TEK Talks

TEK Talks is a new lecture series featuring techniques and approaches in molecular/cellular biology with a target audience of graduates, postdocs and faculty who may have only cursory knowledge of the technique. TEK Talks are scheduled biweekly on Thursdays 1:30-2:20pm in 1117 MERF with few exceptions. 




Thursday, September 7, 2017
1117 MERF

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Creating and Analyzing Meaningful Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Experiments

Presented by: Ryan Metzler, PhD and Caitlin Cole, MS of Miltenyi Biotec

  • Overview of Flow Cytometry and FACS Technology
  • Advantages of flow analysis and sorting
  • Techniques for design of good flow experiments
  • Resources to assist you in getting started

Co-Sponsored by the Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1117 MERF

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Genome Editing using CRISPR-based Technologies

Presented by: Rolf Turk, PhD of Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

  • Overview of CRISPR-based Genome Editing
  • Advantages of CRISPR
  • Genome Editing Strategies

Co-Sponsored by the IIHG Genomics Division

Thursday, October 5, 2017
2117 MERF

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NMR Spectroscopy in Structural Biology and Biomedical Research

Presented by: Liping Yu, PhD of the NMR Core Facility and Department of Biochemistry

  • NMR services multiple functions like a Swiss army knife
  • NMR is a powerful tool to map out protein-ligand interaction
  • NMR services critical needs in metabonomics studies
  • NMR provides both structural and dynamics information of a protein

Thursday, October 19, 2017
2117 MERF

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Next Generation High Content Solutions: Physiologically Relevant 3D Models

Presented by Catherine Swingler, PhD, Perkin Elmer

  • Microtissues as a model system
  • Technical aspects of 3D imaging
  • Case study: Liver Disease

Co-Sponsored by the High Throughput Screening Facility

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1117 MERF

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Reprogramming Cancer Metabolism with Two Electrons

Presented by Dr. Gary Patti, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Genetics and Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

Co-Sponsored by the Metabolomics Core Facility, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2117 MERF

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Design and Use of Viral Vectors

Presented by Patrick Sinn, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

  • Adenovirus, AAV, and Lentivirus
  • Production
  • Customization and tropism

Co-Sponsored by the Viral Vector Core Facility

Thursday, November 30, 2017
2117 MERF

Title TBA (on RNAseq strategies)

Presented by Michael Chimenti, IIHG Bioinformatics Division

Co-Sponsored by the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics