|Environmental Studies Using the Tecan QC Kit and an Automated Liquid Handling System|
George Rodrigues, Emily Avis, Alf Price, Verena Gerber
The study illustrates the effect of two environmental factors (air temperature and humidity) on the volumetric performance of a Tecan Freedom EVO ® pipetting robot, equipped with a liquid LiHa (Liquid Handling Arm). Tecan recommends that the EVO be installed in a controlled environment. However, some users choose to operate in less controlled conditions.
|Stable Chloroplast: Myth or Reality?|
Shailesh Joshi and Dyfed Evans
Chloroplasts principally encode the photosynthetic machinery in Viridiplantae. It has long been accepted that in photosynthetic plants chloroplast genomic structure is uniquely stable as it is maternally and clonally inherited. The first chloroplast genomes sequenced supported this view. The current study was undertaken to address the potential issue of global chloroplast(in)stability.
|Validation of Collection and Extraction Methods of Saliva for Use in Biomarker Research|
Sarah E. Hurst and Brandon T. Hall
This poster investigates the collection and extraction methods of saliva for use in biomarker research.
|Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes|
Michael J. Powell et. al.,
Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
|Accurate Normalization of Grain Samples Using Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology|
Bill Gigante, John Thomas Bradshaw, Tanya Knaide
A common challenge experienced by sample screening facilities is identifying individual sample quantity prior to DNA extraction. Accurately identifying sample quantity allows the user to pipette exact amounts of extraction buffer into each well.
|Development of a Microfluidic Device for Sperm Movement|
Shweta Bhagwat (b), Vibha Jayaraj* (b), Priyanka Parte (a), Sameer Jadhav (b)
We show the design of a device for studying sperm chemotaxis and the testing of different chemicals as a source of chemoattractants.
|New Microarray Slides Capable of Enhancing Fluorescence|
Slides for proteomic microarrays with imbedded nanoparticles that enhance fluoresce by ~ 30-fold via a plasmonic effect. These slides are useful for enhancing fluorescence of protein or peptide microarrays.
|Increasing the Generalization Capability of Biomarkers Through Systems Biology Malaria Vaccines Case Study|
Simón Perera del Rosario 1, Raquel Valls 1, Gemma Moncunill 2, Teresa Sardón 1, Carlota Dobaño 2, José Manuel Mas 1
The results underline the utility of Systems Biology (and specially Anaxomics’s TPMS) for the interpretation of high-throughput data in BM identification, with a better generalization capability than conventional methods.
|Expression of Wnt5a in Urothelial Carcinoma as a Potential Prognostic Marker|
Mark Saling 1, Jordan K. Duckett 1, Scott Jenkinson 2 and Ramiro Malgor 3
Our results support the previous studies that suggest Wnt5a plays a pathological role in urothelial carcinoma.