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A one-day symposium hosted by the UHN Microarray Centre

Title: Functional Genomics: Present and Future
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto

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The following speakers have been invited to present their research:

  • Daphne Ang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    NanoString nCounter as a platform for highly multiplex detection of cancer fusion transcripts in clinical tumour samples

  • Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto
    Metagenomics and bioremediation: from genomes to solutions

  • Rajiv Gandhi, University Health Network
    The pro-inflammatory role of the intra-articular knee fat pad in osteoarthritis

  • Ellen Greenblatt, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Application of single blastomere biopsy and microarray for embryo selection in IVF: Towards single embryo transfer

  • Troy Ketela, University of Toronto
    Functional genomic screening of cancer cell lines using complex shRNA pools

  • Ahmad Khalil, Broad Institute
    A global mechanism for non-coding RNA dependent chromatin formation in mammals

  • Amadeo Parissenti, Sudbury Regional Hospital
    Aldo-keto reductases and their role in anthracycline metabolism, localization, and cytotoxicity in doxorubicin-resistant MCF-7 breast tumour cells

  • Ji Qiu, Arizona State University
    Functional proteomics for biomarker discovery

  • Michael Reedijk, University Health Network
    Identification of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in Notch-activated triple negative breast cancer

  • Ming-Sound Tsao, University Health Network
    Prognostic gene expression signatures in lung cancer research


Click here to view the tentative agenda (last updated June 9, 2010).

 Functional genomics symposium flyer (Updated May 3, 2010)

For more information about the symposium or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Modi at

We would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of this symposium: