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Upcoming events:
Our previous events
2004 - 2017

qPCR dPCR & NGS 2017   (in Freising-Weihenstephan DE)   qPCR & NGS 2015    qPCR & NGS 2013   Genomics Research Asia 2012 (in Daejeon SK)    qPCR 2011    qPCR 2011 (in Prague CZ)   qPCR 2010 (in San Francisco US)   qPCR 2010 (in Vienna AT)   qPCR 2010 (in Gothenburg SE)    qPCR 2009    qPCR 2009 (in San Francisco US)   qPCR 2008 (in San Francisco US)    qPCR 2007    qPCR 2007 (in San Francisco, US)    qPCR 2005   qPCR 2005 (in Leipzig DE)   qPCR 2004  (1st meeting in Freising-Weihenstephan DE)         

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qPCR Workshops:

qPCR curses are held regularly in Göteborg (Sweden)
and Prague (Czech Republic)

Our highly appreciated courses are suitable for researchers, technicians, post-graduate students or anyone that wants to learn more about real-time PCR and real-time PCR related technologies. Most of our courses have both theoretical and practical parts where the participants get to do experiments themselves under experienced supervision. Different course modules are available at different occasion and you may take a full week course or just a single course module  =>  TATAA course event calendar

3 days Hands-on qPCR 2 days Hands-on qPCR  1 day Sample preparation
3 days Exp design & data analysis 2 days Exp design & data analysis  1 day Immuno-qPCR

2 days Single cell analysis
 1 day Multiplex PCR

 1 day HRM

 1 day MicroRNA analysis

 1 day Quality control in MDx

Worldwide qPCR dPCR & NGS Symposia, Meetings, and Conferences:

​Confirmed Speakers Include:
  • Prof Carl Wittwer - Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah Medical School and adjunct professor of BioMedical Engineering at the University of Utah. Inventor of SYBR Green qPCR and HRM
  • Dr Jan Ruijter - Inventor of LinReg PCR
  • Prof Michael W. Pfaffl - Life Science Center Weihenstephan, Technical University, Munich, Germany. Inventor of REST Analysis

​Enjoy the Taronga Centre's boutique dining and million dollar views, while listening to the latest developments in:
  • qPCR and NGS
  • qPCR Inhibition
  • qPCR data analysis
  • Extreme qPCR
  • HSM (High Speed Melting Analysis)
  • HRM (High Resolution Melt Analysis)
  • Highly multiplex qPCR tests
  • Multiplex-Tandem PCR
  • Coupling PCR to single-molecule digital counting
  • Digital PCR
  • Efficiency determination (standard curve vs linear regression analysis)
  • 3 base qPCR
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Mini-symposium on digital PCR

May 15, 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Auditorium E (entrance 32)
Campus UZ Ghent
Corneel Heymanslaan 10
9000 Ghent,  Belgium

Keynote speaker:  Dr. J. Huggett,  LGC and UCL, UK

Dr Huggett read genetics in Liverpool University followed by a PhD in Cardiff University where he studied the transcription in bone disease. Particularly interested in the application of advanced molecular methods to clinical scenarios he moved to UCL in 2002 to take up a senior research fellow position with Professor Alimuddin Zumla. Here he investigated diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases in developing world settings before moving to LGC in 2009, while retaining an honorary lectureship at UCL, which he still holds. At LGC, which is the UK’s designated national measurement institute role for chemical and bio-analytical measurement, he has led a large number of molecular diagnostics, genomics and nucleic acid research projects. This work focuses on high accuracy measurement as well as strengthening the traceability of measurements that underpin legislation, regulation and standardisation. In 2016 Dr Huggett joined the University of Surrey as a Senior Lecturer and holds a joint appointment with LGC.

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MicroRNA Analysis
Learn how to extract and analyze miRNA with appropriate techniques!

Target audience:   Researchers interested in analyzing microRNA.
Entrance qualifications:   Basic knowledge about microRNA and molecular analyses.

Description:  This course (2 days miRNA analysis) introduces miRNA including its variant forms. Methods to extract and purify microRNA and prepare it for analysis including quality control. Methods for microRNA expression analysis are presented and compared, to learn how to too choose the best method for each study. Analysis of microRNA data is also discussed including challenging normalization.


Human Genomics
Molecular Pathogenesis
Molecular Cardiology

Molecular Surgery
Molecular Psychology
Viral Oncology
Traditional Chinese Medicine

SAVE THE DATE --  18-22 March 2019

9th international Gene Quantification Event
Symposium  &  Industrial Exhibition  &  Application Workshops

18 - 22 March 2019
in Freising-Weihenstephan

School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan, Germany

Gene Quantification Event 2019


Conferences  |  Training Courses  |  Virtual Events

qPCR Seminars and Education Programs:

Free of charge web seminars

Sigma-Aldrich is pleased to be able to bring you a series of webex seminars dedicated to qPCR. They will include technical presentations from international speakers discussing the latest techniques and aspects of qPCR. To register, go to QPCR Seminars
Sigma-Aldrich has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar series devoted to the technical aspects of qPCR and RT-qPCR.

Expert speakers will cover areas such as:
  • QPCR assay design and optimisation
  • Template handling and purification
  • Focus on the optimisation of RT-qPCR
  • Various approaches to genetic analysis
  • Working with limiting samples
  • Data analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Assay improvement option for challenging assays
  • LNA technology and application
Seminar grading key:
  • Level 1 - terrified and beginners
  • Level 2 - something for everyone but a background knowledge is assumed
  • Level 3 - improvers, seminars focused on specific areas of interest
  • Level 4 - brave and experienced, delving into the fine detail and the more troublesome aspects of the technique
Available Seminars:

Author Seminar Title
Mudassir Mohammed, Ph.D. An Introduction to qPCR
Valerie Hawkes, Ph.D. Assay Design and Optimisation
Neven Zoric, M.Sc. Approaches to Normal qPCR — Facing the Challenge of Normalization
Tania Nolan, Ph.D. Deriving a Troubleshooting Protocol
Mikael Kubista, Prof. A Statistical Approach to qPCR Gene Expression Data Analysis
Marina Tshuikina, Ph.D. An Introduction to Epigenetics Analysis by qPCR
Valerie Hawkes, Ph.D. Improving the Discrimination and Sensitivity of qPCR Assays using LNA
Chris Bass, Ph.D. Development of DNA-based Diagnostic Assays for Sensitive Screening of Mosquito Disease Vector Populations
Michael Pfaffl, Ph.D. Influence of RNA Integrity on Real-Time RT-PCR Quantification Data
Vladimir Benes microRNA Profiling
Rebecca Hands Technical Tips on LCM Extraction for mRNA Profiling
Jens Stolte cDNA Amplification with GenomePlex® Complete Whole Genome Amplification Kit
Tanya Novak, M.Sc. The SPUD Assay Has an Important Role in the Interpretation of Detecting Pneumocystis DNA in Clinical Specimens

New seminars

This six webinar series on PCR will be based on MIQE guidelines. MIQE, Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative-Real Time PCR, helps scientists to design and report reliable and reproducible qPCR results. They help others to understand and replicate already conducted experiments. In this webinar series we will discuss step by step critical points which need to be taken into consideration in order to acquire reliable data.

Topics will include:
  • Basic principles of  PCR, qPCR and ddPCR
  • qPCR Assay Design
  • Importance of Sample Quality in qPCR Analysis
  • Improving Assay Quality by Optimization and Validation
  • Data Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
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