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Snips & Pics: From Genome Targeting to Imaging

Snips & Pics: From Genome Targeting to Imaging

Two-day short course hosted by the GSBS Genes & Development Graduate Program to immerse trainees, faculty and research staff in new concepts, research findings and technologies, in the areas of genome targeting and imaging. Lectures are free and open to all MD Anderson employees, and the Texas Medical Center community. All lectures will be held in Onstead Auditorium, 3rd floor of the Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building. Pre-registration is requested via Please see flyer attached at bottom. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

9:00 am                      Opening Remarks


9:10 – 10:10              Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, Rice University

                                    “Multi-Modal Imaging to Identify Pre-Neoplastic Lesions at the Point-of-Care”


10:10 – 11:10           David Piwnica-Worms, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

                                   “Genetically-Encoded Reporters for Imaging Signal Transduction In Vivo”


11:30 – 12:30           Peter Friedl, MD, PhD, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands & MD Anderson Cancer Center

                                   “Cancer Invasion, Metastasis and Therapy Response – Lessons from Intravital Microscopy”


12:30 – 1:30              Lunch Break

1:30 – 5:30                Hands-on Demonstrations for G&D Graduate Students


Thursday, January 30, 2014

9:00 – 9:30 am         Continental Breakfast


9:30 – 10:30              Koen Venken, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

                                   “Gene and Genome Engineering in Drosophila Using P[acman] and MiMIC”.


10:30 – 11:30           Bing Yang, PhD, Iowa State University

                                   “TALEN-Based Gene Editing in Plants”


11:30 – 1:00              Lunch Break


1:00 – 2:00                Paul Liu, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health

                                   “High-Throughput Reverse Genetic Tools in Zebrafish”


2:00 – 3:00                Keith Joung, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

                                  “Targeted Genome Editing Using TALENs and CRISPR RNA-Guided Nucleases”


3:00 – 4:00                Reception

4:00 pm                      Program Ends



Date: 1/29/14 to 1/30/14
Time: 1/29/14, 8:30am to 1/30/14, 4pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Seminar/Conference
Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Gladden and Dr. Gregory May
Sponsor: Dr. Sadhan Majumder, Director, Genes & Development Graduate Program
Contact: Elisabeth Lindheim - (713) 834-6352 -
  snipsandpicsflyer.pdf (PDF, 459 KB)