Mirus Bio Outreach Program Resources

Transfection Teaching Modules

Interested in incorporating a Mirus Bio lecture in your biotechnology course? Our Transfection Experts love to share their knowledge of nucleic acid delivery. We have three general teaching "modules" that we have used to tailor our message to different audiences based on the students' technical level. These video lectures are free to use in your teaching and biology outreach activities.
 

Module 1: Overview of Gene Transfer

This module introduces transfection as a process analogous to naturally occurring gene transfer mechanisms. The presentation is brief and focuses on the broader concepts of nucleic acid delivery and what it is like to work as a life scientist. Appropriate for high school biology courses where students may also want to discuss science careers.

For a complete training packet including downloadable videos and slide decks, please click on the contact link in the tabs above
 

Module 2: Introduction to Transfection

Module 2 also presents transfection as a process that has its roots in naturally occurring gene transfer processes such as viral infections, bacterial conjugation as well as plant and animal reproduction. This presentation covers some of the biology and chemistry underlying gene delivery technology and introduces examples of transfection in action—applications such as RNAi, genome editing and stem cell reprogramming. Appropriate for undergraduates and technical college students.

For a complete training packet including downloadable videos and slide decks, please click on the contact link in the tabs above
 

Module 3: Transfection Fundamentals

This presentation gives an overview of nucleic acid delivery and goes into more mechanistic depth regarding the cell biology of transfection and chemical formulations of transfection reagents. This module is most appropriate for students with a strong scientific background such as current graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

For a complete training packet including downloadable videos and slide decks, please click on the contact link in the tabs above

Transfectopedia®

Transfectopedia

The Transfection Experts at Mirus Bio maintain a comprehensive resource, Mirus Transfectopedia®, intended for use as a standard for novices and experts alike to learn more about transfection and to help plan and conduct experiments for optimal results. The scientists at Mirus represent decades of transfection expertise, which is now consolidated into this comprehensive guide. Mirus Transfectopedia® is a dynamic resource, with continuous updates to ensure scientists always have access to the latest cutting-edge transfection methodologies.

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Transfection 101

Mirus YouTube Channel

Interested in learning more about transfection technology without enrolling in a course? Check out our Transfection 101 video to gain a comprehensive view of the molecular mechanisms controlling delivery of exogenous DNA and RNA into mammalian cells. You can also choose specific chapters of our Transfection 101 lecture such as: Mechanisms of Transfection, Evaluating Transfection Performance, Balancing Efficiency and Toxicity, and Optimizing Your Transfections.

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