Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health
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MSC 1115
Bethesda, MD


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Bio-Trac is an extensive series of post-graduate level "Hands On" biotechnology training courses given by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

  • Team Taught By Active Researchers
  • Lecture and Hands On Laboratory Training
  • Serving the Scientific Community for over 28 years
  • 16,000+ Scientists Trained
  • Custom Designed Training Programs

Bio-Trac Overview

Bio-Trac, Biotechnology Training Courses are offered by the FAES under contract with R/M Nardone Associates, Inc. at the National Institutes of Health. Students may register for either a 3 day ($750 - 21 contact hours) , 4 day ($795 - 28 contact hours) or 5 day ($850 - 35 contact hours) lecture and "hands-on" laboratory training course. With all Bio-Tracs, each participant will recieve a binder that will contain all the presentations (printed in color), protocols, and reference materials that are needed. No additional books are required.

Academic Credit

Although no grades are given for Bio-Trac Courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Upon completion of a 5-day program, each participant will receive 3.5 CEUs. For 4 or 3-day workshops, 2.8 or 2.1 CEUs will be issued. Upon completion of each Bio-TRAC program, a certificate from FAES is issued.

Limited Enrollment

Mail registration is accepted on a first come, first-served basis. The deadline for mail registration (TRAC courses only) is one week before the first day of each TRAC. Each completed registration will be confirmed by mail. If you are unable to register before the mail-in deadline, please call 301-496-2316 for space availability and walk-in registration procedures.

Junior Scientist Training Program

Now Accepting 2014 Applications

Junior Scientist Training Program

Bio-Trac CRM Workshops


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Bio-Trac 53
Super Resolution Microscopy

Oct. 15-17, 2014

Bio-Trac 56

Nov. 3-7, 2014

Bio-Trac 45
Bioinformatic Analysis of

Next Generation Sequencing Data
Dec. 2-5, 2014

Bio-Trac 55

Engineering with CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs
Dec 8-12, 2014

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Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health
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