Futures in Biotech 71

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Futures in Biotech
Episode 71

Futures in Biotech 71: Genomics, Proteomics, Cellular Immunity, and Anti-Matter

The '1000 Genome Project', 'Billion Dollar Human Proteome', viral killing proteins, and capturing anti-matter.


  • Vincent Racaniello, PhD, TWiT.TV
  • Professor of Microbiology & Host of This Week in Virology, Host of This Week in Parasitism, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Andre Nantel PhD, Senior Research Officer, BRI Microarray Lab, National Research Council of Canada, Montreal QC
  • Dr. George Farr, VP Aeromics, LLC
  • Mark Gerstein, Yale University, Albert L Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, and Computer Science


Notable Quotes


Summary Outline

Journal Club format PNAS paper: TRIM 21, a ubiquitin ligase, has an Ab binding domain; virus neutralization may work by Ab binds V, complex is degraded in proteasome.

Nature paper: 1000 genomes project. First genomes from two males of European descent. Sequence e.g. parents and child. Discuss SNPs, indels, lethal haplotypes. Retroviral proportion of genome.

Human proteome project: first tricorder run. Fingerprint of all cell types. Goal 1: protein encyclopaedia - each gene product. Goal 2. Tissue distribution and subcellular localization. Goal 3. Protein pathway - network map - of proteome. "The mass spectrometer is ready to go." Discussion of logistics, feasibility.



Production Information

  • Edited by: Jeff
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