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Minicourse 2018

The 2018 FR3 Minicourse will take place June 18 through June 22 on the campus of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  

Please complete your registration form to register for the Minicourse.     

For additional FR3 Minicourse information contact Steve Schaar at or Shelly Michalski at 

The minicourse is FREE OF CHARGE.  Participants are responsible for funding their own travel, food and lodging, and are encouraged to bring their own laptop.    

The FR3 offers a free, hands-on minicourse to introduce students, postdocs, PIs, university professors, and industry representatives to organismal and molecular techniques commonly used in filariasis research.  Lectures are given daily and include topics related to vector and nematode biology, experimental models of filarial disease, FR3 molecular and parasite resources, molecular data analysis and reporting, bioinformatics, and pathogenesis and control of filarial diseases. Daily hands-on lab exercises involve vector propagation, filarial nucleic acid purification and characterization, RT-PCR, isolation of filarial life cycle stages from vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, and host animal handling.  The week-long minicourse is held at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI), and is taught by FR3 personnel and filariasis researchers.  It is a great way to learn filarial biology, ask lots of questions, and network with leading filariasis researchers.  

Please join us in 2018!  For more information, click here for the 2017 syllabus.

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The FR3 would like to thank New England Biolabs and Borroughs Wellcome for their generous support of the 2013 minicourse and bioinformatics workshop.


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