qPCR Congress

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 17, 2009
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Oxford Global Conferences is proud to present qPCR Congress 2009 (www.qpcr-congress.com), which is to be held on the 16th & 17th November 2009 in London. The congress is the single most focused event in Europe dedicated to key technological and scientific trends & advances in qPCR in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, as well as academic institutions.

The advancement of real-time or quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) extends the usefulness of PCR technology. There are numerous applications for qPCR in the laboratory and the technology is commonly used for both diagnostic and research applications. The technology may be used in determining how the genetic expression of a particular gene changes over time. This conference explores effective strategies, technologies and applications of qPCR in accelerating drug discovery and the development of clinical diagnostics. Over two days, the 2 events will attract over 120 senior-level decision makers working in discovery, biomarkers, gene expression, molecular biology, and clinical & diagnostics development and bioinformatics & data management from the UK, Europe and US. This prestigious event provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to learn more about key solutions being provided to their industry, network with their peers, and address key industry concerns through a series of cutting edge conference presentations in a professional yet relaxed environment, during a 2 day conference programme.

In keeping with Oxford Global’s highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 45 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the following key topics include:

Day 1
Stream 1: qPCR in Diagnostics and Molecular Markers as well as Novel Technical Approaches
• Successful Gene Expression Analysis using real-time PCR
• Profiling technologies: multivariate and multiway expression profiling, temporal expression profiling and spatiotemporal maps
• Other technologies: High resolution melt, Immuno PCR, Methylation sensitive PCR, SNP analysis, microRNA detection and Multiplex technologies
• Development of clinical diagnostics and clinical Development – use in therapeutic areas such as cancer and infectious diseases
Stream 2: Bioinformatics and Data Management
• Bioinformatics
• Data management: software applications, data mining, data visualization, biostatistics, multivariate statistics

Day 2
Stream 1: qPCR in Drug Discovery and Development
• Assay optimisation and validation strategies
• New applications of qPCR- High throughput applications, Real-time RT-PCR arrays and Digital PCR
• The discovery of Biomarkers: Disease markers, Tissue specific markers, Cancer markers, Stem cells, Differentiation markers and Cancer stem cells
• The potential and use of qPCR reagents and instrumentation
Stream 2: Next Generation Sequencing – High Throughput Sequencing Platforms