2022 Biomedical Course Schedule (Draft; to be Updated)

Eel Pond by Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado
The MBL and Eel Pond. Credit: Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado

Tuesday, May 31: Arrivals and Dinner

Fellows arrive. MBL’s Diana Kenney will meet fellows who arrive in time for dinner in the Swope Center Dining Room at 6:00 PM.

Wednesday, June 1: Laboratory Orientation

Breakfast available beginning at 7 AM

9:00 AM: Welcome and Orientation (Meigs Room, Swope Center)

  • Greeting from Linda Hyman, Director of Education
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Overview of MBL: Anne Sylvester, Director of Research
  • Fellowship logistics
  • Walking tour of MBL campus

11:00 AM: Rare Books Tour (Lillie Building, MBLWHOI Library)
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Biomedical fellows to lab: Chalk talks
3:00 PM: Coffee break
3:30 PM: Tour of the lab, instrumentation, safety protocols
6:00 PM: Dinner

Thursday, June 2

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Discussion and lab work
10:30 AM: Break
11:00 AM: Return to lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab
4:30 PM: Return to lab
5:30 PM: Beer-Wine Reception/Dinner with Environmental Fellows
7:30 PM: Back to lab: Discussion

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:45 PM: Boat trip on MBL’s collecting vessel and tour of Marine Resources Center. Be on MRC dock no later than 12:45All fellows must sign a boat waiver.
4:15 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Back to lab

Saturday, June 4

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Coffee break
3:30 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Chalk talk in lab

Sunday, June 5 – Day off

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Depart for day trip / whale watch  (optional for fellows, or can take day off)
5:00 PM: Return to MBL
6:00 PM: Dinner in Woods Hole village

Monday, June 6

8:00 AM: Breakfast talk with MBL scientist
9:00 AM: Lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Coffee break
3:30 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner

Tuesday, June 7

8:00 AM: Breakfast talk with MBL scientist
9:00 AM: Lab – prepare for mini-symposium presentations
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab
3:30 PM: Movie screening and discussion
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Lab

Wednesday, June 8

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab; prepare for mini-symposium
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  MBL lab visits/research talks (schedule TBA)
3:30 PM: Back to lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Lab

Thursday, June 9: Symposium and Celebratory Dinner

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: SJP Fellows mini-symposium (Clapp Auditorium)
11:15 AM: Class photo on Lillie steps
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Visit MBL and Woods Hole labs/resources; lightning talks (schedule to come)
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour and dinner with fellows, faculty, MBL scientists, other guests

Friday, June 10: Special Event for Fellows & Program Alumni/Free Time

8:00 AM: Breakfast
Morning free to explore, or catch up on work or rest
11:00 AM: "Creating the Future of Biotechnology: A Discussion with Noubar Afeyan" - Interview/Q&A for fellows and alumni
12:00 PM: Luncheon (Swope Upper Terrace)
Afternoon free
6:00 PM: Dinner

Saturday, June 11
10:00 AM: Check out of Swope and depart  – Safe travels!