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Molecular Devices Seminar and Demonstration
February 1, 2012 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The talk will focus on an introduction to microarrays and the processes involved in both scanning and analyzing microarray slides using the GenePix scanner and software ecosystem from Molecular Devices.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Seminar with Q&A
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Introduction to the hardware and “how-to-scan-a slide” tutorial
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Lunch, seating is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com
The Increasing Variety and Role of Microarrays in Science Today
Speaker: Sean Carriedo, Ph.D., Field Applications, Molecular Devices
A microarray is an array of a large number of samples laid out in an orderly arrangement onto a standard laboratory slide. Microarrays can range from a few hundred spots on a slide to as many as a few million samples on the slide. The development of microarrays in the mid 1990’s stems from the need to find a more high throughput investigative methodology than the grind-and-bind techniques of Northern, Southern, and Western blots that were widely in use at the time. By the late 1990’s, the mainstream introduction of DNA-based gene expression arrays had become extremely popular. Over the past 10 years, microarrays have evolved from its gene expression analysis roots into a variety of different types of microarrays including Comparative Genomic Hybridization arrays, Protein arrays, Tiling arrays, Tissue arrays, microRNA arrays, and Chemical arrays among others. Today, microarrays are an important investigative tool in a variety of areas including Cytogenetics, Oncology, Proteomics, Toxicology, Fish Farming, and Diagnostics.
For more information, contact Sean Carriedo, Ph.D., BioReseach Applications Scientist at firstname.lastname@example.org.