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Introduction to miRNA Research
 miRNA as a Focus of Research
Date : 16 – 17 April 2014
Time : 9 am – 5 pm
Venue :
MGRC Training Centre
37-5, Level 5
Boulevard Signature Office
Mid Valley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Fee : RM2,000 per person

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Course Outcomes

In this workshop, you will learn about:

• miRNA biogenesis

• miRNA sequencing and bioinformatics

• plant miRNAs

• miRNA targets and target prediction

• other sRNAs

• workflow for miRNA experiments

• open-source software for various bioinformatics applications



You should have:

• basic computer competency

• strong understanding of biology

• keen interest in bioinformatics and genomics research


Workshop Agenda

Day 1

– what is an miRNA?

– miRNA biogenesis

– regulation of mRNA translation and stability by miRNAs

– miRNA targets

– other regulatory pathways of sRNAs

– miRNA sequencing

– isomiRs

– miRNA sequencing and bioinformatics


Day 2

– miRNA target prediction

– miRNA target bioinformatics

– miRNA software and databases

– miRNA expression analysis

– target prediction

– plant miRNAs

– mirtrons

– antagomirs – miRNA as a drug

– other types of sRNAs


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