qPCR & Digital PCR @ 4BIO

A Strand of 4BIO


4th-5th Dec 2017


London, UK
Novotel London West

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5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2017 qPCR & Digital PCR Congress, as part of our 4Bio event. 


4-5 December at the Novotel London West in central London.

The 5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress is one of 4 strands that make up the 4BIO Summit. The other 4BIO strands are the 3rd Microfluidics Congress, the 4th Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress and new for 2017 the NGS Tech & Applications Congress.

The 4BIO Summit will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A sessions from a 100 + speaker faculty.


qPCR & Digital PCR Featured Speakers @4BIO

4BIO: qPCR & Digital PCR Synopsis

Bringing together industry and academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology/diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, mRNA, bioinformatics and data management, the qPCR & dPCR strand of the 4th 4BIO Summit  will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both technologies through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnostics, clinical applications, microbiology, and other novel applications.

With increasing numbers of real-time PCR and qPCR users purchasing digital PCR due to the reduction in its cost, absolute quantification, improved sensitivity, precision and greater robustness; and with the qPCR and Digital PCR 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 and real-time PCR.

Digital PCR: Applications & Possibilities

Understanding the benefits and future development of dPCR, comparing dPCR to qPCR and other technologies such as NGS, strategies to convert to a dPCR platform and applying the technology to precision medicine.

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qPCR: Strategies & Developments

Advances in qPCR methods, including assay design, sample preparation and quality control, multiplexing and parallel sequencing. The MIQE guidelines and standardisation are also explored.

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Healthcare Case Studies

qPCR and dPCR applied to oncology, neurology, prenatal diagnostics and infectious diseases. As well as gene expression and synthesis, biomarker discovery and mRNA/ncRNA/siRNA.

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qPCR & Digital PCR Speakers @ 4BIO

Free Resource

Jim HuggettJim Huggett, gave an half-hour lecture at Global Engage’s 2016 qPCR & Digital PCR Congress.

Hear his presentation and discover why he thinks that if Digital PCR had come along at the same time as qPCR you wouldn’t be doing qPCR today.

Access this free resource here


Cindy SmithCindy Smith, investigates the anthropogenic outputs which increase the level of Nitrogen in aquatic ecosystems.

Access her presentation for free and discover the qPCR techniques applied in quantifying microorganisms living in estuarine systems.

Access this free resource here


jose-die260Jose Die, researches the technical variance in plant via qPCR analysis.

Watch Jose Die’s presentation explaining the importance of RNA quality experiments when running qPCR. 

Access this free resource here



4BIO: qPCR & Digital PCR Agenda


4bioThis strand of 4BIO brings together an outstanding speaker faculty from industry and academia. The agenda covers subjects as diverse as discordance between replicate qPCR reactions and circulating tumor DNA detection by ddPCR. In addition, one day is dedicated to healthcare case studies ranging in scope from haematological malignancies to the power of molecular viral diagnostics in clinical medicine giving you the opportunity to explore the practical application of this technology.

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The 4BIO Venue

Novotel London West
1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, LONDON, W6 8DR, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel +44 (0) 208 741 1555    |    Email H0737@accor.com

Pricing and Registration

Your 4BIO pass gives you full access to all 4 summit strands


3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Main Event You Will Be Attending

qPCR & Digital PCR @ 4BIO

Academic £499 | Industry £799 | Solution Providers £999

Step 1: Add Your Workshop(s)

Workshop: Innovations in digital nucleic acid amplification

3rd December at 5.30pm - 7.30pm Standard £200

Step 2: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Academic/Hospital/NFP Fee

Click to select

Industry Fee

Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Solution Provider Fee

This fee applies to organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 3: Delegate Information

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities, or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of November. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended.  Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.




Good buzz

It is a well organised and well attended conference. There’s a lot of buzz and people are interested in the topics and the discussions.

Stephen Bustin

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Proper qPCR conference

There’s actually very few proper qPCR conferences left now, so it was too good an opportunity to miss.

David Hughes

UK Sales Manager, Integrated DNA Technologies


Mix of attendees

It’s a good mixture of people with a broad background of knowledge and interest.

Anders Ståhlberg

Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Growing conference

We decided to come to the qPCR and dPCR congress because we were at the meeting last year. This event is even bigger than last year and we’ve been very pleased with the interaction with the delegates here and also the focus on digital PCR which is a core part of our technology.

Sandy McBean

VP Sales and Support EMEA at 10X Genomics

4BIO Sponsors



Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.


Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Nick Best/Gavin Hambrook
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email sponsorship@globalengage.co.uk

Contact us about sponsoring
qPCR & Digital PCR @ 4BIO

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

We have lots of promotional options available to our partners. If you are interested please contact jane@globalengage.co.uk.

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  • AllSeq
  • Bentham Science
  • Biochem Adda
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • GEN
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Rapid Microbiology
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks


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