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Identify the Potential Applications of Spatial Genomics
Yi Sun
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Identify the Potential Applications of Spatial Genomics

Analyze the technology advancements in the spatial genomics field and explore their potential industry applications.

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8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Spatial transcriptomics, acknowledged as Method of the Year by Nature Methods in 2020, is poised to bring transformative changes across diverse domains such as biological research, pathology, diagnostics, drug discovery, and therapeutics. In this Build Project, you will wear the hat of a Research Associate and perform a comprehensive case study to demonstrate the potential applications of spatial genomics in understanding health and disease. Under the supervision of an experienced Molecular Biology Scientist, you will conduct literature research to identify the potential applicable areas of spatial genomics. You will gain an in-depth understanding of molecular biology tools, such as FISH, next-generation sequencing, and spatial omics technologies, and how they can be utilized in a real R&D team in the biotech industry.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    May 27, 2024
  • Application deadline
    June 23, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    July 8, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of popular molecular biology tools and spatial genomics technology.
  • Conduct literature search and case study on how spatial genomics can help advance life science research and industry.
  • Develop scientific communication skills to present the case study.
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Molecular Biology Tools
3
Introduction to Spatial Genomics
4
Advancement in Spatial Genomics Technology
5
Spatial Genomics Data Analysis
6
Case Study 1
7
Case Study 2
8
Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Fundamental knowledge of molecular biology/cell biology/biochemistry (for example: what is DNA, RNA, protein and their structure, central dogma, the structure and components of cells, etc.)
  • Basic lab experiences with molecular biology techniques are not required, but highly recommended.
  • Basic knowledge of literature search and intellectual curiosity about multi-omics technologies and spatial biology.

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Yi Sun is a Molecular Biology Build Fellow at Open Avenues, where she works with students leading projects in Molecular Biology.

Yi is an Associate Scientist at Vizgen, where she works on developing and improving spatial genomics technology and bringing it to wider applications. Yi spent 2 years utilizing Next-Generation Sequencing technology for clinical research and diagnosis before moving to the biotech industry in 2022. Prior to that, she had 10+ years of research experience using and optimizing molecular biology techniques for gene regulation studies. Yi holds a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Biology.

A fun fact about Yi: She plays basketball but is not good at it and her favorite animal is dinosaurs.

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