|Cas9 driven by an optimal promoter improves gene editing in eukaryotic cell lines when paired with synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA|
Amanda Haupt, Emily Anderson, Žaklina Strezoska, Hidevaldo Machado, Shawn McClelland, Maren Mayer, Adam Rocker, Annaleen Vermeulen, Amanda Birmingham, Melissa Kelley, Anja Smith
Presented here are results on the efficiency of using synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA to introduce gene editing events when co-transfected with a plasmid expressing Cas9. We explored the use of antibiotic and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) methods for enrichment of cells that have undergone gene editing, and the use of multiple promoters to increase efficiency of gene editing with Cas9 and synthetic tracrRNA and crRNAs.
|Specificity and functionality of microRNA inhibitors|
Barbara Robertson, Andrew Dalby, Jon Karpilow, Anastasia Khvorova, Devin Leake and Annaleen Vermeulen
Our findings indicate that features important for natural miRNA target recognition also appear to be important for inhibitor specificity. Understanding the specificity of inhibitors allows for better interpretation of inhibitor activity in endogenous systems.
|Identification of microRNA targets using microRNA modulation techniques and gene expression arrays|
Emily M. Anderson, Maren Mayer, Kevin Sullivan, Barbara Robertson, Žaklina Strezoska, Annaleen Vermeulen, and Devin Leake
By examining the overlap of messages down-regulated by miRNA mimics and up-regulated by miRNA inhibitors, we robustly identify miRNA-regulated messages, many of which have canonical seed matches and some which are not identied by standard target prediction programs.
|siRNA Screening: Development of Hit Stratification Strategies|
Žaklina Strezoska, Annaleen Vermeulen, Emily M. Anderson, Anja Smith, Devin Leake
This poster compares different approaches to hit stratification and validation after an initial screen. Standard siRNA reagents deconvoluted from a pooled set of four were compared to a pooled set of four specificity enhanced reagents. High confidence hits were similar. To explore the validity of low confidence hits, a chimeric approach was used whereby a gene-specific seed sequence was introduced into a non-targeting siRNA scaffold. This work resulted in new hit stratification strategies.
|The Chemical Synthesis of Long and Highly Modified RNA using 2'-ACE Chemistry|
Xiaoqin Cheng, Kristina Larson, Letitia Kwok, David Mierzejewski, Shawn Begay, Randy Rauen, Kelly Grimsley, Kaizhang He, Michael Delaney, David Kitchen, Amanda Haas, Melissa Kelley, Anja van Brabant Smith
Dharmacon has previously developed a novel RNA synthesis chemistry making RNA synthesis as reliable, accessible and of comparable quality as routinely observed in DNA synthesis.
|Peanut Allergy: An epidemiologic analysis of a large database|
Leickly, FE, Vitapur, G, and Kloepfer, K
Over three years, 700 children with a peanut story - either peanut sensitization or peanut allergy- were asked to participate in a database.
|Geneious R8: A Powerful and Comprehensive Suite of Molecular Biology Tools
Christian Olsen, Kashef Qaadri, Richard Moir, Matt Kearse, Simon Buxton, Matthew Cheung, Hengjie Wang, Jonas Kuhn, Steven Stones-Havas, Chris Duran
Geneious R8: A powerful and comprehensive suite of molecular biology tools.
|Expression Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells: a Prognostic and Predictive Biomarker in Cancer.|
Mikael Kubista, Robert Sjöback,Marie Jindrichova, Eva Rohlova, Vendula Novosadová, Siegfrid Hauch, Bahriye Aktas, Mitra Tewes,Maren Bredemeier, and SabineKasimir-Bauer
We show non-responders to treatment among breast cancer patients can be identified by expression profiling of circulating tumor cells
|MS Data Processing With Full Flexibility Of Universal Processing Software|
Frans Schoutsen, Barbara van Cann, Vincent Jespers, Michal Godula
Liquid Chromatography (LC) in combination with triple quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (MS) is more and more a common analysis technique in routine laboratories. Especially when using MS/MS selected reaction monitoring (SRM) for a large number of components data handling can be a bottle neck. This poster will show MS data processing of pesticides in water samples using an already established chromatography data system which is now also capable of processing large quantities of MS data.