Mutant DNA and You


When: Thu, September 1, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 2016
Where: The Bee, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Speaker Dr Azlina Ahmad Annuar graduated with a BSc in Neuroscience from University College London and then pursued her PhD on the genetics of motor neuron degeneration, under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Fisher at Imperial College London. She was part of the team that identified a new causal gene (DYNC1H1) for this condition.

Dr Azlina's talk will start with an introduction to DNA & genes. What are the features of DNA, what are genes and what are non-gene sequences? She will go on to speak about variations in our DNA and what happens when these variations affect our genes.

This talk is held in conjunction with Jeans for Genes Malaysia which will be making a record attempt at the longest DNA helix made from jeans on Sept 25th 2016 at the University of Malaya. Anyone who donates a pair of adult sized jeans will be helping to fundraise for a good cause and will receive a certificate as a record holder.

Sample Genomic Startups
  • GenomeCompiler - DNA design, visualisation and simulation [top image]
  • EpiBiome - Phage therapy: use viruses to fight bacteria
  • CureVac - Use mRNA as a data carrier to instruct the body to fight diseases
  • Transsciptic - Design and do your experiments online (outsourced lab)
  • DNAnexus - Global network for genomics research and reseachers
  • Gen9 - Gene synthesis and synthetic DNA libraries
  • ChaiBio - Open source, real-time thermocycler (for DNA diagnostics)
  • Nimbus - Computational drug design and molecular medicine

This Week [Week beginning Aug 28th, 2016]
Link Sun  10:30  Classical Guitar Festival @ Klang
Link Mon 09:00  Leading Scientifically @ Putrajaya
Link Mon 19:00  Equity Crowd Funding @ Bangsar
Link Tue  13:30  Lazada, iPay88, MOLpay, UiTox @ ShahAlam
Link Wed 14:30  DiverseCity Arts Festival @ TimesSquare
Link Thu  18:30  Xfers, MoneySmart, PlayMoolah @ Singapore
Link Fri    12:00  Crisis in Europe @ Singapore
Link Fri    10:00  Path to $1M in Revenue @ Taipei
Link Fri    18:30  Facebook: Payments & GraphQL @ Singapore Full
Link Sat   09:00  Malaysia-China Silkroad @ Sunway info
Link Sat   09:00  Swift Workshop @ Cyberjaya Full
Link Sat   09:00  Wordpress for Beginners @ SubangJaya
Link Sun  07:00  The Mysterious Gunung Hitam @ UluLangat