miRNA webinar

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miRNA webinar

There are some heavy hitters in this webinar. Info below. If anyone attends let us know how it goes? Can you crosspost this to meetings Tony?


miRNAs and Cancer WEBINAR

Please join our panel of experts on 20 February 2008 for an online educational seminar discussing miRNAs and Cancer.

Submit your questions to the experts when you register and have them put to the panel during the webinar!

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Time: 12:00 noon EST; 9:00 am PST; 5 pm GMT
Duration: 1 hour

Register now! For more information and complimentary registration visit:

microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in developmental and physiological processes by regulating target gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. It is therefore not surprising that deregulation or dysregulation of miRNA expression could result in specific disease phenotypes. Increased interest in the function of miRNAs in tumor initiation and progression has rapidly propelled research forward as new technologies, or the adaptation of old technologies, has allowed researchers to screen both more broadly and more specifically for aberrant miRNA expression in cancers.

This webinar will focus on some key cancer-related miRNAs currently under investigation, as well as methods for detection and characterization of miRNAs, particularly those suspected to be involved in tumorigenesis. Progress towards the development of possible cancer biomarkers will be discussed, as will problems and hurdles that miRNA researchers might encounter and how to overcome them.


George Calin, M.D./Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Therapeutics
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Frank Slack, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Scott Hammond, Ph.D.
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

REGISTER NOW AT: www.sciencemag.org/webinar

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