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Biowire Fall 2010 — A Look into the Future of Gene Editing

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Introducing a Global Education Program from Sigma Life Science

Designed to Help You Grow

Technical Courses
Seminars and Symposia
Upcoming Symposia

The EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

The EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

At Sigma’s Biouniversity, we are passionate about learning. Our goal is to equip researchers with the essential tools for unraveling complex biomolecular interactions. This is accomplished using a variety of educational resources, including technical courses, symposia, seminars, webinars, and e-learning materials.

Technical Courses
Our team of skilled facilitators and scientists make it their mission to deliver technical courses that provide both "hands-on" experiences with state-of-the-art technologies and a forum for scientific discussion. Our courses have trained scientists from around the world on the latest technologies, and the global reach of our workshops continues to expand.

Sigma Life Science recently entered into a corporate partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Advanced Training Centre, based in Heidelberg, Germany. This partnership provides scientists with the unique opportunity of training in key Sigma Life Science technology areas in EMBL's state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. The collaboration features custom-designed technical workshops and training courses focused on pertinent technologies. The inaugural workshop, Targeted Genome Editing using Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs), was attended by 16 scientists from around Europe and, by all accounts, was a complete success. Through participation in this course, attendees became proficient in ZFN fundamentals, various techniques associated with the workflow, and applications for the technology.

For more information or to register for future workshops, go to

Seminars and Symposia
Sigma offers a wide range of seminars and webinars to enhance your understanding of the latest technologies. We provide focused, technical presentations on the latest applications including targeted genome editing, transgenics, RNAi, regenerative medicine, and biomarker discovery.

The seminar program has been expanded to include the Understanding Biology Symposia Series. These events highlight a research area and feature a series of technical presentations delivered by thought-leaders and Sigma scientists. This symposia series covers topics such as reprogramming strategies, screening and target validation, and targeted genome editing, and are delivered globally in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Upcoming Symposia – Gene Regulation Symposium and Zinc Finger Nuclease Users Group Meeting
This event is being held on November 2, 2010 at the Boston Cambridge Marriott. The morning symposium will highlight technologies including gene silencing and epigenetics. The afternoon session will be the Zinc Finger Nuclease Users Group Meeting, and will feature presentations on the uses of zinc fingers in cell lines and animal models, and will also include roundtable discussions.

The goal of Sigma Life Science is to provide researchers with leading technologies and the educational resources requisite for enhancing the understanding of all biological disciplines. We invite you to come learn with us by taking part in one of our technical workshops or symposia.

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