Upcoming Webinar – Using RNA-seq to Study a Splicing-based Human Disease in a Model Organism



Join us May 28 at 11 am ET for this live webcast, which will will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease.

In this webinar, Dr. Julian Ceron of the Bellvitge Institut for Biomedical Research in Barcelona, Spain, will present a system to model retinitis pigmentosa in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans using RNA sequencing data.

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare degenerative disease that causes progressive blindness. Among the 50 genes that have been associated with RP, Dr. Ceron’s team has studied six that are transmitted from parents to their children in a dominant manner. These six genes codify for well-conserved proteins that are involved in RNA splicing.

Dr. Ceron will present the system his team has developed to model RP in C. elegans and will discuss how RNA-seq analysis with OmicsOffice guided his research to identify a novel cellular mechanism that can explain why the pathogenesis caused by excessive apoptosis takes place specifically in the retina of RP patients.

Date: May 28, 2015

Time: 11 am Eastern

Scheduling conflict? You can still participate!

All registrants will receive a link to view an on-demand recording of the event.


Julian Ceron

Principal Investigator, Bellvitge Institut for Biomedical Research

Eduardo Gonzalez Couto

Bioinformatics Product Strategist & Manager, PerkinElmer

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