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Viral Gene Therapy

Take advantage of the recent exciting research findings in the field, and try to develop a potential cure for heart failure. Will you be able to design a virus, which helps to revert heart failure in patients?

About This Simulation

Does using viruses as a form of therapy sound like science fiction to you? You’d be surprised, but it’s an uprising technique to deliver functional genes into patients. In this lab, you will learn about the use of modified viruses and how to equip them with therapeutic genes. Take advantage of the recent exciting research findings in the field, and try to develop a potential cure for heart failure. Will you be able to design a virus, which helps to revert heart failure in patients?

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Dr. Nelson Chong

Dr. Nelson Chong

Department of Life Sciences

University of Westminster

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how to use gene therapy for the treatment of heart failure
  • Learning about the causes of heart failure
  • Understanding viral-mediated gene therapy

Techniques

  • Co-transfection of mammalian cells
  • Viral vector production
  • Electron microscopy

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