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Convergent Technologies Yield New Opportunities Beyond the Genome

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Technology That Matters: Epi-everything: Convergent Technologies Yield New Opportunities Beyond the Genome

Organised by SMART Innovation Centre. Partnered With SGInnovate; EMTech Asia; AStar Central

Humans are defined by the set of ~20,000 genes that comprise the genome, which is often viewed as a human parts list – the “what” of molecular biology. The central dogma of molecular biology then describes “how” these genes are expressed: they are transcribed into messenger RNAs that are translated into proteins. But it says nothing about the “when” or “how much” of gene expression.

New convergent technologies – the many ‘omics tools – have uncovered information-rich scheduling systems for gene expression, systems involving dozens of chemical modifications of DNA and RNA -- the epigenome and epitranscriptome. Why does this matter? The information contained in the epigenome and epitranscriptome has the potential to transform the development of DNA- and RNA-based therapies by >200 companies, as well as the protein manufacturing and biotechnology industries. This brief presentation will highlight the importance of just about epi-everything.

Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: BASH, Level 3, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore[masked]

5:00pm – 5:30pm: Registration
5:30pm - 6:15pm: Epi-everything: Convergent technologies yield new opportunities beyond the genome with Q&A
6:15pm – 7:00pm: Networking Session

Speaker: Peter Dedon