Looking forward while looking back! Stream our top qPCR tips & tricks and tell us your topic ideas for 2018!

Tackle your challenges in qPCR

In one of my last blog posts, I talked about the widespread phenomenon of ‘FOMO’, or ‘Fear Of Missing Out’. Do you sometimes feel like you’re missing out on interesting things, simply because you have a busy schedule and can’t fit everything in? Or do you have the fear, now that the end of the year is approaching, that you might have missed important information that could have changed your research fundamentally? Then I have the perfect solution for you – at least as far as PCR and qPCR are concerned!

Don’t stress yourself if you missed one of our webinars about critical factors and practical hints in (q)PCR. I went through 2017 and created an overview of our two most successful webinars.

Tackle your challenges in qPCR: In this 2-part webinar series we covered critical steps for efficient and precise gene expression studies using real-time PCR technology. In the first part, we discussed the effect of RNA integrity on real-time PCR results and gave tips to help achieve a true RNA profiling suitable for real-time PCR studies. We introduced improved methods for cDNA synthesis, especially optimized for real-time PCR analyses. The second part focused more on multiplex real-time PCR as a powerful tool for gene expression analysis, viral load monitoring, genotyping, and many other applications. We discussed the amplification and detection of several genomic DNA, cDNA, or RNA targets in the same reaction and the advantages that come along with that – including, getting the most data from precious samples, increased throughput, more reliable results and last, but not least, reduced costs. If you missed the 2-part series, feel free to visit us and watch the webinars on-demand!

  • Critical factors for successful multiplex PCR: There are critical factors we recommend for planning and performing endpoint multiplex PCR. We discussed this in detail in this webinar session. Additionally, multiplex PCR chemistry has been gaining increasing popularity among scientists who are utilizing it for their next-generation sequencing workflows. In this webinar, we included a broad range of customer examples, detailing how they use multiplex PCR in their daily research. Look back and watch the webinar on your mobile phone or desktop device and make sure you haven’t missed anything!


Looking forward – Tell us which qPCR webinar topics you would like us to cover in 2018! Please comment below or visit us here.

Laura Alina Mohr, M.Sc.

Laura Alina Mohr joined QIAGEN in 2015. She received her Master’s Degree in Chemical Biology at the Technical University Dortmund in Germany. During this time, she was involved in Systemic Cell Biology research at the prestigious Max Planck Institute. Before joining QIAGEN, Laura Alina worked at the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, where she first focused on DNA damage/repair pathways and telomere biology. Later, she joined the Muscle Development, Aging and Regeneration program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. At QIAGEN she is interested in gene expression profiling focusing on various biological pathways, e.g. cancer research and neurodegeneration.

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