A talk, titled "RNA Interference, a Powerful Tool to Investigate Gene Function (Caution: Like All Powerful Methods, It Must Be Handled with Care)" will be given by Prof. Mariano Garcia-Blanco, a world-renowned expert in RNA biology. Prof. Garcia-Blanco is Director at Duke Center for RNA Biology, Duke University, USA; Charles D. Watts Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, USA; Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for European Alternative Splicing Network of Excellence, the International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (USA), and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The talk will address:
- RNAi background, applications and methodology
- How to use RNAi in reductionist experiments & en masse
- Method concerns and limitations and how these can be assuaged
To attend, please register here. We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!