The BioRobot® Universal System - Multiple Applications on one Instrument
Poster Apr 12, 2006
Thomas Weierstall, Anja Schultz, Daniel Langendörfer, Martin Heller and Carola Schade
AbstractThe BioRobot Universal System enables standardized sample preparation and reaction setup using optimized, ready-to-run protocols. Fully tested protocols provide purification of RNA from blood, cells, and tissue and purification of genomic DNA from blood and buccal swabs, as well as RT-PCR and PCR setup. Users can easily switch between applications without the need for hardware configuration changes. This study was conducted to show the performance of the BioRobot Universal System in gene expression and genotyping applications.
Psychiatric Risk Gene Cacna1c and Early Life Stress: Potential Gene-Environment interactions?Poster
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.
Novel Role of the Innate Immune DNA Sensor IFI16 (Interferon Gamma Inducible Protein 16) as a Major Epigenetic Modulator During KSHV Infection and Lytic ReactivationPoster
Studies have shown that IFI16 acts as an antiviral restriction factor against a number of DNA viruses, by inhibiting viral replication or transcription through epigenetic modifications. However, till date, no specific epigenetic function of IFI16 has been identified. Here, we have discovered that IFI16 recruits two histone methyltransferases on the KSHV episome leading to altered Histone H3K9 methylation, thus regulating its lifecycle.READ MORE
A new method for generating arrayed RNAi screening tools for any organismPoster
RNA interference (RNAi) using small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is an important technology for down-regulation of gene expression and a powerful tool to study cellular processes and pathways. Previously, large collections of siRNAs were available only for traditional experimental model systems, such as human and mouse, and predominantly provided as chemically synthesized libraries.READ MORE