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It’s not just Cancer – the NanoString system and microbial applications
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Rhodes, NanoString Technologies, USA.
When: 31 October 2016 (2:30 - 3:30pm)
Where: SCELSE B3 Meeting Room 2
Type: Seminars


The NanoString system utilizes a RNA hybridization system to count RNA molecules with up to 800 multiplex. This enables highly accurate quantification of even highly compromised samples. In this seminar we shall look at some of the customer applications that have been carried out utilizing the nCounter system. These applications include analysis of infectious disease including microbial host interaction, microbial identification and Biofilm analysis. After the seminar there will be an opportunity to discuss potential experimental designs with a NanoString applications specialist.

Speaker's Bio

Graduated from York University with a degree in Genetics, Dr Michael Rhodes did a Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry at University of London. After a post doc in Chicago working on genetics of metal transport in P. aeruginosa, he returned to UK to work at United Kingdom Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre, finishing as Operation Manager in charge of four teams: - Mouse resequencing, linkage Hotel, Academic Services and Custom services. Dr Rhodes joined Applied Biosystems in 1999, worked on Genotyping, sequencing, qPCR and finally Next Generation Sequencing. In 2012 he joined NanoString after seeing the potential of the nCounter technology to take the discoveries from NGS and apply them to translational research.