Conferences and Meetings on Biotechnology

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1.
 
HCA — High Content Analysis & Phenotypic Screening
ID
760797
Dates
11 Feb 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Thirteenth Annual High-Content Analysis meeting, the premier event showcasing the latest advancements in HCA applications and technologies, returns to San Diego with a new program and two dedicated tracks. The High-Content Analysis track will focus on the next steps of technology development, including screening of 3D and physiologically relevant complex models, ultra-high resolution and high-throughput imaging, more advanced image analysis and data management, and new assays and applications. The co-located Phenotypic Screening track will address the advantages of phenotypic screening vs. target-based screening, and focus on assay development, selection of physiologically relevant models and subsequent target identification, as well as case studies of phenotypic screens from leading pharma.
Contact
Phone: [7819725400];     Email: chi@healthtech.com
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BioTech 56 — RNA Seq
ID
747728
Dates
14 Feb 2016 - 18 Feb 2016
Location
Bathesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
With a team of researchers from the NIH, area academic institutions and Illumina, we will cover examples of methodological approaches and applications of RNA-seq analysis to a variety of basic science and clinical biomedical research problems. RNA-seq or RNA sequencing is a new technology that utilizes the latest in next-generation sequencing approaches to obtain information about the presence/absence as well as the quantity of transcribed RNA (mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, or miRNA). Soon RNA-seq will be transplanting microarrays as the go-to procedure for analyzing the transcriptome of any genome. In this workshop, we will provide hands-on experience with RNA-seq - from the bench to the post-sequencing data acquisition (Illumina NextSeq) and analysis using the latest bioinformatics approaches.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [(301) 594 – 1475];     Email: biotechtraining@faes.org
Topics
RNA sequencing, gene expression, biotechnology, genetics, genetic engineering, CHIP-seq, meta seq, circleator, genome-associated data
3.
 
RNA 2016 — RNA Therapeutics
ID
748146
Dates
15 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
With a focus on messenger RNA-based therapeutics and anti-sense oligonucleotide-based drugs, the 2016 agenda will tackle the challenge of transporting RNA to target sites outside the liver and optimise bioavailability and kinetics.
Contact
Teri Arri;     Phone: [+44 (0)20 7827 6162];     Email: tarri@smi-online.co.uk
Topics
RNAi, rna therapeutics, delivery systems, drug safety, animal models, cell culture, cell, mrna, clinical trials, immune response, liver, oligonucleotide, ligand, receptor, gene expression, in vitro, in vivo, drug safety, nanotechnology, nanoparticles, cell dianostics, hepatocytes, antibody conjugate, pharmacokinetics, gene silencing, protein, formulation, cgmp, endocytosis, aptamer
4.
 
bwc — 4th Biotechnology World Congress
ID
723251
Dates
15 Feb 2016 - 18 Feb 2016
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Abstract
This conference will bring an opportunity to researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to get their latest discoveries acknowledged on the global arena. Presentations would focus on pharmaceutical biotechnology, vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, microbial diversity research, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models and strategies, licensing etc.
Contact
Qasit;     Phone: [+971-6-5575783];     Email: marketing@biotechworldcongress.com
5.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 34 Advanced Microarray Analysis and Pathway Integration
ID
785403
Dates
16 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
Location
Bethesda, United States
Abstract
In response to the growing demand to learn how to extract maximum information from the tremendous amount of data generated in a micorarray experiment, FAES is delighted to offer BioTech 34. This workshop picks up where the BioTech 24
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Microarray Scanning and Acquisition of a Good Image, Analysis of Microarray Data by GeneSpring, Managing Microarray Data, Pathway Analysis, TM4 Open-source Software for Advanced Microarray Data Analysis (with a Concentration in TIGR MIDAS and TIGR MeV) Normalize and filter Expression Files, Methods for Clustering Expression Data and Classifying Experimental Samples, Laboratories will Include Scanning a Microarray and Computer-based Experiments Involving Analysis and Manipulation of the Data Using Such Programs as QuantArray, GeneSpring and Pathway Studio
6.
 
IMICF — Investing in Medical Innovations – Congress & Fair
ID
765610
Dates
18 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
Location
Katowice, Poland
Abstract
Investing in Medical Innovations – Congress & Fair is a two-day congress which will take place in the International Conference Centre in Katowice on 18–19 February 2016. The Congress will be held in parallel with the Health Challenges Congress organised by the PTWP SA Group, where 3,000 to 4,000 participants are expected. The Medical and Diagnostic Device Fair will be organised along with the Congress.
Contact
Paulina Rolska;     Phone: [+48 123789579];     Email: office@medinvestscanner.com
Topics
medical device, congress and fair, innovations in medical technologies, non-drug medical technologies, inventors, investors, investing, Forum for exchanging of ideas and opinions
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BioTech 23 — Flow Cytometry
ID
747641
Dates
23 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
Location
Bathesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This four day lecture/laboratory workshop will cover various applications of flow cytometry in basic research. Selected lecture topics will provide a broad background about the functions of a flow cytometer; choice of fluorochromes; data analysis and presentation; technical protocols for flow cytometric procedures and troubleshooting during data acquisition and analysis.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards Ashanti Edwards Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [(301) 594 – 1475];     Email: biotechtraining@faes.org
Topics
Flow Cytometry, biotechnology, biology, genetic engineering, fluorochromes, data analysis, immunology, hematology, biochemistry, apoptosis,
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8.
 
BMA — 3rd Biologics Manufacturing Asia 2016
ID
789268
Dates
29 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Contact
Priscilla Lydia;     Phone: [65 3109 0121];     Email: priscilla.jagaintaran@imapac.com
Topics
Biologics, Bio-processing, Bio-Manufacturing
9.
 
MMTC — Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2016
ID
747647
Dates
06 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016
Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Abstract
Attracting over 3,300 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2015, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology.
Contact
Phone: [7819725400];     Email: chi@healthtech.com
Topics
Molecular Diagnostics, Personalized Diagnostics, Cancer Molecular Markers, Circulating Tumor Cells, Digital Pathology, Precision Medicine, PCR, Clinical NGS Diagnostics, Genomic Sample Prep, Biomarker Assay Development, Infectious Disease, Cancer Immunotherapy, Predictive Preclinical Models in Oncology, Bioinformatics for Big Data, Integrated Informatics Driving Translational Research & Precision Medicine
10.
 
Maintenance of Genome Stability 2016
ID
762726
Dates
07 Mar 2016 - 10 Mar 2016
Location
Panama, Panama
Contact
Abcam Events;     Phone: [+44 (0)1223 696000];     Email: events@abcam.com
Topics
DNA repair, replication and recombination, Checkpoints and cell cycle control, Control by post-translational modifications, Links to nuclear architecture, chromosome biology, chromatin, transcription and other processes, Genome instability in disease and ageing; diagnostic and therapeutic applications
11.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 47 5-Day iPSCII: Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSC)-Differentiation to Neural Lineages
ID
785457
Dates
07 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) represent enormous potential in that they are capable of differentiating into virtually any cell type in the human body. Directing this differentiation into specific cell types in a consistent and efficient manner enables researchers to investigate new therapy and screening approaches in patient-derived cells. This 5 day hands-on training workshop will provide participants with the training and knowledge to help the researcher bring iPSC technology to the laboratory. Students will gain practical knowledge for developing new cell lines from different cell types. Lectures will discuss the expression of genes required for inducing pluripotency and methods of making (virus, RNA, plasmid) and maintaining iPS cells. Lectures on conditions needed for differentiating iPSC to neural, epithelial, and hematopoietic lineages will also be discussed.

The emphasis of the course is on practical information that will help the investigator in the laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on deriving iPSC and differentiation to the neural lineage. Laboratory exercises are intense and will be directed by experts with a working knowledge of the techniques. Labs will cover methods for making iPSC and picking iPSC colonies. In situ analysis of pluripotency on live cells will also be conducted. Laboratory exercise on neural stem cells will include cryopreservation techniques and immunocytochemical analysis of pluripotent marker (Oct4) and neural markers (Sox1, Nestin and Sox2).

Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into NSC, Differentiation Methods, Cell Culture Methods, Introduction to Mouse and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Cellular Reprogramming Methodologies, mRNA Reprogramming of Patient Samples, Optimizing mRNA Reprogramming Efficiency, Differentiating IPSC to Retina Pigment Epithelium, Epigenetic Understanding of Pluripotency, Differentiating IPSC from CD34+ cells, Differentiating IPSC to the Hematopoietic Lineage Differentiation of IPS to Neutrophils, Preparation of Cells From Embryoid Bodies To Study Differentiation, Differentiating IPSC to Neurons, Techniques Used for neural differentiation, Neural Induction and Neural Expansion, NSC Staining for Pluripotent Marker (Oct4) and Neural Markers (Sox1, Nestin and Sox2), Cryopreservation of Neural Stem Cells
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12.
 
Super Resolution Microscopy — BioTech 53: Super Resolution Microscopy: Principles and Methods
ID
782835
Dates
15 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
Location
Bethesda, United States
Contact
Jithesh Veetil;     Phone: [3014355258];     Email: velichamthotuj@mail.nih.gov
Topics
Super Resolution Microscopy represents a group of recently developed light microscopic techniques that are able to exceed diffraction-limited resolution (less than 200nm). This course will focus on three types of Super Resolution Microscopy- Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM), Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM), and Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED). In addition, students will be exposed to cutting-edge super resolution microscopes developed at HHMI Janelia Research Center through the AIC (Advanced Imaging Center). The AIC will showcase several instruments, including iPALM, lattice light sheet and live-cell TIRF-SIM. The course is designed for cell biologists with prior experience in light microscopy who wish to add super resolution microscopy to their research program. Participants will acquire both theoretical understanding of super resolution microscopy and practical experience using state-of-the-art super resolution microscopes. Lecture Topics Introduction to Super Resolution Microscopy; Advances in Super Resolution Microscopy; Theoretical Background of SIM, PALM/dSTORM, and STED Imaging; Advances in Fluorescent Protein and Organic Dye Technology; Applications of Super Resolution Microscopy using SIM and dSTORM; Challenges Associated with Obtaining Good SIM, STORM and STED Images; Potential Artifacts Common to Super Resolution Imaging. Laboratory Topics Working in groups of five, participants will rotate through multiple work stations. The following work stations are located on NIH campus: - Leica gSTED, GE- OMX SIM, Nikon N-STORM, Zeiss Elyra PALM/SIM, Zeiss LSM880-AiryScan, Shroff Lab - Instant SIM, Shroff Lab - Dual View Plane Illumination Microscope. Another three stations are located on Janelia Farm campus including iPALM, Lattice light sheet microscope, TIRF-SIM for live cell imaging. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Janelia Farm campus. During the laboratory sessions, the following topics will be covered: - Introduction and Feature Highlights of the Instrument - Imaging Acquisition Procedures - Sample Preparation Requirements and Recommendations (Dye Choices and Imaging Solutions) - Imaging Data Analysis and Presentation - Trouble-shoot Common Problems in SIM Imaging - Acquisition of 2D and 3D STORM Images
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13.
 
Indo-US workshop — Indo-US workshop on Cell Factories.
ID
776936
Dates
18 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016
Location
IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Abstract
There is an immense interest in the use of living cells of microbial, mammalian or plant origin as factories to produce small molecule chemicals and protein based products. Each product category has its own set of challenges that will need to be overcome before commercial deployment. Bulk chemicals and fuels require high product yields and volumetric productivities that will optimize the cost of production and separation. Likewise, for industrial enzymes, the cost of production is a key parameter. For therapeutics, in addition to cost, product quality and consistency are important factors.

One of the major challenges faced in implementing cell based processes includes identification of a suitable host strain followed by application of perhaps several orthogonal engineering strategies that may be required with a single host to achieve the desired goal. There have been significant advances reported in the engineering of host cells. This workshop will enable mutual exchange of information between academic and industrial researchers in this area, from US and India. The workshop will also provide a platform for direct interactions between academic and industrial researchers to better understand and enhance the possibilities of collaborative research activities between them.

Contact
Sandhya Lakshmi;     Email: cellfactoriesworkshop@gmail.com, manager.bioenergy@iitb.ac.in
Topics
Cell Factories, metabolic engineering, Flux analysis, Host engineering.
14.
 
8th Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference
ID
741944
Dates
21 Mar 2016 - 22 Mar 2016
Location
San Diego, United States
Abstract
The 8th Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference is taking place on March 21-22, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Novel therapeutics from the nanotechnology scope are on the rise. The progress in drug and gene-loaded particles that adequately pass through the mucus barriers provides better delivery to ocular tissue. Recent developments in gene therapies with sustained release of a protein have shown promising results with lesser side effects in patients.

We are gathering leading scientists, researchers, and experts to discuss and collaborate on combating and curing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME), and other ocular diseases. Other hot topics include PRINT® platform for intraocular prostaglandin formulation, coating technology, anti-angiogenic mechanisms and much more!

Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
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15.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 21 5-Day Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology
ID
785434
Dates
04 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
The purpose of this five day workshop is to provide a foundation of knowledge to those beginning to investigate mitochondrial function and biogenesis or those simply interested in understanding these essential subcellular organelles. Participants will learn of the important metabolic reactions occurring within the mitochondria and how nuclear and mitochondrial DNA lesions can result in a wide variety of mitochondrialders. The workshop will include a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments designed to familiarize the participants with the skills necessary to work with these organelles.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Structure and Function of Mitochondria, Replication of Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Genetics, Transcription and Processing of Mitochondrial RNA, Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis and Import, Molecular Methods for Working with Mitochondria, Mitochondrial Disorders: Molecular Lesions, Phenotypes, Mutation Detection and Approaches to Therapy, Isolation of mammalian mitochondria, Marker enzyme assays, Isolation of mtDNA and RNA, PCR amplification of mtDNA from total cellular DNA, Mutation detection by PCR/RFLP.
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16.
 
BioTech 45 — Next generation Sequencing
ID
747671
Dates
05 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
Bathesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This course will introduce students to bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data, particularly for DNA-seq, RNA-seq, CHIP-seq, and epigenomics. The course will be comprised of lectures and hand-on sessions. Lectures will cover background knowledge and survey various software programs. For hand-on sessions, command line tools will be presented and the galaxy web based platform will be used to analyze primary data. Cloud computing, genomic databases, and de novo assembly will be surveyed.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [(301) 594 – 1475];     Email: biotechtraining@faes.org
Topics
Bioinformatics, biotech, science, biotechnology, SNP caller, RNA-seq, genome, epigenomics, CHIP-seq, protein bioinformatics, RNA-sequencing
17.
 
BioNanoMed 2016 - Nanotechnology enables Personalized MEdicine
ID
746090
Dates
06 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
Krems, Austria
Abstract
We have the pleasure of inviting you to submit your scientific work for the 7th International Congress - BioNanoMed 2016 – the exclusive Know-How-Transfer meeting for scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from Natural Science, Medical Science and Engineering Subjects throughout the world.
Contact
DI (FH) Margit Malatschnig;     Phone: [+43 699 19215844];     Email: office@bionanomed.at
Topics
Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications, Regenerative Nanomedicine - Nanotechnology and Stem Cells, Nanotechnology for Detection, Diagnosis, Imaging & Sensing, NanoPharmaceuticals & Drug Design, Nano Oncology: Drug Delivery & Therapeutics, 3D-Technologies for Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials Toxicology & NanoSafety Aspects
Event website
18.
 
Genome Editing and Gene Modulation Congress 2016
ID
737427
Dates
06 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
Oxford, United Kingdom
Abstract
The congress will address applications of genome editing and gene modulation technologies in a variety of systems. This meeting will develop upon our ongoing RNAi series of conference at Oxford since 2006 and our 1st CRISPR symposium in 2015. The Congress will take an ‘application-based approach’ to its scientific agenda and will include genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, TALENs and ZNF and gene modulation approaches, such as RNAi and antisense oligos. The Congress will be co-hosted with our 3rd annual Aptamers 2016, 2nd annual Oligos 2016 Oxford and 1st annual Exosome 2016 Oxford and 11th annual RNAi 2016.
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19.
 
CTERP — INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELL TECHNOLOGIES AT THE EDGE: RESEARCH & PRACTICE
ID
765521
Dates
06 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 2016
Location
St. Petersburg, Russia
Abstract
Recent discoveries in stem cell field, most notably in pluripotent stem cell research, have opened tremendous opportunities for drug development, modeling of disease, and transplantation medicine.
Contact
Ekaterina Chernyakova;     Email: info@cterp.org
Topics
- Pluripotent and Adult Stem Cells - Stem Cell Genome Editing and Gene Therapies - Clinical Applications of Stem Cells - Stem Cells for Genome and Post-genome Techniques in Drug Discovery - Special Session & Round Table Stem Cells: from Bench to Clinics
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Event website
20.
 
MRAD EU — The 3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe
ID
770268
Dates
11 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
Through a series of interactive presentations with leading academics and industry experts, panel discussions and an exhibition area allowing solution providers to showcase their products and services, we will explore the interface between our evolving cultures, technologies and microbiome.
Contact
Laura;     Email: laura@globalengage.co.uk
Topics
microbiome, microbiota, human microbiome, human microbiota, gastroenterology, gastrology, nutrition, probiotics, dietetics, gut-brain axis, fecal matter transplantation, skin microbiome, skin microbiota, r&d, commercialisation, investment, gut, health, disease, diet, microbiology, bacteriology, prebiotics, gastrointestinal, research, microbial, microbiome event, microbiota event, microbiome conference, microbiota conference
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21.
 
PGC — The Plant Genomics Congress: Asia
ID
746283
Dates
11 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016
Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract
Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.
Contact
Laura;     Email: laura@globalengage.co.uk
Topics
Next Generation Sequencing, NGS, Plant Science, Genomics, Phenomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Data Management, Omics, Molecular Markers, Biomarkers, Breeding, Crop Improvement, Trait Improvement, Data Analysis, High Throughput Sequencing, HTS, Rice, Wheat, Maize, Barley, Soybean, Canola, Rapeseed, Aribidopsis, Palm Oil
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22.
 
FAES-BioTech — Bio Tech 39 4-Day Epigenetics
ID
785350
Dates
12 Apr 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Sequencing of the human genome was not the endpoint of our goal in understanding human genetics. The chemical modifications to DNA and the chemical interactions involving the manufacture of proteins represents a second level of human genetics termed, epigenetics or epigenomics. Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in gene expression that occur without a change in DNA sequence. Research has shown that epigenetic mechanisms provide an additional layer of transcriptional control that regulates how genes are expressed. Epigenetic abnormalities are associated with genetic disorders, cancer, autoimmune diseases, aging and pediatric syndromes, among others.

This course will address the basic principles of epigenetics, the role of epigenetic mechanisms in normal development and human disease, and the development of epigenetically-effective drugs. The objective of the program is to provide a solid foundation of information enabling participants to design experiments when returning to their own research lab. Furthermore to provide a solid background inorder to understand the literature in this rapidly growing field.

Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin organization, noncoding RNA, and gene repression. Broad range of topics will be covered in epigenetic research including cancer, development, environmental health, and immunology. Practical information concerning current techniques in epigenetic research, the application of CHARM, Illumina bead arrays, restriction enzyme analysis, and bisulfate sequencing is discussed in designing experiments and interpreting data. In the laboratory, attendees gain hands-on experience in techniques including methyl specific PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and global DNA methylation assays.
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23.
 
13th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
ID
773227
Dates
17 Apr 2016 - 20 Apr 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
24.
 
DCH — Drug Discovery Chemistry
ID
784849
Dates
19 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program according to personal interests. New for 2016 will be the addition of three symposia on Friday covering the blood-brain barrier, biophysical approaches for drug discovery, and antivirals.
Contact
Phone: [7819725400];     Email: chi@healthtech.com
Topics
drug discovery, drug development, chemistry, proteins, peptides, macrocyclics
25.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 22 3-Day In Situ Hybridization
ID
785433
Dates
19 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This 4 day course is designed to introduce the participant to molecular hybridization and in situ hybridization techniques. The application of these techniques to current research questions in genetics and gene expression, molecular pathology, and pathogen detection and identification will be discussed. Probe application and detection systems will serve as the basis for both RNA and DNA in situ hybridization techniques to be addressed in lecture and laboratory. This course will be staffed by clinical and basic scientists familiar with the applications of hybridization techniques to the problems of human disease.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Probe Design, Optimization, and Application at the Chemical and Cytological Levels, Principles of Hybridization, Base Structure, Modification, Stability and Specificity, Hybridization Kinetics, Preparation of Chemical and Cellular Samples, Hybridization Formats: Target Abundance vs. Probe Abundance, Spots/ Blots, Southern and Northern Analysis, Soluble Targets, in situ Hybridization, Radioactive, Biotinylated, DNP, Chemoluminescent and Oligonucleotide Probe Synthesis, Purification and Use, Label and Signal Amplification and Hybridization Accelerators. DNA in situ hybridization (FISH), Interphase Molecular Cytogenetics, RNA in situ Hybridization, RT-PCR in situ Hybridization, Principles of Karyotyping and Metaphase Chromosome Preparation, Tissue and Specimen Preparation Fixatives, Comparative Genome Hybridization, Spectral Karyotyping, Fluorescence Microscopy, and in situ PCR.
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26.
 
IWBBIO 2016 — 4th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
ID
757079
Dates
20 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Location
Granada, Spain
Abstract
The aims of IWBBIO 2016 is to create a friendly environment that could lead to the establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges among attendees, and therefore, IWBBIO 2016 solicits high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of Bioinformatics, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering. New computational techniques and methods in machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; data integration; genomics and evolution; next generation sequencing data; protein and RNA structure; protein function and proteomics; medical informatics and translational bioinformatics; computational systems biology; modelling and simulation and their application in life science domain, biomedicine and biomedical engineering are especially encouraged.
Contact
Ignacio Rojas;     Email: iwbbio@ugr.es
Topics
Computational protemoics, Computational Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing and Sequence analysis, High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Systems for modelling biological processes, Healthcare and diseases, E-health
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3rdRC4Bs-2016 — 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016
ID
744456
Dates
20 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Location
Semeling, Malaysia
Abstract
Welcome to the 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016). The conference is going to be organized by the AIMST University, Malaysia in collaboration with King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. The conference will be held at the AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia from 20–22 April 2016. The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 intends to provide a platform for scientists, researchers and students to share knowledge, challenges, recent advances and future perspectives in the multidisciplinary areas of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology.

The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 welcomes academicians, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and industry players to present their works in a friendly and supportive environment. Both international and local speakers in the forefront of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology will actively engage in this 3-day event.

The theme of the conference is “State-of-the-Art Achievements and Challenges in Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology”.

The scope of the conference includes but not limited to the following:

*Biosensors

*Biodiagnostics

*Biochips

*Biotechnology

*Applications of biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips in biotech industry

*Current challenges in biotech industry in using biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips

*Emerging fields in biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnological innovations

Contact
Dr. Annie and Dr. Heera;     Phone: [+604 429 8000 Extension: 8094/3012];     Email: 3rdRC4Bs-2016@aimst.edu.my and 3rdRC4Bs.2016@gmail.com
Topics
Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips, Biotechnology, Applications, biotech industry, challenges, Emerging fields, innovations, molecular biology, food, energy, fiber, sustainability, AIMST University, Semeling, Malaysia, Research
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28.
 
PEGS — The Essential Protein Engineering Summit
ID
784773
Dates
25 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
Location
Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
With record-breaking attendance in 2015, PEGS Boston attracts an international delegation of nearly 2,000 participants including conference delegates, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and guests representing over 30 countries. Participants value the in-depth short courses, access to 22 conferences, and wide-ranging presentations delivering new unpublished data, case studies, innovation and insight. The vast exhibit hall will be packed with 125 exhibiting companies and more than 200 research posters on display providing valuable viewing of innovative new technologies, as well as abundant networking with biopharma researchers and industry representatives.
Contact
Phone: [7819725400];     Email: chi@healthtech.com
Topics
protein, antibody, oncology, immunotherapy, biotherapeutics, immunogenicity, bioassays
29.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 23 4-Day Flow Cytometry : Principles and Methods
ID
785362
Dates
03 May 2016 - 06 May 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This four day lecture/laboratory workshop will cover various applications of flow cytometry in basic research. Selected lecture topics will provide a broad background about the functions of a flow cytometer; choice of fluorochromes; data analysis and presentation; technical protocols for flow cytometric procedures and troubleshooting during data acquisition and analysis.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Basic Setup of Flow Cytometers, Principle of Cell Sorting, Parameters for Sorting, Alternative Separation Techniques (Including Magnetic Bead Separation MACS), Choice of Fluorochromes Depending on the type of Instrument and Application, Parameters of Analysis, Data Analysis and Interpretation, In-depth Discussion of Examples of Various Flow Cytometric Assays (e.g. Cell Cycle Analysis, Cell Activation, Apoptosis, Immunology, Hematology, Biochemistry with Methodical Protocols), Multi-color Analysis (With Special Emphasis on How to Combine Flurochromes and Fluorescence Compensation), Choosing the Right Controls for Data Analysis (Isotype Controls; FMO controls; Blocking with Antibodies), Hands-on Laboratory with 4- and 8-color staining (BD Accuri and MACSQuant Analyzer), Data Workshop, Hands-on Data Analysis with samples From Cell Cycle Analysis, Apoptosis, Multi-Color Surface Staining, Proliferation using Bio-Tracers, Software training: Introduction to FlowJo Cytometry Analysis Software.
30.
 
Biotech and the Law
ID
762486
Dates
05 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Abstract
Presented by PINNACLE®, a leader in providing high-quality professional development conferences, the 2016 Biotech & the Law conference brings together the diverse voices of biotech – science, industry, and law – to learn from each other and to build a foundation for mutual success. Preeminent attendees from around the world will converge to facilitate strategic alliances between major actors in the biotech arena through topical presentations, networking opportunities, and unique site visits to technology innovators and influencers. Speakers from the U.S. government, leading research universities, trailblazing businesses, and national law schools will share their expertise on biotech trends in healthcare, environmental science, and agriculture. The experiential, collaborative nature of the conference makes it truly unique.
Contact
Email: info@biotechandthelaw.org
Topics
biotechnology, healthcare, environment, agriculture, intellectual property law, environmental law, continuing legal eduction,
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PROTSTAB2016 — 11th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation
ID
742582
Dates
09 May 2016 - 11 May 2016
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract
The 10th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation jointly with the Section of Applied Biocatalysis of the European Federation of Biotechnology.
Contact
Baris BINAY;     Phone: [00902128672500-1084];     Email: binaybaris@gmail.com
Topics
The meeting is dedicated to recent advances in the knowledge on protein stability and in the experimental approaches (molecular, technological and nanomaterial-based strategies) to improve this crucial property. Major topics will be: folding, stability and aggregation, bioinformatics, advanced methods of analysis, methods to improve stability and solubility, supports and reaction media, stability towards industrial application.
32.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 7 5-Day Animal and Human Cell Culture: Method and Applications
ID
785421
Dates
09 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This lecture and laboratory course is structured to provide life scientists who are not experienced in cell culture with an introduction to principles and practices that will facilitate their ability to develop the use of in vitro systems. Additionally, investigators without formal training in tissue culture techniques will find the information and laboratory exercises extremely useful. This workshop is predicated on the application of the most rigorous principles of quality control and will be taught by experienced researchers with extensive years of experience in the field.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
From Donor to Cell Lines: The in vitro environment: Setting up a Tissue Culture Facility, Equipment, Judicious use of Antibiotics, Mycoplasma Effects and Testing, Good Tissue Culture Practices, Cell Line Authentication and Cross Contamination, Nutrients and Plating Surfaces, Experimental Designs; Sources for Tissue Culture, Cell lines and Primary Culture, Adult, Embryonic, and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines, Tissue Culture from Different Species, Normal, Immortalized, Tumor Cell Lines, 3-dimensional Platforms, Cell Engineering, Transient and Permanent Transfections, Expression Constructs, Oligonucleotides, Viral Vectors, and Transductions, Properties of Normal and Transformed Cell, Finite Life Span, Low Density, Clonal Growth, Mutagenesis: Cell Repositories, ATCC, Rutgers, and Coriell Insitute for Medical Research, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century, Organs on a Chip, and Other Applications of in vitro Techniques. Subculturing Different Cell Lines: Gross Cytology and Cell Counting, Staining, Cell Cycle and Mycoplasma Analysis, Cell Line Authentication, Karyotyping and Chromosome Breaks, Cloning: Cloning by Limit Dilution and Cloning Rings, Plating Efficiency and Colony Forming Assays, Transformed Cells: Growth Patterns, Growth in Soft Agar and Collagen Gels, Cell Purification by Centrifugation and Cell Surface Antibody, Viability Assays, Fluorescent, Apoptotic, MTT, LDH and ATP Assays, Transfection and Transductions, Reporter Assays, Stem Cell Differentiation
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10th Drug Design & Medicinal Chemistry Conference
ID
765246
Dates
11 May 2016 - 12 May 2016
Location
Berlin, Germany
Abstract
We are excited to announce the 10th Drug Design & Medicinal Chemistry Conference, to be held May 11-12, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. This meeting will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for industry and academia colleagues to gather and explore the changing landscape of drug discovery in emerging target classes and chemical biology approaches for discovering new medicines. Leaders in the field will present on hot topics such as protein-protein interactions, overcoming resistance in drug design, allosteric inhibitors, and many more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet colleagues during dedicated networking sessions and form new connections.
Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
Topics
Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry
34.
 
2nd Kinase Inhibitors Design & Screening Conference
ID
765278
Dates
12 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Location
Berlin, Germany
Abstract
GTCbio and the Advisory Board would like to invite you the 2nd Kinase Inhibitors Design & Screening Conference. This event takes place May 12-13, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The conference brings together industry leaders from major pharmaceuticals, biotech companies, and top researchers from academia to provide a timely and critical update on significant kinase inhibitors and to better understand current trends for drug design and screening processes. This meeting’s discussion and presentations will circle around recent developments in allosteric kinase inhibitors, covalent inhibitor strategies, irreversible and RAF inhibitors, mechanisms of kinase inhibitor resistance, and mutation-focused approaches towards kinase inhibition.
Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
Topics
Kinase Inhibitors Design, Kinase Inhibitors Screening
35.
 
ISBS — 23rd Annual International STRESS AND BEHAVIOR Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference
ID
723888
Dates
16 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Location
St-Petersburg, Russia
Abstract
An annual international event gathering scientists and psychiatrists from around the world to share an interest in stress-evoked brain disorders in both humans and animals.

Organized by: International STRESS AND BEHAVIOR Society

Conference language: English

Contact
NA Nutsa;     Phone: [+1 240 899 9571];     Email: isbs.congress@gmail.com
Topics
stress, behavior, neuroscience, psychiatry, biopsychiatry, pharmacology, genetics, anxiety, mental health
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FAES-BioTech — BioTech 57 Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
ID
785420
Dates
16 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
The goal of this six day lecture/laboratory course is to provide graduate-level instruction on molecular and cellular biosciences. The course focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, using a collection of approaches and emphasizing how fundamental, highly-significant biological problems are solved. Focusing on four very distinct areas: stem cells, tissue culture, immunology, and proteomics and informatics, participants will obtain a firm foundation of the theoretical information while enhancing their laboratory aptitude.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics Principles Underlying Stem Cell Biology, Different Types of Adult Stem Cells, Pluriptotent Stem Cells, Neural Stem Cells, Epigenetics and Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, Introduction to Immunology, The Advantages of Tissue Culture Models, Cell Lines (Clonal vs Heterog­enous), Constituents of Tissue Culture Models (Media, Serum etc.), Facilities For Conducting Tissue Culture, Principles and Considerations Concerning the Room, Hood, Microscopes, Centrifuge; Introduction into Proteomics, Bioinformatics, DNA, RNA and Protein Databases. Laboratory Topics Cell Culture Assays For Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Differentiating Pluripotent Embryonic Carcinoma Cells, Immunocytochemistry for Stem Cell Markers, Harvesting embryonic bodies from P19 cultures for immunocytochemis­try, Introduction to Flow Cytometry, Application of Flow Cytometry for the Analysis of Stem Cell Markers, Observation of Embryoid Bodies From P19 Cultures, ELISA and Western Analysis, Cell Cultures, Health, Confluence, Attachment, Methods for Subculture, Cell Counting, Clonal assays, Literature Searches Using PubMed, Searches of NCBI Resources Using Entrez, Protein Sequence Database Searches, Moving Toward the PDB; BLAST, Computational Biology: From Sequence to Structure
37.
 
Molecular Diagnostics World Summit 2016
ID
758943
Dates
19 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Location
London, United Kingdom
Abstract
The global molecular diagnostics market is predicted to reach $8 billion by 2018. This market is highly influenced by the raise of infectious diseases such as TB, HIV etc, antimicrobial resistance and other factors. 80% of the market are shared between Europe and America and remaining 20% between Rest of the World. To provide efficient treatment and disease management there is an urgent need for rapid and more efficient diagnostics. In terms of technology PCR based diagnostics are rapidly growing and possess the major market shares. NGS, POC, Microarrays and others form the rest of the market. Molecular Diagnostics market comprises of instruments, reagents, software and end user services which has a great future and growth by 2018. Thus, Molecular Diagnostics World Summit 2016, conference offers a rare opportunity to its participants to understand and learn from top experts in the Molecular Microbiology and Diagnostics field and to share ideas and develop new business collaborations. The conference will also provide a platform to discuss the current vital issues, market assessment, commercialization and globalization.
38.
 
6th Next Generation Sequencing Conference
ID
788043
Dates
25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Location
Boston, United States
Abstract
We invite you to attend the 6th Next Generation Sequencing Conference, which is part of The Genomics & Big Data Summit and takes place on May 25-26, 2016 in Boston, MA. Next generation sequencing has made it possible to obtain genetic information from biological systems by rapid and inexpensive methods. Therefore, the ability to analyze genomes and protein interactions has been accomplished. Now, the branches of next generation sequencing has expanded to single cell analyses, RNA sequencing approaches, and discoveries in the micrbiome space. The race for faster, cheaper, and higher precision sequencing approaches has been a constant goal for researchers so that there are improved methods in this field. This meeting will provide attendees with a better understanding of developments in new next generation sequencing technologies alongside clinical applications. There will be a focus on medical sequencing for patient characterization in targeted therapies through vast methods like single cell and RNA sequencing. Implications for how diseases should be treated will be discussed through the examination of data produced from reputable assays.
Contact
Kristen Starkey;     Phone: [626-256-6405];     Email: infogtcbio@gtcbio.com
Topics
NGS, RNA, DNA, Sequencing
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FAES-BioTech — BioTech 2 Recombinant DNA Methodology
ID
785485
Dates
06 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
This lecture and laboratory course is designed to provide the novice with an iintroduction to the molecular biology of nucleic acids. An approach emphasizing both principles and methodology provides the scientist with the essential fundamentals needed for gene cloning and for an appreciation of the strategies of recombinant DNA technology as well as other molecular techniques.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics: Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Molecular Cloning, Isolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids, Restriction Enzymes and Restriction Mapping, Other Pertinent Enzymes, Analysis of DNA and RNA Sequences, Northern and Southern Blot Analysis, Construction of Nucleic Acid Probes, Mapping, cDNA Synthesis Part I: cDNA Synthesis, Construction of cDNA Libraries, PCR-Derived cDNA Libraries, Enzymology, cDNA Synthesis Part II: Screening for Differentially Expressed Genes, Microarrays, Differential Display, Subtraction Hybridization, Subtraction Cloning, The Polymerase Chain Reaction Part I: Principles, Theory, Optimaization, Contamination, The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Part II – PCR Variations: In Situ PCR, Mutagenesis PCR, Real Time PCR, Digital PCR, PCR Arrays, PCR SSCP, PCR Nested, and Muliplex PCR, DNA nad RNA Sequencing, Bioinformatics, Expression of Cloned Sequences and Their Assays, Epigenetics: Principles and Applications. Laboratory Topics: Extraction of High Molecular Weight Genomic DNA from Mammalian Cells, Restriction Enzyme Digestion of Recombinant Plasmid, Gel Electrophoresis: Separation of Restriction Digestion Products on Agarose Gel Purification of Restriction Fragment: Excise Fragment from Gel; Southern Analysis: Blot DNA to Membrane.
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40.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 41 Non-Coding RNAs
ID
785528
Dates
13 Jun 2016 - 15 Jun 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Recent advances in whole genome analyses has vastly improved our appreciation of the extensive repertoire of noncoding RNAs, including initially the well-known small microRNAs (miRNAs), and more recently, the long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). While miRNA-target interactions appear to be important in control of post-transciptional levels, lncRNAs appear to have a diverse array of functions including regulation of transcription, mRNA processing and post transcriptional control. Thus, the current state of the art transcriptional profiling should include technologies for the analyses of protein coding mRNA, miRNAs and lncRNAs.In this hands-on training workshop, participants will learn the latest information about miRNA and the use of miRNA as a diagnostic tool.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics Overview of Non-Coding RNAs Biology, Discovery and Expression of Non-Coding RNAs, Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression Programs, Regulatory miRNA networks of Neoplastic Development in Non-Human Primate Kidneys, Non-Coding RNAs Biogenesis, Function and Analysis, Micro RNAs as Biomarkers of Disease, MicroRNAs and Cancer: From Their Role in Carcinogenesis to their Potential as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Cancer, Multiplex Amplification-free Technology for microRNA Expression Profiling: Advantages and Challenges, MicroRNA Preparation and Microarray Processing, Microarray Experimental Design and Data Analysis. Laboratory Topics Profiling of miRNA Through an Overexpression Model: Reverse Transcription using the miScript II RT Kit, Real-time PCR, Data Analysis.
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41.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 55 CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs
ID
785587
Dates
20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Gene engineering provides the ability to manipulate gene expression in a desired cell type. In order to realize the full potential of stem cells, the development of tools to modify targeted genes is paramount. This course will provide an overview of three different engineering platforms including CRISPR, TALENs, and ZFNs.The first part of the course will cover the general principles of each of these technologies including design and assembly along with the platforms available and different costs associated with each of them. The second part of the course will transition into different applications including engineering in mice, disease modeling, generating iPSC reporter lines, and high throughput approaches.We will also consider sequencing and quality control considerations for these technologies. Hands on laboratory exercises will accompany lectures to provide training in design, assembly, transfection, and confirmation assays.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics General Principles of Engineering and Disease Models, TALEN-mediated Gene Correction in iPSCs; DNA Repair Mechanisms, Targeted Mutagenesis in Zebrafish using ZFNs and TALENs, CRISPR Engineering in EC Cells and Oocytes for Mouse Model, Targeting Multiple Genes Using CRISPR in Zebrafish, Engineering Mice Using CRISPR/Cas9, Developing Reporter Lines, Panel Discussion to Discuss Current Research Projects, Safe Harbor Gene Targeting of iPSC or Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Correct Monogenic Disorders, Considering Pros and Cons to CRISPR, Engineering Human iPSCs: ZFN, TALEN, CRISPR/Cas9 Advantages and Limitations, Sequencing and Quality Control Consideration. Laboratory Topics Introduction to Genome Editing Technologies, ZFN and CRISPR/Cas Design Considerations, Nucleofection; Gene Knock Out Using Targeted Nucleases, Integration and Detection, Donor DNA Design and Nuclease Compatibility, Exercises for ZFN and CRISPR Design, Bioinformatics for Genome Editing Applications, Development of Genetically Modified Cell Lines Using K562 Cells (will allow attendees to run their own experiments and analyze their own results by the end of this workshop), Engineering iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9 & HR Targeting Vectors, Introduction to Genome Editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 System, Review gRNA Design Principles, Cloning into SBI’s Cas9 SmartNuclease System, and Best Practices for Use of the CRISPR/Cas9 System for Genome Editing; HR Targeting Vectors for Genome Editing in iPSCs.
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42.
 
SSBSS 2016 — 3rd International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
ID
782495
Dates
08 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Location
Volterra (Pisa) - Tuscany, Italy
Abstract
Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Volterra Learning Center (Pisa - Tuscany, Italy) on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
Contact
Ludovico Montalcini;     Email: ssbss.school@gmail.com
Topics
Genetic Engineering Metabolic Engineering Reading and Writing Genomes Synthetic Genomes Synthetic Circuits and Cells Artificial Tissues and Organs Genomically Recoded Organisms Genome Design Pathway Design Biological Design Automation and Biological CAD Genome Engineering Cellular Systems Biology Experimental Synthetic Biology Computational Synthetic Biology Stochastic Gene Regulation Gene Signaling Quantitative Molecular Biology High-throughput Techniques Biological Engineering Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology
43.
 
Bioactive Natural Products: Translating Promise into Practice
ID
772699
Dates
11 Jul 2016 - 13 Jul 2016
Location
Oxford, United Kingdom
Abstract
The RSC Biotechnology Group and sponsors invite you to a residential conference focused on contemporary scientific research which will facilitate the therapeutic use of small molecules derived from natural sources. The tradition of using naturally occurring small molecules as medicines is thousands of years old, but many front-line pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals in contemporary use owe their origins to natural sources. Modern research methods have brought back into the spotlight the concept of developing novel biomedical and agrochemical products from so-called natural products. This conference, which follows three earlier successful meetings organized by the Biotechnology Group at the University of Sussex in 1996, at the University St Andrews in 1999 and most recently at Magdalen College, Oxford in 2009, will highlight the current trends, challenges and successes in the industrial exploitation of natural products from a global perspective. The event will bring together key academic and industry interdisciplinary scientists, to disclose recent progress in this field, identify new perspectives and promote networking to facilitate the use of bioactive natural products in medical, agrochemical and related areas of societal need.  We warmly invite you to Oxford in 2016 to participate in this vibrant and timely event.
44.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 26 PCR Methodology: Principles, Optimization and Application
ID
785450
Dates
11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
From its conception in 1983 to its modern day use in a myriad of clinical and research applications, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has revolutionized modern molecular biology. This lecture and laboratory course will focus on the Polymerase Chain Reaction and its applications in basic molecular biology research, genetics, molecular pathology, including cancer and genetic diseases and identification of viral, bacterial and other pathogens.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics Topics include Basic PCR, Dissection of the PCR Cycle, Primer Design and Usage including Tools for Primer Design, Thermostable DNA Polymerases, Optimization, PCR Additives, Contamination Control, Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) PCR Mutagenesis, Cycle Sequencing, 5' and 3' RACE PCR, Multiplex PCR, Clinical and Forensic Applications, Practical Modifications to PCR.
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45.
 
CSDD-2016 — II International Conference on Clinical Sciences and Drug Discovery
ID
790778
Dates
27 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Location
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Abstract
United Scientific group had successfully completed its first conference International conference on Clinical Sciences and Drug Discovery, in Baltimore USA, during November 02-04, 2015 (CSDD-2015). With this enthusiasm and prodigious success, we are proudly announcing the second conference International conference on Clinical Sciences and Drug Discovery -2016, Dundee, Scotland during July 27-29, 2016 (CSDD-2016) with a theme Drug discovery and development to clinical trials. Our focus lies on the translation of academic research findings into industry-driven drug development, Features including a world-class program of invited speakers from industry and academia, oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts maintaining the same level of talks. Throughout the course of the three-day conference, you will get an exclusive opportunity to network and be involved in inspiring and interesting discussions of scientists and researchers on Antimicrobials: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, Protozoal, Antineoplastic, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hematological, CNS & ANS, Cardio-Vascular System, Respiratory, Nano therapeutics, Computer Aided Drug Designing, Structural Biology and many more research topics. The organizing committee is confident that participants will benefit from the high value scientific program. We welcome all the researchers to join us for these 3 days of stimulating discussions, knowledge sharing and networking event.
Contact
CSDD-2016 Committee;     Phone: [408-426-4833];     Email: drugdiscovery@uniscigroup.org
Topics
Infectious: Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses, Protozoa, Neoplastic: Cancers, Tumours, and Lymphomas, Endocrinologic and Metabolic, Hematological, CNS & ANS, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Immunological, Nano-Bio Therapeutics, Computer Aided Drug Design, Structural Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Imaging
46.
 
FAES-BioTech — BioTech 56 RNA Sequencing
ID
785511
Dates
01 Aug 2016 - 05 Aug 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
RNA-seq or RNA sequencing is a new technology that utilizes the latest in next-generation sequencing approaches to obtain information about the presence/absence as well as the quantity of transcribed RNA (mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, or miRNA). Soon RNA-seq will be transplanting microarrays as the go-to procedure for analyzing the transcriptome of any genome. In this workshop, we will provide hands-on experience with RNA-seq - from the bench to the post-sequencing data acquisition (Illumina NextSeq) and analysis using the latest bioinformatics approaches. With a team of researchers from the NIH, area academic institutions and Illumina, we will cover examples of methodological approaches and applications of RNA-seq analysis to a variety of basic science and clinical biomedical research problems.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics An Introduction to NGS and RNA-seq, Basics of RNA Sequencing and Analysis, Introduction to Downstream Analysis, RNA-seq Gene Expression Data Analysis Pipeline: Methods, Tools and Issues, Efficient Library Preparation from Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), Transcriptomic Changes in Human Brain Development, Bioconductor and RNA-seq Data Analysis, Integrating Gene Expression and Pathway Analysis in Developing Early Disease Biomarkers: A Genomic Approach, RNA-seq and CHIP-seq with Galaxy, Basic Downstream Analysis of RNA-seq and CHIP-seq Data with DAVID and IPA, Metaseq: A Python Package for Integrative Genome-wide Analysis, RNa seq Data Analysis in the Context of Biological Networks, RNA-seq of the Small RNAs of the Nucleolus, Transcriptome Profiling of CTLs using RNA-seq. Laboratory Topics Processing of RNA libraries, Load Sequencing Reactions, Recovery of Sequencing Data, Using BaseSpace to Analysis RNA-seq Data, Introduction to Linux, Sed, Awk and Bash Scripting, RNA-seq Analysis with the Tuxedo Package- Command Line
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FAES-BioTech — BioTech 54 Making Cardiomyocytes from iPSCs
ID
785531
Dates
22 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abstract
Often late stage clinical trials are terminated due to cardiotoxicity. There is great need to develop proper screens that are predictive of human clinical response to medications. This course will cover numerous applications using cardiomyocytes. The lectures will cover cardiac development and cardiac diseases which provides the necessary background for this course in appreciating how stem cells can be differentiated from iPSCs and be used to develop disease in a dish models as well as screens to monitor specific cardiac phenotypes such as arrhythmia and cardiac toxicity. Lectures will also cover the methodology to drive differentiation of iPSCs toward cardiac lineages and the development of cardiac reporter lines that will be useful for screening applications. The laboratory exercises will include basic handling of cardiomyocytes and then delve into discovery techniques that focus on disease modeling and phenotypic screening for small molecule therapeutics. Lab exercises will conclude with providing exposure to transfection techniques as well as assays for proarrhythmia and toxicity.
Contact
Ashanti Edwards;     Phone: [301-594-1475];     Email: biotech@faes.org
Topics
Lecture Topics Cardiac Development and Disease, iPS and ESC: Methodology for Differentiation of Cardiomyoctyes from ESC and iPSC, iPS and ESC: Overview on Benefits and Limitations of iPSC/ESC-derived Cardiomyocytes; Characterisation and Validation of hESC Derived Cardiomyocytes, High Content Screening for Cardiotoxicity of Anti-Cancer Drugs in hESC Derived Cardiomyocytes, Bioenergetic Modulation of Kinase Inhibitor Cardiotoxicity in hESC Derived Cardiomyocytes, Cardiac angiogenesis and vascular biology, Cardiac Physiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Functional Assays, Functional Improvement Following Cell Therapy for Ischemic Myocardium. Laboratory Topics Cardiac differentiation from iPSCs, Basic Handling: Thawing and Plating iPSC-derived Cardiomyoctyes, Discovery Techniques, MEA Demonstration, xCelligance Demonstration, PART I (Transfecting iCell Cardiomyoctyes with one or a Combination of the Following: (a) Fluorescent Protein Marker and Subsequent Analysis via Flow for Transfection Efficiency, Luciferase Reporter, Most Likely CRE-Luciferase and Then Induction and Read-out of the System, (c) siRNA to Knock Down Housekeeping Gene and then Quantify Via Flow or HCl or Knock Down Ion Channels and Provide a Functional Readout), Compound dose response curves, Transfection and reporter assays, Organelle Toxicity, ; Discovery Techniques PART II: Disease Modeling and Phenotypic Screening for Small Molecule Therapeutics (Hypertrophy With Protein Based HCl Readout and a Phenotypic Screen with 6 Compounds to Look for Amelioration of the Pathology), Reporter Assays, GE Cytell Demonstration: Imaging (GE Lab), Organelle Toxicity, Field Trip to NCATS, Lecture on High Content Screening Methods.
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IIR-cryobio-workshop — IIR Workshop on Cold Applications in Life Sciences
ID
789054
Dates
08 Sep 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
Location
Dresden, Germany
Abstract
Cell/tissue cryopreservation and cold storage are central challenges e.g. in biobanking. Freezing and cryoprocessing are becoming increasingly important as an essential production step in life sciences, too.
Contact
Dr. Gabriele Spoerl;     Phone: [+49 351 4081 604];     Email: gabriele.spoerl@ilkdresden.de; CryoWorkshop2016@ilkdresden.de
Topics
Cell/tissue cryopreservation and storage challenges: advanced devices for cryopreservation and freeze-drying, cryobanking of biologicals, 3D-scaffolds / tissue engineering for medical and diagnostic applications, strategies with alternative cryoprotectants for tissues cryopreservation, industrial solutions in biomaterial processing. Freezing and storage of active agents for in-vitro and in-vivo applications: damage processes on active agents caused by cold application, process limitations and impact factors on product stability, process validation – analytics, monitoring and simulation of process and product loss, vitrification of cellular products without cryoprotectants, industrial freezing solutions - large scale and multi-product plant.
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ESBES 2016 — European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences 2016
ID
738732
Dates
11 Sep 2016 - 14 Sep 2016
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Abstract
ESBES, organised bi-annually by the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) is a major event to present, debate and discuss relevant topics and technologies related to industrial biotechnology and its contribution to sustainability. As a society, ESBES stimulates scientific advances in the field and provides a platform for communication, education and interdisciplinary exchange, as well as providing an important conduit between industry and academia, fostering the cooperation between international bioengineers.
Contact
Phone: [+44 (0) 1788 534489];     Email: conferences@icheme.org
50.
 
ICONAN 2016 — International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology
ID
785123
Dates
28 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Location
Paris, France
Abstract
The target is to set up one of the most attractive international annual gatherings of experts from all around the world, in order for them to exchange about their latest research results and share their ideas.
Contact
ICONAN 2016 Organizing Committee;     Phone: [0033781201182];     Email: iconan2016@premc.org
Topics
Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers, Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy, Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors, Tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine, Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems, Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery, Bionanocatalysis and nanobisystems, Microfluidics in nanomedicine and nanobiology.
51.
 
Chromatin, Replication and Chromosomal Stability 2016
ID
771775
Dates
19 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract
The epigenetic framework guides events like replication, repair and transcription, which in turn themselves leave an imprint on chromatin and chromosomal structure. Understanding how modulation of chromatin during replication and repair influence cell fate decisions in normal development and disease represents a major challenge. By bringing together leading scientists in chromatin, replication, and epigenetics, this conference aims to inspire discussions and new ideas on the interplay between chromosome organisation, epigenetic inheritance and genome duplication.
Contact
Abcam Events Team;     Phone: [+44 (0) 1223 696000];     Email: events@abcam.com
Topics
Mechanisms of DNA replication, How to replicate chromosomes, Cell division and epigenetic plasticity, Epigenome inheritance and reprogramming
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Abcam — Stem Cell and Higher-Order Chromatin Structure conference
ID
791389
Dates
02 Nov 2016 - 04 Nov 2016
Location
Taormina, Italy
Abstract
Stem cells have the unique properties of both self renewal and differentiation into various lineages. In the last few years, chromatin architecture and noncoding RNAs are emerging as major players in both gene regulation and stem cell differentiation. This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of chromatin organization, transcription regulation and stem cell biology. We aim to provide a forum in which interdisciplinary discussions will promote cross-collaboration between experts in these areas. Moreover, during the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field.
Contact
Abcam Events Team;     Phone: [+44 (0) 1223 696000];     Email: events@abcam.com
Topics
Topics: Coding and non-coding functions of the genome, Chromatin structure in stem cells, Genome architecture and human disease
53.
 
NGS 2016 Benelux: Workshop & Conference
ID
791104
Dates
16 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
Location
Benelux, Belgium
Abstract
NGS 2016 Benelux, is an annual genomics event that takes place in Brussels and it will be held between 14th & 17th November 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. This event is held in partnership with the Brussels Interuniversity Genomics High Throughput core (BRIGHTcore) – the Centre for Medical Genetics of VUB – UZ Brussels & Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen. In conjunction with the conference there will be a Two day Workshop that will provide NGS data analysis training to those working in the wetlab who want to be able to analyse the data and understand the data analysis workflows.
Contact
Elisabetta Fineschi;     Email: efineschi@biotexcel.com
Topics
Genetics, NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, clinical genetics, oncology, cancer, genomics, molecular biology, data analysis, bioinformatics, human genetics, biomarkers, data storage, rare disease, micro RNA, circulating tumour DNA, cfDNA, miRNA, Epigenetics, Transcriptomics.
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Last updated: 11 February 2016