SASHG congress, Stellenbosch, April 2009
J Scholefield, LJ Greenberg, MS Weinberg, P Arbuthnot, A Abdelgany, MJA Wood. Knockdown of the disease-causing gene in South African patients with SCA7 using allele-specific RNAi (oral presentation)
F Baine, J Scholefield, A Bryer, MJA Wood, J Greenberg. Identification of a SNP for allele-specific silencing of the disease-causing gene in SCA1 patients in South Africa (poster presentation)
British Society for Human Genetics (BSHG) Annual conference, University of Warwick UK, September 2010:
D Smith , J Scholefield, MS Weinberg, MJA Wood, LJ Greenberg. A method for measuring allele-specific knock-down in SCA7 patient lymphoblasts (poster presentation)
Joint Conference of the South African and African Societies of Human Genetics 2011 and the Young Researchers Forum, Cape Town, 6-9 March 2011:
F Baine, J Scholefield, A Bryer, M Wood, J Greenberg Allele-specific silencing of the disease-causing gene in SCA1 patients in South Africa using a SNP linked to the trinucleotide expansion. (Awarded first prize for an oral presentation)
Watson, LM, Greenberg, LJ, Weinberg, MS, Wood, MJA and Scholefield, J. Investigation of transcriptional dysregulation in an iPSC-derived neuronal model of Spinocerebellar Ataxia 7 (poster presentation)
D Berkowitz, J Scholefield, M Weinberg, M Wood, J Greenberg A method for measuring allele-specific RNAi knock-down in SCA7 patient lymphoblasts (poster presentation)
F Baine, J Scholefield, A Bryer, M Wood, J Greenberg Identification of a suitable SNP for allele-specific silencing of the disease-causing gene in SCA1 patients in South Africa (poster presentation)
F Baine, M Ketelaar, M Schoeman, A Semaka, M Hayden, J Greenberg Haplotypes associated with Huntington Disease in SA populations (poster presentation)
South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference, Drakensberg, January 2012:
Janine Scholefield, Lauren Watson, Danielle Smith, Jacquie Greenberg, Matthew Wood. RNAi-based silencing therapy restores a polyQ disease phenotype in patient cells (oral presentation)
National Ataxia Foundation’s Ataxia Investigators Meeting, Texas, March 2012:
Janine Scholefield, Lauren Watson, Danielle Smith, Jacquie Greenberg, Matthew Wood Therapeutic gene silencing for SCA7 (poster presentation)
Danielle Smith, Janine Scholefield, Lauren Watson, Fiona Baine, Alan Bryer, Marco Weinberg, Matthew Wood, Jacquie Greenberg. The polyglutamine SCAs in South Africa: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects (poster presentation)
Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) Congress, Stellenbosch, March 2013:
Jacquie Greenberg, Susan Kidson. Stem Cells: What neurologists should know (invited oral presentation)
Lauren M Watson, Janine Scholefield, Danielle C Smith, L Jacquie Greenberg, Matthew JA Wood. An induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuronal model of Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7(awarded NASA/Novartis Award for Best Neuroscience Oral Presentation)
Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Fiona K Baine, Alina Esterhuizen, Janine Scholefield, Alan Bryer, Matthew JA Wood, L Jacquie Greenberg. The polyglutamine SCAs in South Africa: a 25-year journey (poster presentation)
F Baine, Chris Kay, Jennifer Collins, Amanda Krause, L Jacquie Greenberg, Michael R Hayden. Distinct HTT haplotypes are associated with Huntington disease in the South African population (poster presentation)
Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) and the Young Researcher’s Forum (YRF), Johannesburg, October 2013:
LM Watson, J Scholefield, R Ballo, SA Cowley, DC Smith, MS Weinberg, SH Kidson, LJ Greenberg, MJA Wood. Using induced pluripotent stem cells to model neuronal degeneration in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7 (oral presentation, poster presentation at Young Researchers’ Forum)
F Baine, Chris Kay, Marlies Ketelaar, Jennifer Collins, Amanda Krause, L Jacquie Greenberg, Michael R Hayden. Targetable disease-associated HTT haplotypes in the South African population (poster presentation).
Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Robea Ballo, Janine Scholefield, Sally Cowley, Matthew Wood, Susan Kidson, Jacquie Greenberg. A stem cell-derived model of retinal degeneration associated with Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (oral presentation at YRF, poster presentation as SASHG).
Danielle C Smith, Ansie Wichers, Alina Esterhuizen, Jacquie Greenberg. Triplet-Primed PCR: An Introduction into the South African Diagnostic Arena(poster presentation).
XVIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration, Pacific Grove, USA, July 2014:
Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Robea Ballo, Janine Scholefield, Sally Cowley, Matthew Wood, Susan Kidson, Jacquie Greenberg. A stem cell-derived model of retinal degeneration associated with Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (poster presentation).
International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM), Pretoria, South Africa, August 2014:
Watson LM, Smith DC, Ballo R, Scholefield J, Tyers L, Cowley SA, Wood MJA, Kidson SH, Greenberg LJ. Modeling neural and retinal degeneration in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7, using induced pluripotent stem cells (oral presentation).
International Ataxia Research Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom, April 2015:
Smith DC, Watson L, Esterhuizen A, Mwaba M, Mukomena P, Atadzhanov M, Bryer A, Greenberg J. Bridging the gap – Is there need for "Ataxia Africa"?. (poster presentation)
Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) and the Young Researcher’s Forum (YRF), Pretoria, August 2015:
Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Alina Esterhuizen, Mwila Mwaba, Masharip Atadzhanov, Alan Bryer, L. Jacquie Greenberg. Beyond our borders: evidence for a Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 founder effect in southern Africa (oral presentation)
J Greenberg, DC Smith, RJ Burman, R Ballo, SH Kidson . New Technologies, new challenges: guidelines for the ethical oversight of informed consent for the use of induced pluripotent stem cells for future research proposes (oral presentation)
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