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Sigma® Life Science Presents a Technical Webinar – Gene Synthesis as an Alternative to Molecular Cloning

Webinar Title: Gene Synthesis as an Alternative to Molecular Cloning


 What Does It Cover?

Gene synthesis has become a quick and cost-effective way to build your DNA construct for a variety of applications - from protein engineering to bio-based circuit and pathway design. This webinar, presented by Sigma-Aldrich and GENEWIZ will explain the process of gene synthesis, how it compares to traditional cloning techniques, and review some key applications researchers are addressing with synthetic DNA. 

 What Will You Learn?

Topics will include:

  • What is gene synthesis?
  • Gene synthesis process
  • Applications of gene synthesis
  • Gene synthesis vs. cloning
  • Advantages of gene synthesis

 Who Should Attend?

Researchers new to gene synthesis as an alternative to traditional molecular cloning.


Speaker Bio
Dr. Zhen (Calvin) Zhang
Dr. Calvin Zhang received his PhD. In Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University. He also holds and M.S. in Human Genetics and a B.S. in Medicine from Fudan University in China. His graduate and post-graduate work has focused on projects such as human autism gene modeling in the mouse model, genetic analysis of the varicella-zoster virus, and genetic study of human androgen insensitivity syndrome. He currently works as a Scientist in the Project Management Department at GENEWIZ.

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