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MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Title: MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Date(s): 3 - 4 December 2013

Main Venue:
Stanley Quek lecture theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Online Application Period: Online Applications close at 5pm 26/11/2013

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Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine 10th Anniversary     

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:  100 Euros
    Non-academic rate: 600 Euros

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


Tuesday 3 December (9:30 – 17:00)
Session Chair: Dr Derek Morris
0930 Next-Generation Sequencing
Dr Derek Morris, TCD
1010 Transcriptome analysis using RNA sequencing
Dr Emma Quinn, TCD
1050 The scientist in the machine - Why technology is never enough to make discoveries
Prof Luke O'Neill, TCD
1120 Coffee/Tea
1140 Polymorphism association with disease
Prof Denis Shields, UCD
1220 Model organisms
Prof. Breandán Kennedy, UCD
1300

Metagenomics - say hello to your symbionts
Berthold Fartmann, LGC Genomics

1320 Lunch break
Session Chair: Prof Ross McManus, TCD
1400

Protein expression and purification
Dr Henry Windle, TCD

1440

Immunodetection methods on cell and tissue extracts
Dr Ann Hopkins (RCSI)

1520 Coffee/Tea
1540 Mass spectrometry in biological research
Prof Matthias Wilm, UCD
1620

Application of proteomics for new biomedical discoveries
Prof Steve Pennington, UCD

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Wednesday 4 December (09:15–16:40)
Session Chair: Prof Niamh Moran, RCSI
0915 Determining protein:protein interactions in biology
Prof Niamh Moran, RCSI
0955

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

1035 Coffee/Tea
1055 Imaging using fluorescent/confocal microscopy
Dr Gavin McManus, TCD
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

Epigenetics; what is it, why is it important and what's the latest?
Dr Adrian Bracken, TCD

1340 Manipulating the rodent genome using transgenic and gene targeting techniques
Dr Tom Moore
1420 Stem Cells –Use, Isolation and Analysis
Dr Linda Howard, NUI Galway
1500 Coffee/Tea
1520

RNA interference and its use to understand membrane organisation and trafficking in mammalian cells
Prof Jeremy Simpson (UCD)

1600

High content screening and analysis platform technologies
Dr Anthony Davies, TCD

 1645 Wine Reception
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Course Faculty

Dr Alfonso Blanco (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Adrian Bracken (Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin)
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)
Dr Derek Morris (Institute of Molecular Medicine, TCD)
Prof Luke O'Neill (Director, TCD Biomedical Sciences Institute)
Prof Steve Pennington (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof Jochen Prehn (Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI)
Dr Emma Quinn (Institute of Molecular Medicine, TCD)
Prof. Denis Shields
(UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof Jeremy Simpson (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Prof Matthias Wilm (UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research)
Dr Henry Windle (Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's Hospital & TCD) 

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