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Technology Seminar (17 Dec 2012)



Technology Seminar

Gene Regulation & Epigenetics Concepts and Applications to Drive Discovery


Dr. Dandan Zhong

Senior Field Application Scientist

17 December 2012 (Mon)

2:30 – 5:00pm

Room 7-03, 7/F,

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research

5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



As the influence of epigenetics on multiple research areas has grown, the study of epigenetics has expanded beyond an understanding of basic regulatory mechanisms to the influence of these mechanisms on development and disease. Consequently, epigenetics has become a research field that utilizes a broad set of techniques which can be applied across a variety of research areas (e.g. cancer biology, stem cells, neurogenesis, inflammation and metabolism).

Despite the buzz surrounding this new field, researchers interested in engaging in epigenetics research may become lost in the vernacular of the histone code, and the many new enzymes and modifications associated with DNA methylation and chromatin-associated proteins. Additionally, the discovery of the involvement of certain classes of non-coding RNAs in epigenetics and transcriptional regulation may seem discordant with the role of miRNAs in post-transcriptional regulation.

This seminar will not only clarify these Eigenetics concepts, but will also discuss key considerations and applications for commonly used epigenetics research techniques such as:

•     Chromatin & Chromatin IP
     Histones Modifications
     DNA Methylation
     RNA IP
     DNA Damage & Cell Cycle


Registration is required. Please email Jess Wong at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
by phone on 2803 9249 / 9183 2263

Kind Reminder: Please take off your lab coat before coming to the seminar.

Co-organized with Merck Millipore (Hong Kong) and Tin Hang Technology Ltd
Refreshment to be served
For enquiries, please call 2831-5500 or write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it