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Advanced Molecular Cloning


14 January 2019


Paolo Longoni, Dr., UNINE


Vincent Bernard, Representative for NEB Molecular cloning products, BioConcept, Allschwil, CH

Sylvestre Marillonnet, Dr., Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle, Germany

Geoffrey Fucile, Dr., Biozentrum, University of Basel, CH


The course is organized in collaboration with the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DP-Biol).



The aim of the workshop is to provide a theoretical and practical basis to the PhD students on the most recent technologies for the molecular cloning.

The course is divided in two parts:


The morning part is a theoretical introduction of the techniques in the form of two seminars, one dedicated to the methods and the second on a platform for the molecular cloning (the MoClo system). Later in the afternoon the students will have some time (depending on the number of the participants) to present their own research interest with particular focus on the possible issues they have with molecular cloning.


The second part of the workshop, in the afternoon, will be dedicated to in silico work, in detail; each student will develop its own cloning strategy and designing the primers required for the cloning. The students will be supervised and advised by the organisers and the intervening speakers. The developed cloning strategies will be tested in silico and discussed collectively.


The students will be invited to perform the developed strategy after the workshop, a troubleshooting assistance will be offered by e-mail.




Schedule: 8h55 - 18h00



Please check on the DP-Biol webpage for details


University of Neuchâtel, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11, Building D, Room D114


Please contact the organizers or the DP-Biol doctoral program coordinator (administration)





Fees & Reimbursements

Fees: registration is free (lunch included) for CUSO MPS and DP-Biol members.
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the MPS coordinator Zoia Debora at University of Lausanne, Department of Molecular Plant Biology, Biophore - quartier UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.


Please register through the DP-Biol webpage
Deadline for registration: 08.01.2018


This course is free and open to all PhD students.
Priority is given to PhD students enrolled into the DP-Biol and CUSO MPS Programs until 22 December 2018.



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