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SABiosciences is pleased to provide free, on-line educational resources covering relevant tools and techniques for gene and protein expression analysis, and cell-based gene function analysis. We offer live webinars, prerecorded and PDF formatted presentations.

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August 2014
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Toll-like Receptors in Inflammation

Molecular toxicology profiling

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NGS: an introduction to technology and applications

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Tumor heterogeneity

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QPCR Introduction

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Host–pathogen interactions

Insulin resistance

8

11

NGS for cancer research

12

Oncogenomics & cancer mutation

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PCR Arrays for Pathway Analysis

14

Microbiome: From identification to characterization

Oxidative Stress Research Solutions

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NGS data anlaysis

19

Copy number: variation & alteration analysis strategies

20

PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

21

Research tools for the innate immune system

Epigenetic Technologies for Biomedical Research

22

Circulating Biomarkers - PreAMP technology

25

Interpret NGS data with Ingenuity Variant Analysis

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CLC Cancer Research Workbench for tumor analysis

27

Stem cell overview

28

Toll-like Receptors in Inflammation

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

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Current Seminar Titles Available:

Focus Title
1.  Epigenetic ProductsNew Epigenetic Technologies for Biomedical Research: microRNA, Chromatin IP, and DNA Methylation PCR Arrays
2.  PCR Arrays in ImmunologyExploring the first line of defense: research tools for the innate immune system
3.  Inflammation and TLRToll-like Receptors in Inflammation
4.  Neurodegeneration MechanismsMolecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
5.  Stem cellStem cell: overview and key stem cell signaling pathways
6.  NGS data analysisAdvancing Biological Analysis and Interpretation in Cancer Studies
7.  PreAMP for qBiomarker somatic mutationCirculating Biomarkers: New solutions for RNA and DNA
8.  CLC Cancer Research Workbench for tumor analysisCLC Cancer Research Workbench for tumor analysis

New Epigenetic Technologies for Biomedical Research: microRNA, Chromatin IP, and DNA Methylation PCR Arrays

Epigenetics has grabbed the attention of many researchers by providing new insights into cell differentiation and oncogenesis. These rapidly expanding studies examine how heritable factors not coded within genomic DNA sequences regulate gene expression. Such factors include DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling due to histone modification, and even, in some cases, microRNA. The experimental methods designed to discover and correlate these factors with biological phenotypes have evolved. However, many still suffer from poor sensitivity and reliability, low-throughput, and unnecessary complexity. This Webinar introduces advanced yet easy-to-use real-time PCR array technologies that analyze microRNA as well as mRNA expression profiles, CpG island DNA methylation, and chromatin immunoprecipitation fractions. Find out how easily real-time PCR-based epigenetics experiments can be performed in cancer and stem cell research to better understand the molecular epigenetic mechanisms regulating key genes of interest.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Exploring the first line of defense: research tools for the innate immune system

The innate immune system executes crucial and unique functions for host defense against infection. This webinar provides an overview of the most important cellular and molecular players of innate immunity and discusses their functions in a variety of disease states. We also introduce research technologies for exploring innate immune activity in your system through profiling of gene expression and cytokines, signal transduction pathway analysis and more, all in the context.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Toll-like Receptors in Inflammation

"Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been implicated in both innate and adaptive immunity-induced inflammation, thereby playing critical roles in providing the host with short- and long-term protection against infections.. This webinar will provide an overview of the roles that TLRs play in the regulation of Inflammation and solutions for studying these roles. An overview of TLR-mediated inflammation, the key signaling players involved in TLR-mediated inflammation, and the contribution of TLR-mediated inflammation to various physiological processes will be presented. Please come and learn about the state-of-the-art research tools for analyzing TLR-mediated inflammation and its regulation. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Common molecular mechanisms and pathways leading to neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, will be discussed in this 45-minute webinar. Research and therapeutic strategies will be presented. Please join us to find out how these discoveries and tools can be used to facilitate your neurodegeneration research.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Stem cell: overview and key stem cell signaling pathways

The webinar will overview the key signaling pathways critical for embryonic stem cell (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) maintenance and differentiation, including Fibroblast Growth Factor, Hedgehog, Notch, TGFb and WNT. The major receptors and transcription factors of these signaling pathways, and stem-cell specific markers, and stem cell differentiation markers will also be presented. Qiagen has developed various techniques for profiling, screening and validating discrete biological processes during the various steps from reprogramming through terminal differentiation. Application examples will be presented. Come and learn how you can apply these tools to your research.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advancing Biological Analysis and Interpretation in Cancer Studies

Deep sequencing technologies are enabling critical insights into all aspects of cancer genomics. The combination of targeted gene panels and knowledge-driven analytics can help you quickly and cost-effectively investigate the basic mechanisms of cancers. In this 45-minute webinar, we will demonstrate how to compare and contrast cancer cell lines sequenced using the GeneRead DNAseq Human Colon Cancer Gene Panel and analyzed with Ingenuity Variant Analysis. We will show the intuitive user interface in Variant Analysis, which enables you to easily narrow down your focus to recurring somatic variants. You will see how the rich biological content from the Ingenuity Knowledge Base helps you identify drug sensitivity/resistance variants based on pharmacogenomic findings and then overlay relevant pathways and drug candidates. Please join us to learn how you can apply these innovative approaches in your own research.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Circulating Biomarkers: New solutions for RNA and DNA

The promise of circulating biomarkers is to enable minimally-invasive monitoring of specific molecules that yield predictive or prognostic information. However, that promise cannot be achieved until reliable screening and profiling tools become available to identify specific RNA or DNA molecules with informational value. This process is complicated by the dilution of these valuable molecules by the vast excess of nucleic acids that are not changing or not relevant as biomarkers. QIAGEN has developed solutions to help enrich, amplify and profile nucleic acids that are in circulation, such as tumor-derived DNA that carries a specific mutation or miRNAs that establish a specific expression signature. The webinar will describe solutions from sample preparation to molecule detection that will screen, profile and monitor putative biomarkers. The application examples will highlight new tools for exosomes, cfDNA, and circulating miRNA.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

CLC Cancer Research Workbench for tumor analysis

Identifying and characterizing somatic variants in deep genome sequence data from tumor samples remains challenging and time-consuming. Of special interest in cancer research and diagnostics is the detection and annotation of low-frequency somatic variants, which are just a small proportion of cells in the primary tumor. Such variants can drive tumor spread and recurrence. This webinar will give you insights into how to identify low-frequency somatic variants from a tumor/normal matched sample pair using CLC Cancer Research Workbench.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Note: Viewers will be asked to register before viewing the previously recorded webinars.