bacteriophage isolation, selection and characterization. The course involves 3 theoretical lectures and 12 days practical classes provided by the scientists of the Eliava Institute. 

Program

The Training course will include 3 modules:

I module: Genome Annotation (July 16- July 21, 2018)

Format:  This module will be a series of lectures/demonstrations interspersed with practical work, where the participants can work on their own genomic data or that provided by the instructor.  While it will emphasize bacteriophage genomics, where appropriate data on bacterial genome assembly and annotation will also be provided.

II module: Bacteriophage isolation, purification, enumeration, determination of phage host range (July 23-July 28, 2018 )

Format: The participants will be offered to collect the environmental samples for phage isolation. Several bacterial strains will be used for inoculation process. The module will offer training in sample processing, phage isolation, propagation, cloning and   enumeration. The host range of selected phages will be determined on set of different strains.

III module: Efficiency of plating (EOP), Phage induction, Characterization of phage particles by  virion morphology, DNA restriction profiles, phage serology (July 30-August 4, 2018),

Format: Course will provide methodology for obtaining phage from bacterial cells by spontaneous production and phage induction by Mytomicin C. Virion morphology of selected bacteriophages will be examined by the transmission electron microscopy. The participants will be trained in isolation of phage DNAs and DNA restriction methodology.

 

3 presentations will be provided during the course:

  • “Bacteriophage research: main findings and different fields of application” (provided by Dr. Nina Chanishvili)
  • “Phage Ecology” (provided by Dr. Marina Tediashvili)
  • “Experience in Human Phage Therapy” (Provided by Dr. Mzia Kutateladze).

 

Working language: English (Please note, no simultaneous translation will be provided)

 

Registration fee:

1 module Whole course attendance Registration and payment by

June 15

Students 350 € 1000€ -10%
Academics 450 € 1200€ -10%
Non-Academics / Business 600 € 1600€ -10%
Students from Georgia free free
Academics from Georgia 100 € 200 € -10%
Non-Academics from Georgia 250 € 600 € -10%

 

*Registration fee includes: transportation for sampling, lab consumables, printed materials, coffee breaks, lunches, Certificate of Attendance.

Number of participants is limited.

Participants will work in 2 groups 10 people each.

Accommodation

The organizers will provide with the list of recommended hotels and apartments in Tbilisi nearby the Eliava institute or in the city center.

Registration fees should be paid to the following account:

INTERMEDIARY BANK BENEFICIARY’S BANK BENEFICIARY IBAN DESCRIPTION
JP MORGAN AG FRANKFURT AM MAIN NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA, TBILISI GEORGE ELIAVA INSTITUTE OF BACTERIOPHAGES

MICROBIOLOGY AND VIROLOGE (val code : 799782038)

GE65NB0331100001150207 Registration fee for Summer School – 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia (your first name, last name)
SWIFT CODE: CHASDEFX

ACC: 6231608461

SWIFT CODE: BNLNGE22

 

 

 For an official invitation letter and other questions, contact:

Sophie Rigvava

info@pha.ge, srigvava@pha.ge

Tel: +995 (32) 237 4910

 

 

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