Event Date/Time: Jan 31, 2006
End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2006
IRNA Interference has become one of the most powerful tools in functional genomics by providing a specific method to down-regulate genes and perturb pathways. However, other technologies have to be used in conjunction with RNAi in order to assess the phenotype that resulted from the knock-down or perturbation. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Third Annual RNAi for Pathway Analysis meeting focuses on the integration of RNAi tools with other technologies, such as expression profiling, high-content cellular assays, and pathway modeling. Specific case studies in functional genomics and target validation will be presented, as well as discussions on the current technological challenges in in vitro applications of RNAi, including delivery, validation and off-target effects.