With talks from UoA Researchers and 10X Genomics
This week CGEBM hosted an afternoon of informative talks on the benefits of single cell RNA sequencing techniques to research. We were joined by speakers from across the university and from 10X Genomics, who shared their experiences with the processes involved in single cell RNA sequencing. We were delighted to see that this event was well attended by researchers from across both the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.
CGEBM Manager, Dr Elaina Collie-Duguid, began proceedings with a brief introduction to the Centre for Genome Enabled Biology and Medicine, and the new equipment available to optimise single cell studies. Dr Raif Yuecel, from the Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre, provided an overview of the flow cytometry and cell sorting capabilities available within the university. Dr Fraser Collins, from the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, presented his use of single cell RNA sequencing in his research into the cell populations of the synovial tissue of the knee in mice, tracking the transcriptional profile of a specific group of cells. Finally, Mike Day, Field Application Scientist from 10X Genomics, gave an overview of the latest techniques and applications available using the 10X platform, including feature barcoding, CNV detection and ATAC-Seq.
If you have any queries about how single cell technologies can be used in your researcher, please contact CGEBM Manager Dr Elaina Collie-Duguid.