Thermo Fisher Scientific Enables Targeted Therapeutics by Utilizing Transcriptomics

Yesim Gökmen-Polar, PhD Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Exploring the mechanisms of drug resistance is essential to determine future therapies that are more effective on an individual basis. Computational biology tools combined with transcriptome analysis allow the characterization of differential gene expression signatures in response to treatment in resistant vs non-resistant human-derived cancer cells.

Many biomarkers including alternatively spliced variants and non-coding RNAs have been associated with tumor pathogenesis and/or drug resistance. These biomarkers represent candidates to help elucidate the biology of diseases, to identify the mechanisms for drug resistance, and to design better-targeted therapies for precision medicine.

In this webinar, which is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, attendees will learn to use transcriptomics workflows to identify biomarkers and drug resistance mechanisms. They will also gain an understanding of its applications in breast and thymic cancer research.

Dr. Yesim Gökmen-Polar, an assistant research professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, will be the speaker for this event.

Gökmen-Polar earned her doctorate degree in molecular biology from the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and currently serves as an assistant research professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research interests are centered on the identification of novel therapeutic targets in breast and thymic cancers resistant to standard of care therapy. The ultimate goal of her research is to prevent development of recurrences and improve the quality of life for patients.

LabRoots will host the webinar October 17, 2017, beginning at 08:00 a.m. PDT, 11:00 a.m. EDT; it will be available on-demand following the live event. To learn more about this event, discover the continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here.

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