The 2017 Techniques Symposium will be held on June 7-8

Registration is now open!

What is the Techniques Symposium?

The Techniques Symposium is an annual 2-day scientific training event devoted to providing Georgia Tech bioscience and bioengineering researchers with seminars and hands-on workshops on laboratory techniques, software and analysis as well as scientific communication. This workshop is open to any interested Georgia Tech, Emory, Georgia State or Morehouse students.


Who organizes the Techniques Symposium?

The Techniques Symposium is organized by the Research Committee of the Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS). BBUGS is the core graduate student group for the bio-community at Georgia Tech and surrounding universities, and its home is the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. For information on the organizing committee and to contact us, click here.


Who conducts the seminars and workshops at the Techniques Symposium?

The Techniques Symposium training sessions are conducted by Georgia Tech staff and faculty, as well as invited corporate technical representatives with expertise in topic of interest.


Who should attend the Techniques Symposium training sessions?

The Techniques Symposium is meant primarily for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working in bioengineering and bioscience research fields. Undergraduates interested in attending, we ask that you volunteer at the event for at least one hour. Please contact Hemaa Selvakumar or Kelsey Kubelick for volunteer opportunities.

More information for researchers interested in attending the symposium can be found here.


How is the Techniques Symposium funded?

The Techniques Symposium seeks sponsorship from sponsor companies. Technical representatives from our sponsor companies typically teach technique training sessions and receive advertising benefits listed here.


Where are the Techniques Symposium sessions held?

The Techniques Symposium sessions are held primarily within rooms in the Petit Institute and Whitaker Building. We have a range of venues available, such as seminar rooms, conference rooms, computer labs and wet labs, which allows for sessions to be taught in lecture, workshop  demonstration formats. For directions to the Petit Institute and Whitaker Building, click here.


Why participate in the Techniques Symposium?

  • Equip yourself with the research skills you need
  • Get trained by the experts
  • Attend seminars on a wide range of topics, conveniently located in the Bioscience quad
  • Learn effectively and efficiently in hands-on workshops and practical seminar sessions


What types of topics are covered in the Techniques Symposium?

  • Lab equipment and techniques – e.g. confocal microscopy, western blotting, PCR, micro CT, suture lab, animal studies, MRI, Project Management/Research Tools
  • Software and analysis – e.g. IGOR, MATLAB, Systat, EndNote, Biostatistics
  • Communication – e.g. technical writing, presentations, resume writing, interviewing, library research tools


Registration is now open!