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Nowgen event: An introduction to miRNA and siRNA

29 Nov 2011

One-day course on 26 January 2012.


This one-day course run in partnership with Life Technologies ™ aims to provide an introduction to miRNA and siRNA, with case-study presentations from scientists using these techniques.


  • Introduction to miRNAs
  • Experimental overview and isolation and enrichment of miRNAs
    • miRNA expression profi ling, verifi cation and normalisation of data
  • New approaches to miRNA discovery
  • An introduction to siRNAs and optimisation of siRNA transfection
  • Case-study presentations from
       Dr Andre Koper & Dr Karen Forbes (The University of Manchester)
       Dr Stephen Brown (The University of Sheffield)
  • miRBase database, data analysis exercises with
       Dr Ana Kozomara, (The University of Manchester)

For more information about the course, please download:


Cost including lunch & refreshments: 

Early bird discount (up to 31 December)
  • Public Sector £175.00
  • Private Sector £250.00  
From 1 January 2012
  • Public Sector £225.00
  • Private Sector £350.00