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microRNA in Human Disease & Development

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microRNA Identification, Profiling and Validation Techniques DVD

March 22, 2010

About the DVD:
The role of microRNA in regulating mammalian development and disease is now well established. miRNAs represent a novel class of targets for therapeutic and diagnostic development, currently not fully exploited by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. This DVD features expert speakers in the pre-conference short course from CHI’s microRNA in Human Disease and Development 2010 meeting addressing technologies used for miRNA identification, profiling and validation involving microarrays, PCR, informatics, etc. Click here for more info




  • microRNA in Cancer
  • microRNA in Biomarker and Diagnostic Development
  • microRNA in Therapeutic Development
  • microRNA in Human Development and Disease
  • microRNA Pathways and Mechanisms



microRNA Identification, Profiling and Validation Techniques

MONDAY, MARCH 22 * 8:00am – 12:00pm

Direct, Electronic microRNA Profiling on a Multiplexed Chip

Shana O. Kelley, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry, University of Toronto

The Regulation of microRNA Biogenesis in Cancer and Development

J. Michael Thomson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Integrating Micro, Messenger and Non-Coding RNA Expression
Analysis via a Single Array Profiling Platform

Xiaolian Gao, Ph.D., Professor, Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

High-Content Assay to Screen for Modulators of the miRNA Machinery

David Shum, Ph.D., Assay Development Specialist, HTS Core Facility, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nuclear miRNAs and Cytoplasmic miRNAs

Clark Jeffries, Ph.D., Research Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

microRNAs and Breast Cancer Metastasis: The Power of Pleiotropy

Scott Valastyan, Ph.D., Laboratory of Robert A. Weinberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Development and Validation of a miRNA-Based Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) for Pancreatic Cancer

Anna Szafranska-Schwarzbach, Ph.D., CLIA Laboratory Supervisor, Pharmacogenomics Services, Asuragen, Inc.



Technology Showcase:

Sponsored by
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Discovery of miRNA-Based Biomarkers for Colon Cancer

Søren Møller, Ph.D., Vice President, Product Development, Exiqon A/S



Title Sponsored by
To be Announced
Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University



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miRNA Biomarker Profiling from Blood: A Promising Approach for Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing

Peer Staehler, VP Marketing and CSO, febit, Inc.




Sponsored by
Agilent Technologies
miRNA Profiling in Context: miRNA and mRNA Profiling of the NCI-60 on the Agilent Microarray Platform

Stephanie Fulmer-Smentek, Ph.D., RNA Applications, R&D Group Manager, Biological Systems Division, Agilent Technologies




Sponsored by
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nCounter™ Analysis System:  A Complete Solution for Detecting and Counting Large Sets of Target miRNA, mRNA, and DNA Molecules in Biological Samples Using Color Coded Tags
Stephen Jackson Ph.D., Field Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc.


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Sustained Overexpression of miRNA Mimics using a Lentiviral Delivery System
Emily Anderson, Research Scientist, Thermo Scientific Genomics

High-Throughput Functional Screening for miRNA Targets
Patrick Collins, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development, Switchgear Genomics

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