Research Exchange: Molecule Counting Technology for Personalized Healthcare

  • April 7, 2010: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Ian Burbulis  [Senior Research Fellow at Molecular Sciences Institute]

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Knowledge is power. Knowing of the quantities of specific molecules
present in a biological system is fundamental to understanding systems
level operation. This understanding is critical for translating basic
knowledge of specific molecules into applied medical, agriculture,
forensic, and drug development assays, and has created a need for methods
that more accurately quantify an ever-increasing number of newly
identified analytes with greater precision. Here, I will present the
development of a suite of tools that significantly improves the accuracy
and precision of quantifying biological molecules (low-molecular weight,
proteins, carbohydrates, post-translational modifications and immune
response) in a variety of applications. I will relate how the measurement
platforms we are developing will translate “knowledge” of the numbers of
molecules into “powerful” decisions for these established, but expanding