Let’s go back to basics – RNA preparation and quality control

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When working hard to complete urgent experiments, it’s easy to overlook the basics, whether you’re an expert or complete beginner. One basic but critical factor to consider for sensitive downstream applications, such as qPCR, is the quality of extracted RNA.

Successful extraction of high-quality RNA, especially from some difficult sample types, can be a challenge. Therefore, it’s good to get back to the basics of sample purification and quality control in order to better understand, address and resolve the issues associated with every step.

We’re holding an exclusive 2-part webinar starting Thursday, June 22, to tackle the toughest questions in RNA sample preparation and offer you tips for troubleshooting. Registration is free, and you only have to sign up once to be registered for all sessions. After the event, you’ll receive a link to view an on-demand recording.

Save your spot today!


Check out the details of both sessions below:

Part 1: Back to Basics – Fundamental Concepts and Special Considerations in RNA Isolation

June 22, 9:30 AM EST, 2:30 PM GMT, 3:30 PM CEST

How are your RNA yields? Some sample types present special challenges in RNA purification and analysis. In this webinar, we will discuss and provide tips for the following topics:

•  The basic methods and challenges of RNA purification

•  Special considerations for challenging sample types

•  Isolating miRNA and extracellular RNA

•  Performing RNA quality checks

Join us to learn how you can apply these practical tips to get high yields of high-quality RNA.

Part 2: RNA Integrity and Quality – Standardize RNA Quality Control

June 29, 9:30 AM EST, 2:30 PM GMT, 3:30 PM CEST

RNA integrity and quality are critical to obtain meaningful and reliable downstream data. This webinar discusses the challenges and considerations of handling RNA samples, the need for quality control analysis, common methods for RNA integrity and quality assessment, as well as how to automate the process using the QIAxcel Advanced System. Application data will also be presented.

Save your spot to join the live webinar and ask your questions during the Q&A session. And don’t forget to share this with your colleagues if you think they would be interested.

Abhishek Sharma, Msc., MBA

Senior Global Market Manager, Discovery Sciences

Abhishek Sharma trained as a biochemist and has hands-on experience in nucleic acid and protein purification, tissue culturing and recombinant DNA technology. Previously, he was as a market analyst on emerging technologies in life science research. Sharma also worked in a USA-based healthcare consultancy on the discovery, development and commercialization of new disease treatments across multiple therapeutic areas. Currently, he’s involved with managing QIAGEN’s sample preparation portfolio, specializing in RNA technologies.

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