qPCR & Digital PCR Congress: USA


24th-26th Jul 2017
Agenda in development. See last year's below:



3rd qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

The 2017 agenda is in production.  Download the 2016 details above.

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With increasing numbers of real-time PCR users purchasing digital PCR due to its reduction in cost, absolute quantification, improved sensitivity, precision and greater robustness; and with the gene amplification market predicted to grow to $4.94 billion by 2021, this conference provides a timely opportunity to learn first-hand about dPCR whilst also keeping up to date with latest developments and strategies in qPCR.

The congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnostics, clinical applications, microbiology, point-of-care diagnostics and other novel applications.

Some of the topics to be covered:

Day One, Stream One – Digital PCR: Possibilities & Opportunities

  • Introduction, benefits, and future development of dPCR
  • Comparing dPCR to qPCR
  • Converting to dPCR and choosing your system
  • Digital PCR workflow optimisation
  • Validation of dPCR for clinical and research use
  • Complimenting digital PCR with other technologies including NGS
  • Multiplexing in digital PCR
  • Detection of rare/patient-specific mutations
  • Applications for precision medicine

Day One, Stream Two – qPCR: Strategies & Developments

  • Developments in qPCR methods
  • MIQE guidelines & standardisation
  • qPCR/RT-PCR assay design, optimisation & validation
  • Sample preparation & quality control methods
  • Detection, quantification and sequencing of RNA
  • Automation of qPCR methods
  • Bioinformatics and data analysis
  • Multiplexing
  • Parallel sequencing
  • Point of Care diagnostics developments

Day Two, Stream One – Healthcare Case Studies

  • Clinical/Diagnostic applications
  • Companion diagnostics
  • Clinical test validation
  • Oncology
  • Rare variant detection
  • Mutation detection
  • Monitoring therapy response
  • Early relapse detection
  • Neurological disorders
  • Prenatal diagnostics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Micro RNA/ncRNA/siRNA applications
  • Gene expression and analysis
  • Single cell analysis
  • Liquid Biopsies

The 2017 Advisory Panel includes:


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