BiS is proud to share that our chair, Prof. Jan de Boer, was awarded the The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) research grant. Together with collaborators from the Wadsworth Center Albany (USA) and Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (Italy), Jan will study the mechanisms that cells use to build the Golgi complex. Read more about the topic here.
Julia van den Beemd, one of our own BiSers, will teach a free online workshop on CellProfiler together with researchers from the Broad Institute at MIT. CellProfiler is our go-to software for image analysis. This workshop is intended to teach beginners how to improve their image quantification skills. The workshop will be held on June 24, 2021 from 1300 U.T.C. to 1700 U.T.C. You will need a laptop, an internet connection for Zoom and to complete approximately 90 minutes of work before the course.
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On Thursday 22 April 2021 at 12.00-13.00, Tim will be giving a presentation on Introduction to Transcriptomics Analysis. Below is a short description on what will be discussed:
Transcriptomics technologies provide us with powerful information to explore a cellular response to the environment. Microarray technologies and high-throughput RNA sequencing technologies made it possible to measure the expression levels of thousands of genes in a single experiment. To gain novel information from these experiments, bioinformatics tools are used to identify key genes involved in biological processes underlying a phenotype. For example, researchers studied gene expression responses to discover a suitable cell model for in vitro biomaterial testing.
In this introduction to transcriptomics analysis, we will briefly discuss the common techniques to measure gene expression (Microarray / RNA sequencing) and the various bioinformatic tools used, such as GO term analysis, pathway analysis, and network analysis. At the end of this presentation, you will have a basic understanding of transcriptomics analysis and should be able to apply the discussed bioinformatics tools.
The first online EuroTech Universities biomedical engineering hackathon is here!
Save the date: 28 April, 2021.
It is time to get your entrepreneurial spirit going! This exciting event is organized by the BME faculty at Technion Israel Institute of Technology in coordination with the EuroTech Universities Alliance (Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique (L’X) of France, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Technical University of Munich (TUM)).
Find more information about the event here and if you think you want to become a medical start-up founder, sign up here. Several mentors, including BiS's very own Jorge Uquillas Paredes, will be excited to guide you through the process of problem definition all the way to market analysis and product conception.
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