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Topic: Life at the Single Molecule Level
Date: 14/12/2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Room 301, 3/F, Li Ka Shing Medical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital
Category: Conferences
Details:

Seminar Poster

Speaker:
Professor Sunney XIE Xiaoliang
Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University
Massachusetts, USA

Abstract:
DNA exists as single molecules in individual cells. Consequently, gene expression is stochastic. Single molecule gene expression experiments in live single cells have allowed quantitative description and mechanistic interpretations. The fact that there are 46 different individual DNA molecules (chromosomes) in a human cell dictates that genomic variations occur stochastically and cannot be synchronized among individual cells. Probing such genomic variations requires single cell and single molecules measurements, which have been made possible recently, opening opportunities to investigate and to diagnose cancer, and to avoid genetic disorders in newborns..

CME/CPD Accreditation
Pending CME point approval for attendance by the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK).
One CME point for attendance by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Pathologists).
Pending CPD Point approval for attendance by the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board.



All are welcome.
For enquiries, please contact Mr. Kim Wong at 3505 2563 or Jonathan Lee at 3763 6005.