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Speaking at  the course were (l to r): Dr Henry Windle (TCD) Prof Ross Mc Manus (TCD) Dr Anne Hopkins (RCSI) and Prof Luke O’ Neill (TCD).

Some 80 biomedical researchers attended the tenth annual offering of the ever popular MMI Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine on 3 and 4 December in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin.

“Ten years on from the first run of Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine it is great to see the continued interest from PhD students and postdocs and the enthusiasm of the cross-institutional faculty. I look forward to seeing this short course continue to develop as a model for collaboration in postgraduate education” said Dr. Mark Watson Programme Manager for Education & Training at MMI.

The course comprises a primer in technologies and methods in biomedical research and their applications. These range from the means to interrogate genomes and their expression how we can examine molecular interactions and how we determine the cellular factors and environmental cues that impact on development and metabolism. Throughout there is a focus on translation to therapies.

          Anthony Davies (TCD) and Dr Mark Watson (MMI)                   Pawel Gardzielewski and Jeremy Bowden of LGC

Over the two days attendees heard lectures from 18 speakers from MMI’s partner institutions: TCD NUI Galway UCD RCSI and UCC. Topics covered this year included stem cell applications transgenic and gene targeting techniques high content screening mass spectrometry RNA sequencing RNA interference flow cytometry and fluorescent/confocal microscopy. New topics comprised epigenetics and next generation sequencing.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the course MMI hosted a wine and cheese reception at the end of the second day for all the speakers and attendees.

For more information on topics and a full list of speakers go to the course page for further details.

MMI thanks all the speakers and sponsors LGC Genomics Roche and MASON Technologies for their generous support.