The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 1st Annual Scientific Symposium: presentations on-line
The Cancer Genome Atlas' 1st Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
November 17-18, 2011 National Harbor, Maryland
31 Video presentations from this meeting are available to view on-line. The Key note address presented by Eric Lander , Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, provides an overview of the history and future challenges faced by TCGA and cancer genomics. Marco Marra presented the Session III Lead Talk: Sequence-based RNA profiling, Expression maps at basepair resolution, in which he highlighted research carried out by GSC researchers, past and present: Malachi Griffith, Elizabeth Chun, Rodrigo Goya, Gordon Robertson, Andy Mungall, Ryan Morin, Andy Chu, Sorana Morrissy and Robin Coope.
The TCGA goal is to study 25 cancer disease types in 5 years. The GSC is well into its 3rd year of TCGA participation and is the only non-American organization participating in this exciting collaborative effort. The GSC contribution to this research is focused on miRNA and mRNA analysis of cancer cells. To date, our team has sequenced and analyzed over 3000 miRNA samples.
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