Kjell Kirschbaum

Kjell Kirschbaum

Kjell Kirschbaum, M.Sc., is a Global Market Manager based in QIAGEN’s Venlo office, the Netherlands. He trained as a bioveterinary scientist at the University of Utrecht and has hands-on experience in nucleic acid and protein purification, cell culture, PCR and qPCR technology. Kjell joined QIAGEN in 2011 as a CRM specialist, regularly interacting with customers about their day-to-day experimental needs and offering relevant solutions. Currently, he is involved in managing global projects for sample preparation and automation technologies.

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The power of immunomagnetic CTC detection – Meet the AdnaTest family

The importance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in cancer research is broadly accepted in the scientific community today. Since CTCs undergo phenotypic changes known as the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), they are a valuable indicator for disease progression and therapy resistance. To learn from CTCs, we must be able to effectively detect and characterize them. There… Read article →


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Let’s celebrate DNA Day!

April 25, 1953, is a day to remember. That’s the day, sixty-five years ago, that DNA’s double-helical structure was published for the first time in a paper by James Watson and Francis Crick. The paper, printed in the journal Nature, together with papers from Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, included evidence that the structure existed… Read article →


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Smoothing the path to successful RNA isolation

I’m always excited to watch curling during the Winter Olympics – great teams from around the world competing and aiming for nothing less than gold. It might look easy as they try to get the stone as close to the button as possible. But it is really much more difficult, because there are so many… Read article →



Reindeer Mysteries

It’s that time of year to unwrap mysteries of the reindeer

As Christmas is approaching, it’s time to wrap up warm, listen to Christmas songs and wait for Santa to arrive on his sleigh. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of those well-known Christmas characters, however, his unique red nose and how he is able to fly still remain a mystery. Rudolph´s real-life counterpart, also… Read article →