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Topic: Life at the Single Molecule Level (Cancelled)
Date: 21/06/2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Room 301, 3/F, Li Ka Shing Medical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital
Category: Conferences

This seminar is to be cancelled, as the speaker cannot come to Hong Kong as originally scheduled to conduct the talk owing to another unforeseeable engagement.


Seminar Poster

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

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
MCHK-CME approval pending.


All are welcome.
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