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Functional Genomics Screening Strategies: Part One

Utilizing RNA Interference (RNAi) Screens

to Explore Drug Targets and Cellular Pathways

Boston, MA | September 24-25, 2013

Dr. Scott Martin, Team Leader for RNAi Screening at NIH’s Chemical Genomics Center, to Present “Swimming in the Deep End – Sources Leading to a False Sense of Security in RNAi Screen Data” at Functional Genomics Screening Strategies Conference

There has been a growing skepticism surrounding RNAi data and the validity of hits arising from largescale RNAi screens. Much of this comes from a lack of agreement between screens conducted in similar biological systems and difficulty in validating published screen hits. In light of these realities, we must rethink some widely held beliefs about screening and validation strategies. These issues and relevant data will be discussed.


Functional Genomics Screening Strategies: Part Two

Exploring Novel Screening Platforms and Cellular

Models for Next-Generation Screens

Boston, MA | September 25-26, 2013

The second half of Functional Genomics Screening Strategies will explore the use of chemical genomics screens, microRNA (miRNA) and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) screens and the transition into advanced cellular models such as, 3D cell cultures, co-cultures and stem cells that will launch the next generation of functional screens. Screening experts from pharma/biotech as well as from academic and government labs will share their experiences leveraging the utility of such diverse screening platforms and models for a wide range of applications.



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