CALL for scientific contributions - qPCR & NGS 2013
===>>>  TALK  and  POSTER   Abstracts  <<<===

Please submit your symposium contribution (TALK or POSTER abstract)
using the Internet based abstract submission platform ConfTool

Submission Deadline is elongated until 8th February 2013

Symposium Sessions:

Main Topic:   Molecular diagnostics

Markers in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic, markers on DNA, RNA, microRNA level, disease markers, tissue specific markers, cancer markers, stem-cells markers, differentiation markers, methylation markers diagnostic quantification methods, epigenetics, SNP analysis, high resolution melt (HRM) applications, ...

Main Topic:   Next Generation Sequencing  (NGS)
NGS applications in Genomics, Epigenomics, RNA-Seq, microRNA analysis, CHIP analysis;  NGS data handling and analysis, ... ...

Main Topic:   Transcriptional Biomarkers
A session about the discovery, identification and validation of transcriptional biomarkers. In connection to this session a METHODS special issue "Transcriptional Biomarkers" (edited by Michael W. Pfaffl) is published in January 2013. At the meeting all participants will receive a print copy of this special Methods issue  "Transcriptional Biomarkers"  METHODS 2013 59(1) pages 1-192

High throughput analysis in qPCR
High throughput and gene expression profiling platforms, 384 – 1536 well applications and more, qPCR robotics; high throughput SNP application, real-time RT-PCR arrays (mRNA and microRNA), quantitative multiplexing …

Systems biology
With the main focus on agri-veterinarian systems biology as a biology-based inter-disciplinary field that focuses on complex and holistic interactions in biological systems.

Single-cells diagnostics
Single-cell sampling, circulating tumor cells (CTS), pre-amplification techniques, laser micro dissection, sub-cellular PCR, micro-manipulation of cell clusters, cellular micro injection, FACS spotting, single-cell handling, …

MIQE & QM strategies in qPCR
The MIQE guidelines: minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments. Following these guidelines will encourage better experimental practice, allowing more reliable and unequivocal interpretation of qPCR results. QM strategies in real-time PCR to guarantee better and more valid results...

non-coding RNAs - microRNA, siRNA and long non-coding RNAs
RNAi mechanism, extraction of non-coding RNAs, RT-qPCR technologies to detect microRNA and long-non coding RNAs, siRNA applications in combination with qRT-PCR, microRNA targets and microRNA precursors, new siRNA manipulation and microRNA technologies, .....

Digital PCR  &  Nano-fluidics
Digital PCR (dPCR) can be used to directly quantify and clonally amplify nucleic acids including DNA, cDNA, mRNA or microRNA. It allows a more reliable collection and sensitive measurement of nucleic acid amounts, applications in copy number variants, point mutations, and molecular diagnostics; …

Pre-analytical Steps
Pre-amplification, sampling technologies, DNA / RNA purification, extraction efficiency, DNA / mRNA / microRNA quality control, Reverse Transcription, RT quality control, external references, results from the SPIDIA study,  ...

BioStatistics & BioInformatics
qPCR & NGS data analysis

qPCR:  Software applications, data mining,  calculation of relative expression, primer and probe design on mRNA and microRNA level, real-time PCR efficiency determination, mathematical modelling, multivariate expression profiling raw data analysis, statistics in real-time PCR, data management, multi-way expression profiling, multiple regression analysis, 3D data visualization.......
NGS:  Information technology in the era of NGS, data management, mapping and alignment algorithms, data de novo assembly,
NGS application on DNA, mRNA and microRNA level, comparison of NGS with conventional high throughput qPCR, and much more ... ...

Lunch Seminars:

  • qBASEplus - Data Analysis Lunch Seminar
  • GenEx - Data Analysis Lunch Seminar
  • Life Technologies - digital PCR Lunch Seminar
  • Genomatix - NGS data analysis Lunch Seminar

Abstract submission deadline:
Deadline is 8th February 2013

Please register using the Internet based ConfTool registration and submission platform =>

  1. Register as ConfTool User  =>  NEW USER  =>  Create new account
  2. Register as symposium PARTICIPANT  =>  for the symposium and/or workshops
  3. Submit Contribution  =>  submit your TALK and/or POSTER  abstract(s)
  4. Please indicate in which Session you want to present either a POSTER or give an TALK Presentation via MS PowerPoint

The official conference and workshop language is ENGLISH.  No simultaneous translation will be provided.
All oral presentations, posters and abstracts must be presented in English
All scientific contributions will be published in the qPCR & NGS 2013 Symposium Proceedings  -  ISBN to be announced The symposium proceedings will including all Abstracts, Posters and Oral Presentations. Proceedings will be published as FULL PDF PRESENTATIONS on the symposium web page, as in the previous years. As wanted by the authors the PDF download of the contributions is password protected and only accessible for Symposium or Application Workshop participants.

Poster Layout:
  • Until autumn 2013 the PDF download of the contributions is password protected and only accessible for Symposium and Workshop participants.
  • The abstract should be a one-page document based on unpublished material and written in good standard English. The text should clearly state objectives, methodology, results, and conclusion. Simple tables and graphs are allowed.
  • Poster will be DIN A0   (portrait format  =>  120 cm/48 inch high x 90 cm/35 inch wide)
  • Presentation of every communication at the Conference is subjected to formal registration of at least one co-author.
  • All scientific contributions will be published in the qPCR & NGS 2013 Symposium Proceedings  -  ISBN to be announced

Please direct your enquiry to our scientific organisation team, headed by Michael W. Pfaffl
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