qPCR Newsletter - May 2008 - The qPCR Event Calendar

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qPCR Newsletter - May 2008 - The qPCR Event Calendar

Dear researcher,
dear Gene Quantification page reader,

Our newsletter informs about the latest news in quantitative real-time
PCR (qPCR and qRT-PCR), which are compiled and summarised on the Gene
Quantification homepage. The focus of this newsletter issue is:

- Event calendar 2008
- qPCR meetings
- qPCR seminar tour
- qPCR application workshops
- update on qPCR INFO PORTAL

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With the new qPCR INFO PORTAL and all the presented tools we will help
you with to find the right information about qPCR and related topics
in Molecular Biology in the literature and in the World Wide Web.
=>  Papers / Protocols / Methods / Databases / Alets / Feeds / Books /
Forums / E-mail / Directory



Upcoming Events World-wide academic and commercial qPCR Events

Symposia, Meetings, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Online-Seminars,
qPCR Education Program, ...etc..
Please submit your qPCR event here  =>  events from gene-


The "Advances in qPCR conference" will be co-located with RNAi Europe.
Registered delegates will have access to both meetings ensuring a very
cost-effective trip. Make the most of your trip by attending the pre-
conference qPCR training courses.

More info =>  http://www.gene-quantification.de/meetings.html#aqpcr

Agenda Topics:

- microRNA Profiling
- qPCR in Diagnostics
- Detection of Tumour Cells
- microRNA/siRNA Applications
- Epigenetics
- Chip / location analysis
- Single-Cell qPCR
- BioStatistics & Bioinformatics
- Assay QC
- Reverse Transcription

Call for Posters - Deadline: 4 August 2008



The prominent and still growing place taken by real-time quantitative
PCR in applied and fundamental research and clinical diagnostics
almost appears obvious. However, it is clear that contributions made
by various scientists and companies in the field during the last
decade rendered this technology useful and affordable for many users.

More info =>  http://www.gene-quantification.de/meetings.html#benelux

Importantly, the qPCR domain is still in constant evolution, making it
sometimes hard to stay informed about new methodological approaches or
original studies using the real-time PCR. Therefore, we have scheduled
a one day "Benelux qPCR Symposium" on October 6th 2008, giving the
opportunity to the scientific community to get informed and discuss
various aspects of real-time PCR (including but not limited to new
applications, assay optimization and validation, new technologies,
etc.). Scientific talks, posters sessions and industrial booths will
be at the menu.

Download poster =>  http://www.gene-quantification.de/qpcr_benelux_poster.pdf


qPCR Symposium USA
10. - 13. November 2008
Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport, Millbrae, CA , USA

More info =>  http://www.gene-quantification.de/meetings.html#qpcr_usa

- High throughput platforms:  High throughput applications, real-time
RT-PCR arrays, digital PCR
- Forthcoming technologies:  Immuno PCR, Methylation sensitive PCR,
SNP analysis, High resolution melt, microRNA detection, - Multiplex
- Single-cell qPCR:  Pre-amplification techniques, sub-cellular PCR,
Expression heterogeneity, laser microdissection, FACS sorting,
Enrichment of rare cells
- Multimarker diagnostics:  Disease markers, Tissue specific markers,
Cancer markers, Stem cells, Differentiation markers, Cancer stem cells
- Real-time PCR Expression Profiling:  multivariate and multiway
expression profiling, temporal expression profiling, spatiotemporal
- Pre-analytical Steps:  Sampling technologies, Extraction methods,
Reverse Transcription, Quality Control, Standards, Standard Operating
Procedures, Interlaboratory Exercises
- Normalization & Standardization:  Normalization strategies,
Reference genes, Spikes, Standard curves, multiplexing, inter-run
calibrators, quantification strategies, mRNA degradation
- Data management and data treatment:  software applications, data
mining, data visualization, biostatistics, multivariate statistics



Bio-Rad Scientific Conferences, Europe
A series of complimentary conferences presenting best-in-class
approaches and methodologies to generate reliable and accurate real-
time PCR data is detailed below.
More info =>  http://www.Bio-Rad.com/ad/PCRseminar
Flyer =>  http://www.gene-quantification.de/bio-rad-seminar-tour-europe.pdf

Confirmed Presenters:

Stephen Bustin
University of London, UK
Essential Considerations for Generating Reliable RT-qPCR Data
(Presenting in UK, Italy, and France)

Jan Hellemans
Ghent University, Belgium
Different Approaches on Normalisation of Gene Expression RT-qPCR Data
(Presenting in Spain and Germany)

Michael W. Pfaffl
TUM, Germany
Strategies in RT-qPCR: Considerations From Sample Collection to Data
Analysis (Presenting in Spain and Germany)

Jo Vandesompele
Ghent University, Belgium
Different Approaches on Normalisation of Gene Expression RT-qPCR Data
(Presenting in UK, Italy, and France)

Please note:  There is no charge for participation. Each conference
will be approximately 4 hours in duration. Refreshments will be
provided, but lunch will not be catered.
Detailed agendas will be provided upon registration =>



TATAA Biocenter Germany - qPCR Application workshops

At the TATAA Biocenter Germany we offer qPCR application workshops,
the 3-day Core Module and a 2-day Biostatistics Module.  qPCR courses
are held in regularly in Göteborg, Sweden, in English and in Freising-
Weihenstephan, Germany, in German and English, and in Prague, Czech
Republic in English and Czech.
Depending on the occasion the workshop language and the different
prices may apply. Further customized workshops and specialized
trainings will be held as well across Europe and world-wide. TATAA
Biocenter Germany courses are held in cooperation with the Institute
of Physiology, located at the Technical University of Munich, in
Freising-Weihenstephan, near Munich, very close to the Munich Airport
(MUC). For more information and to register for the qPCR application
workshops, please see our web page:  http://tataa.gene-quantification.info/

Course Occasions 2008:
3-day qPCR Core Module  (Mon. - Wed.)    and     2-day BioStatistics
Module (Thu. - Fri.)

*   7 - 11th July 2008  (in Freising, Germany, English language)
*   15 - 19th September 2008  (in Freising, Germany, English language)
*   13 - 17 October 2008 (in Freising, Germany, Kurs wird in DEUTSCH
gehalten, German language)
*   24 - 28th November 2008  (in Freising, Germany, English language)

Please register here  =>  http://www.tataa.com/Courses/Courses.html


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Best regards,

Michael W. Pfaffl
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