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Workshop: microRNA Research & Immunology

by Christoph on May 7, 2015

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microRNA-Immunology-WorkshopIf you are traveling to New Orleans to attend IMMUNOLOGY 2015 you might be interested in the following workshop next Monday, May 11th:

Recent Work & Current Methods in Immunology microRNA Research

May 11, 2015 – 11:15 AM-12:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Workshop Room #1

There is now strong evidence suggesting that miRNA signaling plays a significant role in both innate and adaptive immune responses and their dysregulation contributes to pathogenesis.  This workshop presented by LC Sciences and Norgen Biotek will focus on the recent developments of microRNA research in the field of immunology and current methods for microRNA isolation and profiling including next-gen sequencing.

  • Recent developments of microRNA research in the field of immunology
  • Current methods for microRNA isolation and profiling
  • Case studies and application examples

Bernard Lam, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Norgen Biotek
Christoph Eicken, Ph.D., Head of Technical Services, LC Sciences



Date: Tuesday Sept 30, 2014

LC SciencesIn the past, differential profiling and functional studies of microRNA (miRNA) has been performed mainly using tissues samples collected by invasive methods. However, in a clinical setting, more convenient and non-invasive methods are required, such as collection of peripheral blood or other bodily fluids. Recently, it has been demonstrated that miRNAs are present in circulating blood plasma, both free circulating and within exosomes, as well as within other biofluids such as cerebral spinal fluid, urine and even breast milk. These circulating miRNAs represent a potential new approach for diagnostic screening. [click to continue…]


Degradome Sequencing Workshop

by Chris on January 8, 2013

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PAG XXIWorkshop – Degradome Sequencing / Plant RNA Extraction Methods

Presented at the Plant & Animal Genomes Conference XXI

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 6:10 PM-8:20 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1

This workshop will provide an overview of the degradome sequencing method for miRNA target identification, as well as practical information for performing degradome sequencing experiments. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of miRNA sample preparation from various plant species/tissue types for downstream applications including next-gen sequencing, microarray and others. Diverse case study and application examples will be provided.

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Plant microRNA Webinar

by Chris on June 18, 2012

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Plant microRNA WebinarTitle:   Recent Work & Current Methods in Plant microRNA Research

Date:   6/21/12.

Webinar Outline

• Brief review of microRNA basics: history, biogenesis, function
• Recent developments of microRNA research in the field of plant genomics
• Current methods for microRNA discovery and profiling
• Case studies and application examples

To register for the event, select the presentation that is most convenient for your timezone.

North America  – 1:00 Central Daylight Time

Europe – 1:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time

Far East – 1:00 PM China Standard Time (GMT +8hrs)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

After completion of the webinar, you will receive an email containing a link to the archived webinar.

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MicroRNA Expression Analysis

by Chris on June 3, 2010

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Biocompare – Featured Article

Wednesday June 02, 2010 – by Jeffrey M. Perkel

If you want an inkling of how hot the microRNA field is, just look at miRBase.

In April, the University of Manchester’s miRNA database updated to version 15 with the addition of some 4,000 new sequences, including 300 or so new human miRNAs. The database now contains 14,197 records from some 130-plus organisms and viruses, up from 10,883 in September 2009’s version 14.

“It was unexpected that there would suddenly be such a sudden jump in known human miRNAs,” says Christoph Eicken, head of microarray technical services at LC Sciences, a microRNA service provider. “It was almost stable for one to one-and-a-half years, which is a long time in the microRNA field.”  (read more… )

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microRNA in Development & Disease

April 8, 2010

SOUTHWESTERN AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION of the THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE 85th ANNUAL MEETING  “EXPANDING FRONTIERS through the ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE” RICE UNIVERSITY HOUSTON, TEXAS APRIL 8-10, 2010 microRNAs in Development & Disease Session Preethie H. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Chair) Sponsors: LC Sciences, Norgen Biotek, Illumnia, Integrated DNA Technologies, Thermo Scientific Date: […]

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Press Release – LC Sciences Pairs Deep Sequencing with Customized Microarrays to Offer New Seq-Array Service for Discovery & Profiling Applications

March 19, 2010

Houston (PRWEB) March 19, 2010 — LC Sciences today announced the launch of its new Seq-Array services designed to take full advantage of both the latest deep sequencing capabilities and the proven genomics tool – microarray. This combination of technologies advances microRNA research to the next level of depth and understanding that was not possible […]

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