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Gene Regulation
In this lab, students will learn about gene expression regulation and its real life application.

About This Simulation

The Gene Regulation Lab development is based on the Nobel Prize in Physiology 2012 case study. In this lab, students will learn about gene expression regulation and its real life application—for example designing a stem-like cell that is also known as induced Pluripotency Stem (iPS) cells.

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Collaborators

Dr. Mette Voldby Larsen

Institute of Systems Biology

Denmark Technical University

Dr. Jose MG Izarzugaza

Center for Biological Sequence Analysis

Technical University of Denmark

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how gene expression can be regulated
  • Understanding that gene regulation takes place in mRNA, protein and epigenetics level
  • Learning how to measure mRNA level (RT-PCR), protein expression (Western blot) and methylation levels (DNA sequencing)
  • Learning about stem cells and their potential use

Techniques

  • Microscopy
  • RT-PCR
  • Western blot

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