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Session Title: Advances in MicroRNAs Non-Invasive Biomedical Analysis, Diagnosis and Its Clinical Application

Facilitator Name:Samy Abdel AzimFacilitator 2 Name:Abdel Moneim Afify
Affiliation:Cairo UniversityAffiliation:Cairo University

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Start Time: 02:00 PM
Location: W185a


MicroRNAs in liquid biopsies hold great promise as minimally invasive diagnostic biomarkers for a wide range of diseases and biological processes. These short regulating RNAs have wide-ranging biological potential, are limited in number and are relatively stable in clinical samples such as serum / plasma, urine and other biofluids. However, microRNA profiling in biofluid samples is challenging in many ways. To address these challenges, we have focused on developing highly sensitive and accurate microRNA detection methods, combined with optimized protocols for sample handling and preparation, and extensive QC procedures. Therefore, this session will focus on the analytical problems which will be discussed and solutions suggested.