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PAG ASIA

17 Mar 2013 - 19 Mar 2013 - Singapore



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Why Singapore?

Many leading universities worldwide recognize Singapore as a global leader in the areas of education and science, including life sciences. They have established a presence in Singapore through either joint collaborations or via the establishment of an independent campus. Singapore is also recognized by various biotech companies as a global leader in genomics, and many have responded by establishing regional headquarters, R&D facilities, and manufacturing plants in Singapore.  
PAG Asia Meeting and Expo

We envision the first PAG Asia to be a 2 1/2 day meeting, consisting of plenary and small break-out sessions (workshops).  It is our objective to include world recognized authorities in genomics as plenary speakers. Invited to speak will be Nobel laureates who have previously lectured at the PAG in the U.S. Additionally, we expect a poster section with about 100 posters, and an expo area with approximately 30-50 exhibitors.

Scientific Workshop Subjects will Include:

    * Rice
    * Cassava
    * Ornamentals
    * Biofuels
    * Fish
    * Shrimp
    * Drosophila (insects)
    * The Use of Animals and Plants in Human Medicine
    * Animal Genomics
    * Methodology  & Other Non-Specific/General Areas
    * Additional Workshops On Subject Such As:
      Next Generation Sequencing, Molecular Markers, QTL Cloning, Databases/Computer Applications (Demos), Comparative Genomics, Functional Genomics, Gene Expression.



Further information
Scientific News
Genetic Mechanism Behind Cancer-Causing Mutations
Researchers at Indiana University has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.
How to Unlock Inaccessible Genes
An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used.
Viral Gene Editing System Corrects Genetic Liver Disease
Penn study has implications for developing safe therapies for an array of rare diseases via new gene cut-and-paste methods.
Mapping Regulatory Elements
Systematically searching DNA for regulatory elements indicates limits of previous thinking
New Biomarker to Assess Stem Cells Developed
A research team led by scientists from UCL have found a way to assess the viability of 'manufactured' stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The team's discovery offers a new way to fast-track screening methods used in stem cell research.
'Junk' DNA Plays Role in Preventing Breast Cancer
Supposed "junk" DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer, according to new research by Universities of Bath and Cambridge.
Genome-Wide Study Yields Markers of Lithium Response
An international consortium of scientists has identified a stretch of chromosome that is associated with responsiveness to the mood-stabilizing medication lithium among patients with bipolar disorder.
A Cancer’s Surprise Origins, Caught in Action
First demonstration of a melanoma arising from a single cell.
Understanding the Mechanisms Blocking Cancer Cell Growth
DNA damage can lead to gene inactivation or deregulation and cause various diseases such as cancer; however, many DNA repair mechanisms allow cells to survive against such damage.
Faster Drug Discovery?
Startup develops more cost-effective test for assessing how cells respond to chemicals.
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