media feedback - participant comments
from the previous years 2009 - 2013
Dear Michael, Sylvia and Martina

Thanks for your email.  And a HUGE thanks for putting on such a fantastic event.  We found the event to be exceptionally well organised.  The quality
of all of the hospitality and entertainment was exceptional.  All of theBioEPS GmbH were enormously friendly and helpful too.
As always the scientific content of the event was varied.  Some good, some not so good, but this is not under your control! However there was a lot of
excellent science presented and some real highlights...not least Kary Mulis'captivating talk on the Monday afternoon.

Thanks again and we look forward to attending again in future.

with best wishes

Jim Wicks PhD
Project Manager
PrimerDesign Ltd

Cheers and thanks for the great meeting which I thought was really great this year. Lots of interesting people around.

Prof Stephen Bustin BA(Mod) PhD
Professor of Molecular Science
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dear Organisers,

Thank you very much for a well executed event. 

Kind regards
Kassie Hirani
General Manager
Dear Michael,
After almost two days of reflection I can say that I very much enjoyed the qPCR event in Freising. I met a lot of interesting and interested people and I will certainly pursue some those contacts. So thanks for the organisation.

Dr. J.M. Ruijter
Dept. Anatomy and Embryology
the Netherlands

Liebe qPCR-Organisatoren,

Der Kongress war einfach wieder Klasse!  Herzlichen Dank für die hervorragende Organisation!

Ihr Wolfgang Schäfer

Dear organizers,

Thank you for the well organized and informative qPCR symposium.

Best regards

Dr. Tanja Scheuermann
Application Lab
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Nonnenwald 2
82377 Penzberg / Germany

Hello Michael, Sylvia, and Martina,

Thank you again for a well-organized and informative meeting.


Viresh Patel, Ph.D. | Senior Product Manager | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Dear organisation team,

thank you for wanderful organisation of the symposium qPCR 2009 Event. I
was participated for the first time and I enjoyed the meeting and the workshop.

Here is my poster presentation in a PDF file format.

Best regards and see you on the next symposium,

Marija Jedrt Mandelc Mazaj
University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Hi Michael,

This was really a good meeting!  First time I go there; for sure the first of a long series...

Best regards,


Maxime Eugene
Marketing Manager
EUROGENTEC - Building 2
LIEGE science park
4102 Seraing - Belgium 

Dear Sylvia,
Dear Michael,

It was my pleasure to participate in the meeting.
I will however recall a great meeting and both of you when I drink the liquids given to me as a present.
I would like to thank you very much for inviting me and I hope to see you again during the 5th meeting.

All the best - and please excuse that I gave away a package of Weihenstephaner to the people from the technical service who did a great job without first asking for your permission. All your helpers performed in an excellent way.

Hans Nitschko

+ Supernice meeting: one to come back to !
- Posterhall should be opened longer than until 3pm
- To my opinion, every topic should start with a long plenary session giving an overview of all the basic information and briefly some updates, prospects, problems..., followed by shorter talks (without the same introduction) about new methods, applications,...
Best regards, Mario.
Dr. Mario Van Poucke
Laboratory Coordinator
Laboratory for Animal Genetics
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University
Heidestraat 19, B-9820 Merelbeke, BELGIUM

Dear Michael,

Please can I congratulate you on a very successful meeting last week both myself and my Applied Biosystems had a successful meeting



Debra Ann Nickson PhD
INVITROGEN Regional Business Manager EMEA
Molecular Biology Systems
3 Fountain Drive, Inchinnan Business Park
Paisley. PA4 9RF

Dear qPCR 2009 organizer,
First let me thank for the warm welcome and the excellent organisation.
Please find attached a pdf of my poster contribution.
Thank you again and hope seeing you in the next qPCR symposium.
Best regards
Afif Abdel Nour

Thank you for a very interesting and well-organized meeting!

Susanne Ulbrich
Insitute of Physiology

To whom it may concern,

Thank you very much for hosting an excellent conference once again.


Ben Sowers
Senior Scientist
Biosearch Technologies, Inc.
81 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949-5728

Dear Michael,

I wanted to thank you for your hospitality during the qPCR meeting. It
was an excellent program and I learned very much. I do plan on attendingin 2011.

Best wishes,

George Vandemark
Grain Legume Genetics
303 Johnson Hall Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164 - United States of America

Dear Michael,

me and my colleagues would like to thank for the wonderful time in Freising
and for excellent organisation of the whole symposium.

Best regards,

Petr Kralik

Veterinary Research Institute
Department of Food and Feed Safety
Molecular Mycobacteriology Unit
O.I.E. Reference Laboratories for Paratuberculosis and Avian Tuberculosis
Hudcova 70
Brno 621 00 - Czech Republic


Thanks for being such a gracious host.  I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.

Thanks again,

Steve Judd

Dear organisers,

It was a pleasure attending and participating in the qPCR2011 Event. I especially liked the accent on new developments and the presence of speakers with broad experience in the field. Together with the possibilities to directly contact the industry made the visit absolutely worthwhile.

I don’t know if separate sessions and discussion sessions really add to the quality of the event. Better keep the quality of the speakers as high as possible and focused on the scope of new technological advancements.

Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to present my work and looking forward to a next qPCR event,

With kind regards,

Ronald van Eijk
Laboratory Researcher
Department of Pathology
Leiden University Medical Center 9600, L1-Q/P3-34
Albinusdreef 2
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

Dear Organizers,

as always - it was a great pleasure to be in Weihenstephan!

Best wishes
Guido Krupp

Dear qPCR 2011 Team,

Thank you very much for your wonderful organization. Everything was great. I really enjoyed the meeting, the workshops, and my stay in Freising.
When I came back to my university, I mentioned a lot about your organization to my colleagues. Although everyone thinks the payment is very much for a student, as for me it was worth.
Freising is a very beautiful and peaceful city so do the campus. As a student I really get jealous the students of TUM. I would like to do my PhD at such a university.
It was a full scientific and social enthusiasm week for me, thank you for organizing this type of successful occasions for us.

I look forward the coming qPCR Events (may be qPCR 2012).

Best Regards

Fatih University
Istanbul / TURKEY

Dear Michael and Sylvia,

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your fantastic meeting.  You are wonderful and gracious hosts and I appreciate all the work you and your team did to provide the meeting as well as the extra curricular events. 

The Pros of the meeting for me were: 1.  Learning about the new developments in the emerging areas of single cell analysis and digital qPCR.  2. I enjoyed the next gen sequencing presentations, especially the non-commercial presentations.  3.  The meeting layout and program promoted networking and sharing ideas with others. 4.  The support staff was outstanding and did a great job at both the meeting and non-meeting events.

The only Con I have is the high level of commercial presentations that were part of the program.  Some vendors did try to give a more scientific style of presentation. But there were a few that gave more of a sales pitch than science.  Perhaps it could be encouraged that if a vendor wants to present at the meeting that they ask a non-company scientist who has been using their product to speak.

Kevin L. Knudtson
University of Iowa
DNA Facility
323 EMRB
Iowa City, IA  52242  USA

Hi Michael, Martina and Sylvia,

Attached please find a pdf version of the poster. I would like to thank you again for your wonderful hosting and seamless organization of the conference.

Kind regards,

Alex Chagovetz

Dear Prof. Pfaffl,
Many thanks to you and your team for this excellent symposium.
best regards

Regina Konrad

Dr. Regina Konrad
Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL)
Veterinärstr. 2
D-85764 Oberschleißheim

Dear qPCR 2011 organisers,

The conference was excellent and very enjoyable.

The content of the seminars was excellent- but in some cases the chairs did not exercise quite enough discipline regarding time (this is important with parallel sessions).
The advertised poster sessions, apart from the Monday night (which was excellent, well attended and plenty of discussion!) were not well attended.

The catering at this conference was the best I have ever experienced (and I am a veteran of many conferences).

It would be helpful to have a few more accommodation options linked to the conference site (or linked more prominently, if they were already there).

Best regards, and thanks again for a great conference.

Prof. Ross Barnard
Biotechnology Program
The University of Queensland

I enjoyed the conference.  Thank you.


Richard Fekete, Ph.D.
Sr. Manager, Scientists
Molecular Biology Reagents
T  512 721 3658 • F 512 651 0201
2130 Woodward St. • Austin • Texas • 78744 • U.S.A.

To the organization team,

Thank you very much for an excellent qPCR Event! I very much enjoyed both the symposium and the industrial exhibition, but unfortunately, I did not have the chance to partake in the application workshops at this occasion. All in all we had a great stay in Freising and at the Technical University of Munich. Looking forward to reviewing some of the excellent presentations, and of course, the symposium photo gallery from the event.

Wish you all a great Easter from all of us in ArcticZymes!

Best regards,

Elisabeth Andreassen

Elisabeth Lill Andreassen, M.Sc
Application Researcher
ArcticZymes AS
Sykehusveien 23
PO Boks 6463
9294 Tromsø

Dear Michael Pfaffl,

Thank you very much for well organised conference, I've learnt a lot of new things. Probably more basic researches were expected, nevertheless, I'm very satisfied that have attended it! 

With best regards,

Yulia Zabiyaka

Zabiyaka Yulia
Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera, RAMS, Moscow

Dear Sylvia,

I also wanted to thank everyone involved in organizing this meeting for a job exceptionally well done. I thoroughly enjoyed the meetings, especially the ample social activities and learned a lot from presentations and technologies presented by the various companies / exhibitors.

Viele Gruesse

Dr. Karl H. Hasenstein
Department of Biology
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA 70504-2451

Dear Dr. Michael Pfaffl,

Thank you for the whole qPCR 2011 event that  was really satisfactory both scientifically and socially. We wish to contribute more for your events in future.

Best regards,

Dr. Irem Uzonur (Assist. Prof.)

Fatih University,
Biology Department,
Istanbul, Turkey

Dear Michael

Thank you for the nice meeting. We enjoyed it very much!

Best regards

Barbara D'haene,
Biogazelle, Gent, Belgium

Hallo Michael,

nochmals vielen Dank für die Einladung zu dem Kongress. Ich fand ihn sehr gelungen und habe nur einen minimalen Verbesserungsvorschlag:
Eventuell könnte mehr Gewicht auf 10 Min-Vorträge von Doktoranden und Postdocs gelegt werden, so wie am letzten Tag.

Viele Grüße,

Andreas Untergasser

Dear organizers of the qPCR event 2011,

I would like to thank you for the successful organization of very rich, interactive and interesting congress on qPCR and NGS.
I enjoyed it a lot!

I am looking forward to see some presentations again, hence I would like to ask you when you attended to put them on the website?

The Easter days are over J

Kind regards,


Urska Cepin
National Institute of Biology - Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology
Vecna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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