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Department of Surgery

Upper GI Surgeon - Dr Asim Shabbir, interviewed on Talking Point

Catch Dr Asim’s interview on 2nd March 2017 by Channel 5’s Talking Point on Toggle! The segment talks briefly about Automation in Medicine (from 17:26 mins onwards).
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Research Services Available

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) are point mutation that occur in more than 1% of the population. These genetic polymorphisms can be studied by first amplifying the target site using the polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Subsequently, variants can be determined, for example, by using restriction enzyme (RFLP) or by Sanger Sequencing.

RFLP are limited by availability of restriction site at the target sequence and Sanger Sequencing can get expensive. High Resolution Melt Analysis (HRM) is another technique for SNP analysis. Department of Surgery offers the following services for SNP genotyping:

 1. SNP genotyping

2. QIAgility Automated liquid handler

3. Rotorgene Q real-time PCR cycler (2 plex - Green, Yellow)

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Dialysis Access Synergy Conference: 31 Mar 2017

The first Asia Pacific Regional meeting to focus on dialysis access and bring together healthcare professionals across different disciplines (namely vascular surgeons, nephrologists and radiologists) in various Asian countries together with US experts. The meeting will promote sharing of knowledge, experiences, review controversies, provide up-to-date technology information to improve clinical outcomes as well as skills development.

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