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G&D Short Course: Snips & Pics: From Genome Targeting to Imaging

Short course imageJanuary 29-30, 2014

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Onstead Auditorium
Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, 3rd Floor
6767 Bertner Street, Houston

"Snips & Pics: From Genome Targeting to Imaging” is a two-day short course hosted by the Genes & Development Program (G&D), an MD Anderson Cancer Center/UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. It is free and open to the public; pre-registration is requested.

Pre-registration link

The course is organized by a committee of G&D faculty and graduate students, including Dr. Andrew Gladden, Dr. Gregory May, Patty Dimarco and Niza Nemkul, and is made possible through the generous support of The Hearst Foundations.

Program

Wednesday, 1/29/14Topics and Speakers
8:30-9:00 amBadge Pick-up and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 amOpening Remarks
9:10-10:10 am“Multi-Modal Imaging to Identify Pre-Neoplastic Lesions at the Point-of-Care”
Richard A. Schwarz, Ph.D., Rice University (Dr. Richards-Kortum's lab)
10:10-11:10 am“Genetically-Encoded Reporters for Imaging Signal Transduction In Vivo
David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D., MD Anderson
11:10-11:30 amBreak
11:30-12:30 pm“Plasticity and Therapy Resistance of Invading Tumors – Lessons from Intravital Microscopy”
Peter Friedl, M.D., Ph.D., Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and MD Anderson
12:30-1:30 pmLunch for Registered Attendees
1:30-5:30 pmHands-on Workshops for Pre-registered Students (Details below)
Thursday, 1/30/14Topics and Speakers
9:00-9:30 amContinental Breakfast
9:30-10:30 am“High-Throughput Reverse Genetic Tools in Zebrafish”
Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
10:30-11:30 am“TALEN-Based Gene Editing in Plants”
Bing Yang, Ph.D., Iowa State University
11:30-1:00 pmLunch for Registered Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm“Gene and Genome Engineering in Drosophila Using P[acman] and MiMIC”
Koen Venken, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
2:00-3:00 pm“Targeted Genome Editing using TALENs and CRISPR RNA-Guided Nucleases”
J. Keith Joung, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
3:00-4:00 pmReception with Speakers
4:00 pmProgram Ends

 

Hands-on Workshops

Short course Workshops for Pre-registered Students
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Space is limited and priority will be given to graduate students in G&D labs. Three unique demonstrations of approximately one hour each will be offered simultaneously (see descriptions below). To maximize student participation, each will be offered three times. You can sign up for one, two or all three. You will receive confirmation of your registration and your workshop schedule in early January.

Investigating the Inner Workings of Cells Using Advanced Microscopy

Workshop Description: Students will have hands-on work with imaging in 3D using the LSM confocal, live cell imaging to monitor cell dynamics and TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence) imaging to monitor membrane protein dynamics.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn and understand possible uses and biological questions that can be addressed with these three types of microscopy.

Use of Small Animal Imaging in Research

Workshop Description: Students will be introduced to the Small Animal Imaging Facility in the Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building and will observe both MRI imaging and in vivo bioluminescence imaging.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn what applications the different imaging equipment can perform and the positives and negatives of the different applications.

Zebrafish: A Multifaceted Tool for Biologists

Workshop Description: Students will be introduced to zebrafish embryo collection and genotyping, view hands-on demonstration of embryo injections and observe the visual analysis of gene expression by GFP and in situ hybridization.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn the many uses for Zebrafish in both development and disease studies. The strengths and weaknesses of the Zebrafish model will be discussed and in vivo imaging techniques unique to Zebrafish will be demonstrated.

Other Information

Parking is available in the McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons (Garage 15), 6550 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030.

For more information, please contact Elisabeth Lindheim at elindheim@mdanderson.org

Pre-registration link

Short Course Hands-on Workshops

This short course offers hands-on workshops for pre-registered students on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and priority will be given to graduate students in G&D labs. 

Investigating the Inner Workings of Cells Using Advanced Microscopy

Use of Small Animal Imaging in Research

Zebrafish: A Multifaceted Tool for Biologists

Short Course flyer pdf


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