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Digital PCR: Possibilities & Opportunities
  • Introduction, benefits, future development of dPCR
  • Converting to dPCR from qPCR
  • Oncology (rare variant detection, monitoring therapy response, early relapse detection, biomarkers for cancer detection etc.)
  • Verifying accuracy of dPCR data
  • Complimenting digital PCR with other technologies
  • NGS v dPCR Advantages over NGS
  • Detection of patient-specific mutations
  • Multiplexing in digital PCR
  • Applications of precision medicine
qPCR: Strategies & Developments
  • MIQE guidelines & standardisation
  • qPCR/RT-PCR assay design, optimisation & validation
  • Sample preparation & quality control
  • Detection, quantification and sequencing of RNA
  • Precise quantification of nucleic acids
  • Amplification curve analysis/automated analysis of qPCR data/challenges & new solutions for data analysis
  • Bioanalytics
  • Single cell analysis
qPCR & Digital PCR Case Studies
  • Clinical/Diagnostic applications
  • dPCR & its effect on patient care
  • qPCR/dPCR in diagnosis of neurological disorders
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Micro RNA/ncRNA/siRNA applications
  • Infectious diseases/vaccines/environmental sampling
  • Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics
  • Gene expression
Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Alternative fluidic array platforms
  • Microfluidic design and flow control
  • Lab-on-a-Chip interfacing
  • LOAC in drug discovery
  • Diagnostics and medical applications
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • LAOC design for developed and developing world applications
Plant, Food & Environmental Case Studies
  • qPCR in plant research
  • Plant/ecology genomics
  • Detection and identification of plant and food-borne pathogens
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Using qPCR in food research
  • Genetically modified organism quantification in food
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