The 'febit science lounge' presents: Webinar About Role of Non-Protein-Coding RNA in Human Genome Set for 11 a.m. EDT on June 12

Friday, June 6, 2008 General News J E 4
LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 5 febitholding gmbh today unveiled plans for the first of a series of educationalWebinars geared for genomics researchers worldwide.

Moderated by febit's chief scientific officer, Peer Staehler, thefirst Webinar, which is set for 11 a.m. EDT on June 12, will feature JohnMattick, Ph.D., a world-renowned researcher whose focus is the role ofnon-protein-coding ("junk") RNA in relation to the evolution and developmentof complex organisms.

"Genetic information that programs complex organisms lie in non-proteincoding RNA," said Dr. Mattick, foundation professor of molecular biology anddirector of the Centre for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, with theInstitute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland, Australia."This massive hidden network of regulatory information directs the precisepatterns of gene expression during growth and development."

Mr. Staehler added: "This educational Webinar for the genomics researchersis the first of many to come. The team at febit is dedicated to supportresearchers to solve the challenge of understanding biological processes."

To participate in the Webinar, register at Please connectto the Webinar several minutes prior to the start time to ensure adequate timefor any software download that may be necessary. The live event may also beaccessed by dialing 877-715-5318 (for U.S. callers) and 973-582-2852 (forinternational callers) and entering conference ID 50057678. Questions may beasked over the telephone during the live event or e-mailed in advance The Webinar will be available for replay for one year onfebit's Web site.

About febit

febit enables scientists to read, write and understand the code of life:DNA. With its unique Geniom technology and services, febit is the only companythat puts the control of simplified genomic research in the hand of the user.The seamless integration of DNA synthesis and analysis and the superiorsupport in experiment design and bioinformatics helps to understand data andturn it into results. febit's team of experienced scientists is dedicated tosupport customers to solve the challenge of understanding biologicalprocesses. Geniom is a technological and service platform successfullyimplemented in basic and applied research by renowned institutions andcompanies. Geniom exploits cutting-edge microarray technology for analysis andsynthesis of genes and genomes, providing superior time- and cost-efficiencycombined with an unsurpassed spectrum of Contact: febit holding gmbh Russo Partners, LLC Eva Sterzel David Schull or Wendy Lau Public Relations Manager +1-212-845-4271 +49 (6221) 6510-300

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