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MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Title: MMI Course: Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

Date(s): 1-2 December 2016

Main Venue:
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8

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Online Application Period: 04 Nov-30 Nov 2016




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:  Free of charge*
    Non-academic rate: 600 Euros

* Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are delighted to offer this course free of charge for all academics

The registration charges do not include accommodation or travel. Please contact for further information

Agenda (Subject to change)


Thursday 1 December
Session Chair: Dr Ross McManus (TCD)

Next-generation Sequencing
Dr Elaine Kenny (TCD)

10.40 Transcriptome Analysis Using RNA Sequencing
Dr Emma Quinn (TCD)
11.20 Tea/Coffee
11.40 Stem cell technology in disease modelling and therapy
Dr Cynthia Coleman (NUI Galway)
12.20 Model Organisms
Dr Alison Reynolds (UCD)
13.00 Manipulating the Rodent Genome Using Transgenic and Gene Targeting Techniques
Dr Tom Moore (UCC)

Roche Sequencing Solutions: NGS Library Preparation & Target Enrichment
Dr Herbert van den Berg (Roche diagnostics)

13:50 Lunch
Session Chair: Dr Ann Hopkins (RCSI)
14.30 Protein Expression and Purification
Dr Henry Windle (TCD)
15.10 Immunodetection Methods on Cell and Tissue Extracts
Dr Ann Hopkins (RCSI)
15.50 Tea/Coffee
16.10 High-content screening microscopy for the quantitative analysis of image data
Dr Eugene Dempsey (UCD)


Friday 2 December
Session Chair: Dr Antoinette Perry (UCD)

EPIGENETICS & EPIGENOMICS: Experimental Design, Execution & Analysis 

Dr Antoinette Perry (UCD)
10.40 Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting and Flow Imaging
Dr Alfonso Blanco (UCD)
11.20 Tea/Coffee
11.40 Imaging Using Fluorescent/Confocal Microscopy
Dr Gavin McManus (TCD)

Systems Medicine - what it is and where we are
Dr Manuela Salvucci (RCSI)

13.00 Lunch
Session Chair: Prof Matthias Wilm (UCD)
13.50 Polymorphisms Associated with Disease
Dr Ricardo Segurado (UCD)

Mass Spectrometry in Biological Research
Prof Matthias Wilm (UCD)

15.10 Tea/Coffee
15.30 Application of Proteomics for new Biomedical Discoveries
Prof Steve Pennington (UCD)
  See Abstracts



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