Environmental Medicine and Public Health Seminar
Title: “MicroRNA biomarkers in plasma and hair shafts: results of two pilot studies”
Speaker: Vasily Aushev, PhD
Bio: Graduated from Moscow State University (M.Sc. in Biochemistry), PhD from Russian Cancer Research Center (PhD in Oncology), then participated in research projects in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France) where got to know Prof. Chen and joined her group at the end of 2014.
Abstract: MicroRNAs are known as universal regulators of gene expression, and also as omnipresent messengers. They can serve as biomarkers of different pathologies, health conditions and exposure. MicroRNAs are found not only in living cells where they have been transcribed, but are also excreted to organism fluids and deposited in epidermis and other tissues. We performed two pilot studies to assess technical feasibility of miRNA profiling in two different matrices: blood plasma and hair shafts, and were able to detect 300-500 miRNA species in each of them. For plasma-derived miRNAs, several profiling platform were compared for their sensitivity and reproducibility.
Date: Thursday, June 28th 2018
Location: CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122
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*Light lunch will be provided
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street,West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122