2024 Biomedical Course Schedule (draft; to be updated)

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

Monday, May 13: Arrivals and Dinner

Fellows arrive. MBL’s Diana Kenney will meet fellows who arrive in time for dinner in the Swope Center Dining Hall at 6 PM. Dining hall closes at 7 PM.

Tuesday, May 14: Laboratory Orientation

Breakfast available beginning at 7:30 AM
9:00 AM: Welcome and Orientation (Meigs Room, Swope Center)

  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Fellowship logistics
  • Overview of MBL
  • 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 / Post-doc poster session in Meigs
7:30 PM: Informal meet-up at Captain Kidd

Wednesday, May 15

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 with guest in private dining room
1:00 PM: Lab
3:30 PM: Coffee break
4:00 PM: Return to lab
5:30 PM: Beer-Wine Reception/Dinner with Environmental Fellows
7:30 PM: Back to lab: Discussion

Thursday, May 16

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Lab
3:30 PM: Research talk/lab visit with MBL scientist
5:00 PM: Lab or Free Time
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Back to lab

Friday, May 17

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab
10:30 AM: Coffee break
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:10 PM: Specimen collecting trip on Gemma. Meet in front of Marine Resources Center (MRC) no later than 1:10 PM.
3:00 PM: MRC Tank Room Tour
3:30 PM Back to Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Chalk talk in lab

Saturday, May 18 - Day Off

Optional day trip excursion (TBA)
Dinner in Woods Hole village

Sunday, May 19

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

Monday, May 20

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab – prepare for mini-symposium presentations
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Talk/demo with MBL scientist or course director
2:00 PM: Talk/demo with MBL scientist or course director
3:00 PM: Coffee break
4:00 PM: Lab or free time
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Informal meet-up at Captain Kidd

Tuesday, May 21

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab; prepare for mini-symposium
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Talk/demo w/guest scientist
2:00 PM: Coffee break
2:30 PM: Lab: Prepare for mini-symposium
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Lab

Wednesday, May 22: Symposium and Celebratory Dinner

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: SJP Fellows mini-symposium (Meigs Room, Swope Center)
11:15 AM: Class photo on Lillie steps
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Woods Hole explorations - TBA
4:00 PM: Free time
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour and dinner with fellows, faculty, MBL scientists, other guests

Thursday, May 23
10:00 AM: Check out of Swope and depart  – Safe travels!