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MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Title: MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Date(s): 12-13 December 2012

Main Venue:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

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Online Application Period: 12 Nov - 11 Dec 2012

 

 
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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).
     

 Course Fees

  • MMI Partner Institutions:
    Postgraduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or member of staff in NUI Galway, RCSI, TCD, UCC, UCD and affiliated hospitals: Free of charge
     
  • Other Institutions:
    Academic Rate:  200 Euros
    Non-academic rate: 600 Euros

The registration charges do not include accommodation or travel. Please contact education@molecularmedicineireland.ie for further information


 

Wednesday 12 December (09:30–16:15)
Session Chair: Dr Shane Duggan, TCD
0930 RNA detection and quantitation
Dr Shane Duggan, TCD
1010 Differential gene expression: overview of relevant methods
Dr Karen Power, UCD
1050 Coffee/Tea
1110 Polymorphism association with disease
Prof. Denis Shields, UCD
1150 Model organisms
Prof. Breandán Kennedy, UCD
1230 Lunch break
Session Chair: Prof. Ross McManus, TCD
1315 DNA cloning strategies
 Prof. Ross McManus, TCD
1355

RNA interference and its use to understand membrane traffic pathways in mammalian cells
Prof. Jeremy Simpson (UCD)

1435 Coffee/Tea
1455 Immunodetection methods on cell and tissue extracts
Dr Ann Hopkins (RCSI)
1535 Protein expression and purification
Dr Henry Windle, TCD
   
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Thursday 13 December (09:15–16:40)
Session Chair: Prof. Niamh Moran, RCSI
0915 Determining protein:protein interactions in biology
Prof Niamh Moran, RCSI
0955

Mass Spectrometry
Dr Gerard Cagney, UCD

1035 Coffee/Tea
1055 Expression proteomics: biomedical applications
Prof. Steve Pennington, UCD
1135 Medical Systems Biology - The case of the cancer cell not able to die
Prof Jochen Prehn, RCSI
1215 Lunch break
Session Chair: Dr Anthony Davies, TCD
1300

Flow cytometry, cell sorting and flow imagine
Dr Alfonso Blanco, UCD

1340 Imaging using Fluorescent/Confocal Microscopy
Dr Gavin McManus, TCD
1420 Stem Cells - Biology and Applications
Dr Linda Howard, NUI Galway
1500 Coffee/Tea
1520

Manipulating the rodent genome using transgenic and gene targeting techniques
Dr Tom Moore, UCC

1600

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

   
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Course Faculty

Dr Alfonso Blanco (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Gerard Cagney (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Anthony Davies (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital, TCD)
Dr Shane Duggan (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital, TCD)
Dr Ann Hopkins (RCSI)
Dr Linda Howard (REMEDI, NUI Galway)
Prof. Breandán Kennedy (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Gavin McManus (School of Biochemistry& Immunology, TCD)
Dr Ross McManus (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD)
Dr Tom Moore ( Department of Biochemistry Biosciences Institute, UCC)
Prof Niamh Moran (Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI)
Prof. Steve Pennington (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Karen Power (UCD)
Prof Jochen Prehn (Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI)
Prof. Denis Shields (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof. Jeremy Simpson (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Henry Windle (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD)