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MMI COURSE RERUN - Techniques and Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Title: MMI COURSE RERUN - Techniques and Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Date(s): 22-23 March 2011

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

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Online Application Period: 17 Feb - 18 Mar 2011

 Read a report of theTechniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine Course here

Following the cancellation of part of this course last December (further information here), we are delighted to announce that the sessions we were not able to deliver have been rescheduled.

As there are additional places available at these rescheduled sessions, we are taking the opportunity to encourage all who wish to attend either individual sessions or all three sessions to come along.

This is one of the most popular MMI Courses over the last 8 years, with large audiences experiencing wide-ranging talks from investigators at the forefront of developing and using biomedical research techniques and technologies. The lectures this year include overviews of RNA interference, transgenic and gene targeting techniques, systems biology approaches, investigating protein-protein interactions, expression proteomics, fluorescent/confocal imaging, high content screening and analysis, and stem cell applications.

These sessions are primarily delivered on this occasion for the participants who attended Session 1 of this course last December. Therefore Session 1 is not repeated.

We are very happy to welcome all others who are interested in attending sessions 2, 3 and 4. However only those who attended session 1 in December 2010, and attend the remaining sessions on this occasion, are eligible to receive a MMI Course Certificate of Attendance.

In order to apply to attend part or all of sessions 2, 3 or 4, please click the apply button at the bottom of this page.

As this is not a full-lenght  MMI course, there is no registration charge for academic attendees outside the MMI partners institutions.

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This course 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.

Tuesday 22 March (13:20–16:20)
Session 2 - Chair: Dr Stephen Maher, TCD
1320 RNA Interference
Dr Stephen Maher, TCD

Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding Mammalian Signal Transduction
Dr Maciej Dobrzynski, UCD

1440 Coffee/Tea
1500 Manipulating the Rodent Genome using Transgenic and Gene Targeting Techniques
Dr Tom Moore, UCC

DNA Cloning Strategies
Dr Ross McManus, TCD

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Wednesday 23 March (09:30–16:50)
Session 3 -  Chair: Prof. Niamh Moran, RCSI
0930 Protein Expression and Purification
Dr Henry Windle, TCD
1010 Determining Protein: Protein Interactions in Biology
Prof Niamh Moran, RCSI
1050 Coffee/Tea
1120 Mass Spectrometry
Dr Giuliano Elia, UCD
1150 Expression Proteomics: Biomedical Applications
Prof. Steve Pennington, UCD
1230 Lunch break
Session 4 - Chair: Dr Anthony Davies, TCD
1310 Immunodetection methods on cell and tissue extracts
Dr Ann Hopkins, RCSI
1350 Flow cytometry, cell sorting and flow imagine
Dr Alfonso Blanco, UCD
1430 Imaging using Fluorescent/Confocal Microscopy
Dr Gavin McManus, TCD
1510 Coffee/Tea
1530 Stem Cell Technology for Tissue Repair
Prof. Frank Barry, NUI Galway

High Content Screening and Analysis Platform technologies
Dr Anthony Davies, TCD

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Course Faculty
Prof Frank Barry (National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science, NUI Galway)
Dr Alfonso Blanco (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Maciej Dobrzynski (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Anthony Davies (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital, TCD)
Dr Giuliano Elia (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Ann Hopkins (Education & Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital)
Dr Stephen Maher (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital, TCD)
Dr Gavin McManus (School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD)
Dr Ross McManus (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD)
Dr Niamh Moran (Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI)
Dr Tom Moore (Department of Biochemistry Biosciences Institute, UCC)
Prof. Steve Pennington (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Henry Windle (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD) 
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