Microarray training at Polytechnic University of Marche

Microarray training organized and led by Dr. Marco Berzano was carried out at the facilities of Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, from 9th to 13th of June 2014. Program included full range of laboratory work from sample filtration, RNA extraction and subsequent microarray preparation, hybridization and scanning, as well as introduction into data analysis.

Sergei in the lab Nina in the lab Nina analysing her data set group picture


It was a unique possibility to be introduced into microarray workflow at the fully equipped laboratory under the supervision of the highly qualified expert in the field. Personally for me it was a first practical experience of work with RNA and microarrays. This training enabled us to carry out same or similar work under minimal supervision in another adequately equipped laboratory. I’d like to thank the efforts of Dr. Marco Berzano, who has invested a lot of his time into organization of the training and was always very patient, clear and helpful. It was very nice and useful experience of collaboration made possible within the DEVOTES project. We would also like to acknowledge lab directors and staff at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences for the access to facilities and general organization.” Sergei Danchenko – PhD student, University of Cadiz/University of Algarve

I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Marco Berzano for the opportunity of DEVOTES microarray training course. The training course was very well organized and really efficient and useful for my Ph.D. thesis. We succeeded in following the whole procedure – from sampling and filtering to microarray scanning and data analysis.” – Nina Dzhembekova – Ph.D. Student, Institute of Oceanology – BAS, Varna