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qPCR & Digital PCR Congress
Date: September 09, 2013
Location: Lyon, France

qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

Developments & Potential of qPCR & dPCR as a Tool for Progressing Molecular Biology Research

September 9th – 10th 2013, Hilton Lyon, France

Why you should register

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Recent advances in digital PCR and a reduction in cost have enabled the barriers that once held up the adoption of the technology to be overcome. A high performance alternative to qPCR providing absolute quantification, improved sensitivity & specificity, higher precision andgreater robustness is now far more accessible. With a recent survey from Frost & Sullivan finding that 30% of non digital PCR users plan topurchase digital PCR in 2013 and with the gene amplification market predicted to grow to $1.9 billion by 2015, this conference provides a timelyopportunity to learn first-hand about dPCR whilst also keeping up to date with latest developments and strategies in qPCR.

Attracting industry & academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology / diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, GMO, mRNA, NGS, bioinformatics and data management, the conference agenda will examine the latest strategies, developments and case studies using the technologies to further research in areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnosis, diagnostic & clinical applications, microbiology, food microbiology, plant / ecology genomics and other novel applications.

Unlike other meetings, the qPCR & digital PCR Congress will feature 40 international speakers drawn from academia and industry. This unique blending of academia and industry will provide you with the widest possible range of views on qPCR research and also on the developments in digital PCR, as this new technology becomes more widespread. The Congress has been structured to deliver insights into the latest research

through a series of commentaries, panel discussions, case-studies and poster- resentations featuring developments, not just in Human research, but also lant/Ecology, and Food research.

Confirmed Speakers include

Keith Jerome, Professor and Head, Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Associate Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Philippe Corbisier, Scientific / Technical Project Manager, Joint Research Center, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Standards for Innovation and Sustainable Development (SID), European Commission, Belgium

Emiliano Toso, Molecular Biology Head, Merck Serono, Italy


Thierry Bonnevay, Microbiology Platform Head, Sanofi Pasteur, France

Yiu-Lian Fong, Executive Director, Companion Diagnostic Development, Novartis Oncology, USA

Mao Mao, Research Fellow, Oncology Research, Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, USA

Arndt Schmitz, Founding Scientist, Global Biomarker - Research Biobank, Bayer Pharma AG, Germany


Afif Michel Abdel Nour, Associate Professor, Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahad Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Alberto Bardelli, Department of Oncological Sciences, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC) University of Torino, Italy

Barbara Brezna, VÚP Food Research Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia

Philip Day, Reader in Quantitative Analytical Genomics, Manchester University, Director of Quantitative Molecular Medicine and Principal Investigator at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, UK

Tanja Dreo, Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia

Pierre Laurent-Puig, Director, Professor Molecular Basis of the Response to

Xenobiotics, Descartes University, France

David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Burgos, Spain

Michael Ryckelynck, ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France

Anders Ståhlberg, Senior Scientist, Dept of Pathology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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