Event Date/Time: Jun 27, 2005
End Date/Time: Jun 28, 2005
High-throughput nucleic-acid based technologies are revolutionizing modern biology - none more so than PCR – the most sensitive technique to amplify and detect low abundance mRNA and minute amounts of DNA. While PCR is the backbone of molecular biology it has not achieved the same throughput as more recent technologies such as microarrays, biochips, and parallel whole genome sequencing. Success in any of these areas depends on a balanced combination of good ex6perimental design, sample preparation, probe design, amplification, detection, and analysis as well as selection of equipment and reagents. Applications are amplified exponentially.
New technical developments that improve the performance of nucleic acid amplification and detection, as well as practical examples of how these techniques are used, is the emphasis of this meeting.