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MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Title: MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Date(s): 8-9 December 2009

Main Venue:
Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
University College Dublin, Dublin 4

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This course, running over 2 full days, is designed to give bioscientists and clinicians a broad overview of research techniques and their application. Basic molecular biology laboratory experience is assumed, but you should not need prior knowledge of the techniques covered in the course.

The objective for postgraduate teaching is to give students a broad basic knowledge of bioscience research techniques and technologies, including those not currently used in their own project/laboratory that may be of future use. We recommend that postgraduate students attend the whole course (MMI Course Attendance Certificates are only provided for complete attendance).    

 
Day 1: Tue 8 Dec; 0930-1620

Session 1
Chair: Dr Claire Twomey (MMI)
0930 RNA detection and quantitation
Dr Shane Duggan, TCD
1010 Differential gene expression: overview of relevant methods
Dr Karen Power, UCD
1050  Coffee/Tea
1120 Polymorphism association with disease
Prof. Denis Shields, UCD
1200 Model organisms
Dr Yolanda Alvarez, UCD
1240 Lunch
Session 2
Chair: Dr Ross McManus, TCD
1320 DNA cloning strategies
Dr Ross McManus, TCD
1400 Transgenics and knockouts
Dr Rosemary Kane, UCD
1440 Coffee/Tea
1500 RNA interference 
Prof. Jane Farrar, TCD
1540 Determining protein:protein interactions in biology 
Prof. Niamh Moran, RCSI
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Day 2: Wed 9 Dec; 0930-1700

Session 3
Chair: Prof. William Watson, UCD
0930 Protein expression and purification
Dr Henry Windle, TCD
1010 Mass Spectrometry
Dr Giuliano Elia, UCD
1040 Coffee/Tea
1110 Expression proteomics: biomedical applications
Prof. Steve Pennington, UCD
1150 Immunodetection methods on cell and tissue extracts
Dr Leonie Young, RCSI
1230 Cell imaging and sorting – flow cytometry
Prof. William Watson, UCD
1310 Lunch
Session 4
Chair: Dr Mark Watson (MMI)
1350 Imaging using Fluorescent/Confocal Microscopy
Dr Orla Hanrahan, TCD
1430 High Content Screening and Analysis Platform technologies
Dr Anthony Davies,TCD
1510 Coffee/Tea
1530 Stem Cells - Biology and Applications
Dr Linda Howard, NUI Galway
1610

Keynote Public Lecture: Structure-based systems biology of insulin and IGF-I receptors signalling
(Sponsored by novo nordisk)
Prof Pierre de Meyts, Hagedorn Research Institute, Denmark

Should you wish only to attend this keynote lecture, please contact education@molecularmedicineireland.ie

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1700 Wine reception (Sponsored by novo nordisk)

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Dr Shane Duggan (Institute of Molecular Medicine & TCD)
Dr Karen Power (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Yolanda Alvarez (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Jane Farrar (TCIN & TCD)
Dr Rosemary Kane (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Ross McManus (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD)
Prof. Steve Pennington (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Karen Power (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof. Denis Shields (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof William Watson (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Henry Windle (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD) 
Prof. Giuliano Elia (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Leonie Young (RCSI)
Dr Orla Hanrahan (TCD)
Dr Anthony Davies (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital, TCD)
Dr Linda Howard (NUI Galway)
Prof Pierre de Meyts (Hagedorn Research Institute, Denmark)

 Course Sponsors
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