Laforest-Lapointe

Meet a microbiome researcher: Q&A with Dr. Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe

As a part of our Microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Arrieta lab, departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, and Pediatrics at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Laforest-Lapointe received her Ph.D. from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include microbial… Read article →




QIAGEN QIAseq SPE Chemistry

QIAseq and Single Primer Extension Chemistry: Redefining Amplicon-Based NGS

Targeted NGS has been widely used for the detection and confirmation of genetic changes, yet there are technical challenges that undermine precise quantification and confound analyses. Multiplex PCR and nested PCR-based library preparation approaches present primer design and specificity challenges inherent to these methods. Amplicon-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays offer many advantages for targeted enrichment…. Read article →