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28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

S17: INF/MIC: Omics of CF Airway Infection

Oct 11, 2014 10:30am ‐ Oct 11, 2014 12:20pm

Standard: $49.99


‘Omics” methods extensively characterize clinical specimens. The data from these increasingly sophisticated techniques can be correlated with clinical outcomes to identify candidate disease biomarkers and mechanisms, using intensive computational analytical methods. Recent discoveries using these tools have already changed our understanding of CF airway infection and inflammation. In this session, we will review the historical origins and recent progress in the study of the CF airway using these ‘omics approaches. We will discuss how, by characterizing the CF airway microbiome, transcriptome, metabolome and inflammasome, these tools are providing fresh insights into CF lung disease.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain how advances in genomics and transcriptomics are changing how CF airway infections are viewed.
  • Discuss recent advances in proteomics and metabolomics of the CF airway and how these findings may lead to novel targets for intervention.
  • Describe different 'omics approaches used to study CF lung disease & common tools used to generate and analyze 'omics data.


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