Short Course in RNAi Technology

Posted: April 18, 2011

We are pleased to announce a new training opportunity for graduate students and postdocs. This is a practical and theoretical course in honey bee RNA interference technology, to be held at Penn State University and the University of Life Sciences – Norway. The course is sponsored by the Research Council of Norway. This support covers registration fees, materials and supplies, local accommodations, lunch/coffee breaks, and provides all attendants with stipends to put toward their travel costs.

The course has two modules: The first will be held at Penn State this fall, August 1-6th, together with an international symposium on functional genomic tools in honey bees (August 6-7th). The second module is scheduled for mid May next year, and will be held at the University of Life Sciences (dates TBA). Instructors are Drs. Gérard Leboulle, Free University of Berlin; Ying Wang, Arizona State University; and Kate Ihle, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in addition to the course organizers.
The RNAi course information and registration page is now live at:
Application deadline: May 15th 2011; 12 applicants will be selected to attend
Are you a junior faculty interested in attending the course? Or someone who wants to learn about RNAi but is not working on honey bees?  Please get in touch with Christina Grozinger ( for more information.