Agenda Announced for the BioTechniques 2013 Virtual Symposium on Exploring the Modern Lab

The 2013 Virtual Symposium topics include Advancing Molecular Biology, PCR in 2013, Understanding Modern Biochemistry, Modern Cellular Imaging, Gene and Drug Delivery, and Plastic Labware Leaching.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods announces the Agenda for the BioTechniques 2013 Virtual Symposium on Exploring the Modern Lab. From enhanced PCR protocols to sophisticated imaging techniques enabling nanometer resolution, the sessions, posters and special keynote talks at this year’s event will examine the evolution of key methodologies driving modern research.

Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Event Time: 8:30 AM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT

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8:30 AM EDT

Session 1: Advancing Molecular Biology
9:00 AM EDT – 10:15 AM EDT
Lecture on cloning / mutagenesis
Lecture on the analysis of gene regulation

The BioTechniques 30th Anniversary Lecture on Gene and Drug Delivery
10:15 AM EDT - 10:45 AM EDT
Lecture on “Novel Drug Delivery Systems: From Controlled Release of Macromolecules to the Current Era of Nanotechnology and Nucleic Acid Delivery”

Session 2: PCR in 2013
11:00 AM EDT – 12:45 AM EDT
Lecture on qPCR
Lecture on multiplex PCR
Lecture on “Digital Genomics and Cancer”

Sponsored Workshop on Plastic Labware Leaching
12:45 PM EDT – 1:45 PM EDT
Title: “Not all Consumables are Created Equal”

Session 3: Understanding Modern Biochemistry
1:45 PM EDT – 3:30 PM EDT
Lecture on “Exploiting Peptide Conformational Changes for Protein Production”
Lecture on “FRET Based Approaches to Protein Structure and Function at the Single Molecule Level”
Lecture on “Molecular Insight Into the Recognition of Membrane Geometry”

Session 4: Modern Cellular Imaging
3:45 PM EDT – 5:30 PM EDT
Lecture on “A Brief History of Time-Lapse Microscopy”
Lecture on “Optimization of Cyan Fluorescent Proteins for FRET”
Lecture on high-content imaging

The 2013 BioTechniques Virtual Symposium is sponsored in part by Chroma, Eppendorf, Essen BioScience, Mirus, Molecular Devices, OriGene, PerkinElmer, QMI, Quanta Biosciences, Roche, and Shimadzu.

To register for the 2013 BioTechniques Virtual Symposium and help BioTechniques celebrate the scientists and methods developers who continue to change the way researchers work in the lab, please visit: http://bit.ly/17e7DmZ.

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BioTechniques, the international journal of life science methods, provides open access to first-quality, peer-reviewed papers on laboratory techniques and protocols. Now in its 56th volume, BioTechniques has over 80,000 print subscribers worldwide. The journal augments its peer-reviewed content with feature articles and topic-specific supplements. Visit http://www.biotechniques.com for more details or to subscribe.


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