|Dear Dr. Pfaffl,
Thank you for organizing the qPCR symposium and workshop!
I took away a lot of useful information that will be valuable to myself
and my collegues. The Bavarian gala dinner was an EXCELLENT idea and
a wonderful experience.
At my level, I found the Saturday portion of the qPCR workshop
extremely informative and helpful (especially the presentation from
Neven Zoric). I was in the group with the morning talks and there
was a lot of great discussion. Unfortunately, due to all of the
questions there wasn't enough time to cover all the planned material.
Perhaps at the next workshop, more time should be allotted to these
very informative sessions.
Also, in my opinion it would be more beneficial to schedule
the workshop before the symposium. In the workshop, a beginner
like myself gains more clarity about many of the topics presented
in the symposium. I generated
so many thoughts and questions on Saturday that I would
have liked to talk to symposium participants about. Unfortunately
they were already gone!
Thanks again to you and your team for an excellent meeting!
Department of Zoology
253K Pearson Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
I just wanted to thank you for organising last
weeks meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward
to the next.
Jim Huggett BSc. PhD.
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Infectious Diseases
46 Cleveland Street
London, W1T 4JF
|Dear Dr. Pfaffl and members of the
I would like to thank you for allowing me to speak at such a wonderful
session. Also, many thanks for your efforts to make the workshop such
a success. It was a very nice opportunity for me to review some of the
old material as well as being introduced to the new developments in qPCR
technology. qPCR certainly has not run out of limiting reagents yet, and
is still climbing high in the exponential phase.
The Bavarian hospitality wrapped us like a confortable warm blanket
and therefore helped us to socialisze and network with ease. During those
symposium days we were united by one technique, but most of all united
by you and your organizations kindness and dedicated efforts !
I look forward to the next meeting as well as my trip to Bavaria
with optimism !
Department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
I participated in your excellent symposium in Munich recently.
Thank you for an interesting and stimulating programme.
University of Tromso
I just wanted to thank all of you for the great symposium
It was one of the best organised symposia I ever went.
The selected talks were very nice, we had a good place
for our stand, the social programm was well organized.....
I hope we will have in the future more of the great symposia.
Senior Product Manager
|Dear Michael, Ulrich and other organizers,
First off, let me congratulate you and your team on a
fine symposium! I hope that you have had a chance to enjoy some well-deserved
rest and relaxation.
Thanks and very best regards,
Senior Research Associate
Nucleic Acids Analysis Lab
Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int'l, a DuPont Company
|Dear Dr. Michael
I supposed you already have received countless
compliment of organising this wonderful conference.
Despite it, i still wish to thank you for your
generosity treat and your lovely team. We thoroughly
enjoyed every minutes of it. Well, no pressure
for the next year's conference them.
Big cheers and see you next year.
Susan, Jung-Su, Chang,
Mphill/PhD student, UCL, university college London
Center for infectious disease & international
46 Cleveland Street, London,WC1X8LD
Thank you for the opportunity to speak at your symposium. I have attached
a pdf of my talk as requested.
I was very impressed at the quality of discussions during and after
the talks. I am sure that this has stimulated a better understanding of
qPCR and its associated challenges - for both the researchers and the reviewers.
Hilary K. Srere, Ph. D.
Marketing Manager - Amplification
2000 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
Thank you so much for organising the meeting. It was a huge endeavour
that was very well executed. My only regret was that I was unable
to attend all of the seminars. As I mentioned to you earlier, my
recommendation would be to have special interest seminars (eg Food hygiene,
Pathogen detection) running concurrently, with general interest ones (eg
new chemistries, data analysis) available to all attendees.
I very much look forward to the next meeting.
Babette Fahey, PhD
International Field Applications Specialist
MJ Research, Inc.
590 Lincoln Street
Waltham, MA 02451
here is my feedback to the events, in blue:
· well done, Stratagene
got an excellent position for the booth and the breaks were also very helpful
in allowing the customers visiting the booth. Ulrich Wild and Michael Paffl
were very, very helpful indeed.
· quantity and
quality of the talks
· the quantity
might have been too much – maybe less talks or one day more.
· There was a lot
of information to be gathered at once
· poster session
· I heard some
complaints in having it parallel to the talks, but I couldn’t visit it
· the communication
here was very poor. Something to be improved. The companies that were taking
part on the workshop were not informed about the program in advance and were
not aware of what exactly would be happening with enough time upfront, resulting
in bad organization for both parties
· catering and
· Excellent. Very
good food and entertainment.
Thank you all. Elisete
Elisete Pedrollo, Ph.D.
Regional Sales Manager - GAS
Thanks again for inviting me to a wonderful meeting.
As promised, I attach my presentation as PPT file.
Hope to see you again.
Dr. ir. Jo Vandesompele
Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG)
Ghent University Hospital, 1K5
De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
|Dear Dr. Pfaffl
Thank you very much to you, Ulrich Wild and the rest of the team for
organising this excellent symposium. I managed to learn quite a bit and
talk to many interesting people while enjoying myself at the same time
- the ultimate achievement of a successful conference in my opinion.
You asked for both positive and negative feedback and so I'll try to
do my best.
Very well organised from start to finish.
A few areas where I believe improvements could make the experience even
- A delegate list available up front (also even if it is just a preliminary
- Make delegates aware up front that printed programmes will not be supplied.
Quantity and quality of talks:
- I think the number of talks were just right.
- Some talks were more sales pitched than scientifically relevant
- It was very nice with a mixture of long and short presentations.
- More time for poster sessions. Maybe instead of parallel programmes
based entirely on talks, part of this could be poster sessions?
- Posters located more centrally to the main area.
- Good idea to divide them into subjects.
- Several of the Friday afternoon talks were not particularly relevant
from a scientific point of view.
- The talk on Saturday was much more useful, although some breaks along
the way would have been nice.
- The qPCR instrumentation presentation was a good opportunity to ask
specific questions to manufacturers and to compare instruments.
Catering and evening events:
- Having people stay on site for the excellent buffet on the first evening
was a brilliant idea. It was a good opportunity to get to know a lot of
people and to exchange thoughts and ideas. It was very enjoyable.
- The Bavarian dinner at the Weihenstephaner Brewery on the second night
was the highlight of the social events. I had a very good time. Please
keep that one in the programme for next year.
- Lunch in the cafeteria was all right, but a bit stressed for time with
only one hour available and long queues to negotiate.
- The workshop lunch was superb.
- Coffee breaks were good, no excuse for starving during the talks.
- The idea of serving the excellent Bavarian beer straight after the
last talks made people stay around and fuelled numerous discussions and
possibilities for establishing new contacts.
Also a big thank you to the staff taking care of registration
and catering. They did a marvellous job.
In summary, I would say that this was the best conference
I have attended so far and I will be looking forward to the 2nd International
qPCR Symposium next year.
Morten T. Andersen
TW11 0LY, UK
|Thank you for
a great symposium. It was very nice to meet you all.
Here comes my poster as a ppt-file that I didn't send
before the conference.
|Hallo Dr. Pfaffl,
zum einen möchte ich Ihnen und allen Verantwortlichen
zur Organisation des überaus interessanten und erfolgreichen
Symposiums gratulieren und mich für die Möglichkeit
der Teilnahme bedanken.
Außerdem sende ich Ihnen mein Poster zur
Veröffentlichung auf Ihrer Homepage zu.
Nochmals vielen Dank!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Frauenklinik FSU Jena
|Hi Dr Pfaffl,
Many thanks for a terrific symposium.
My concern now is to accurately transfer the information
to my colleagues, so I am delighted that you will post the talks
on the website. I have made some comments below, this is from an Australian's
a bound book of the abstracts in the conference bag would have been
a note pad
a ½ day free time to view posters, give some mental relief,
or shop in beautiful Freising would be appreciated (I could not manage
any of these)
I was surprised at the cost to participants, since it was essentially
a trade demonstration (and very useful)
insufficient free time to view posters
some of the poster areas were too cramped to allow easy viewing and
student canteen adequate
lunch at workshop first class
Bavarain night first class
the Bavarian night was first class, fabulous atmosphere and company
The tone of the conference was very friendly and open,
suited to free exchange of information.
I am looking forward to attending next year.
Lesley Snell FIBMS
Senior Medical Scientist
Dept.Haematology & Genetic Pathology SouthPath
Flinders Medical Centre Bedford Park
South Australia 5042
|Dear Ulrich and Michael:
Thank you and congratulations to
both of you for organizing such an
excellent meeting. My travel to and from Friesing
was very smooth and my
head is buzzing with new ideas. Those are the
signs of a really good
All the Best,
Larry Wangh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Zuerst möchte ich Ihnen noch einmal schreiben,
dass der Kongress wirklich hervorragend war und es sicher einmal
Zeit, dass jemand so etwas macht. Es war perfekt organisiert und ich
wollte Ihnen noch einmal danken.
Außerdem hätte ich gerne ein Passwort
für das REST Tool.
Vielen DANK und beste Grüße aus Berlin,
Dr. Andreas Nitsche
Robert Koch Institut
Zentrum für Biologische Sicherheit 1
|Thank you for very nice symposium. I
had such an nice opportunity to
solve some problems we were having using the the method
and I think that
with out this meeting our method optimization would
have been lot harder.
Juha Eljas A. Knuuttila
P.O. Box 56
00014 University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Street address: Viikinkaari 4 (Cultivator II, Office:
Congratulations on organising and hosting such an excellent
trade exhibition. The venue was appropriate, the
stimulating and the food satisfying ... but I still preferred
the beer! I
look forward to the next event and would like to receive
attending both as a vistor and, potentially, as an exhibitor.
Will you be publishing a list of names and contact details
participants of the symposium?
Michael P. Andreou
Unit 2, Genesis Business Centre
Thanks again for a great symposium and for help
with the arrangements.
Here are my posters in PDF, they may be published
on the website as we agreed (password protected in the beginning,
free access later).
war echt klasse die Tagung - hat mir viel Spaß
gemacht. Vielen Dank nochmal für die Einladung.
Viele Grüße, und vielleicht bis bald,
Dr.med. Dr.med.vet. Tanja P. Neuvians
|Dear Dr. Pfaffl!
Thank you very much for an excellent 1st qPCR Symposium!
I really enjoyed
it. I also enjoyed reading your article on the "Standardized
of real-time PCR efficiency from a single reaction set-up".
Department of Haematology and Oncology
Rogaland Central Hospital
P.O. Box 8100
|Sehr geehrter Michael Pfaffl, sehr
geehrter Ulrich Wild
das erste internationale QPCR Meeting war eines der sympathischsten
Tagungen an der ich teilgenommen habe. Vielen Dank auch an ihr Team
welches jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite stand und besser organisiert
war als mancher professioneller Veranstalter. Beim 2. QPCR Meeting 2005
sind wir sicher wieder dabei.
It was a real pleasure to attend the 1st International qPCR
Symposium and Application Workshop. I learned a lot during those days.
Would you be so kind to give me access to the abstracts of oral and
It would be very useful to have the powerpoint or pdf presentations.
By the way, it would be nice to see also the portuguese flag
in your website :)
Congratulations once more.
All the best,
Laboratorio de Genómica Funcional
Centro de Histocompatibilidade do Centro
Praceta Mota Pinto, piso 4, Apartado 9041
3001-301 Coimbra, Portugal
|Dear DR. Ulrich,
It was great experiences for us to join the symposia and workshop
even the cold weather did not compromised with us. Thank you for your
excellent Bavarian dinner.
Please send us Certificate of symposia and workshop for each
of us because we need it as a report to our Dean.
Dr. Adi Priyana
Dr. Widyasari Kumala MS. Sp.MK
Medical Faculty of Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
|Sehr geehrter Herr
Ich habe die Organisation des Symposium sehr gut gefunden.
Es waren sehr viele Vorträge, aber ich bin der Meinung dass man
ist in der Tagung für 2-3 Tagen und es mußen viele fachliche
Sachen besprochen , und mit vielen unterschiedlichen Personen Kontakt
Nur ein kleiner Fehler: Die Posters wurden in sehr kleinen,
ein bischen eng und unübersichtlichen Räumen gestehlt, an
wenigsten die Posters in Untergeschoß.
Vielen Dank und bis nächstes Jahr!
Mag. Sandra Revilla Fernández
Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit
Bereich Veterinärmedizin Mödling, Institut
für Virologie, Abteilung PCR
Apologies for the delay in writing but I have been travelling since the
QPCR meeting.I just wanted to say it was an excellent meeting for us in terms
of both the commercial opportunities offered as well as the way it was organised,
congratulations to all the team members. We would be delighted to return,should
you decide to reconvene next October.
Can you pls send me contact details for the attendees-understood it may
have been on the web site but have not been able to find the list. Thanks
6 The Business Centre
Harvard Way, Kimbolton
Cambridgeshire PE28 0NJ, United Kingdom
|Dear Dr. Michael Pfaffl,
!!! and the bavarian dinner...excellent!!!
8 ( but much expensive )
quantity and quality of the talks
poster session 7
application workshop 4 ( in my opinion this one
have to be for free ! )
catering and evening events 10
Dr. Gianni Carraro
|Greetings from the US!
Unfortunately we were not able to attend the workshop a couple
of weeks ago, but from the looks of the website it appears to have been
a huge success!
We are very interested in the latest qPCR information, however
we noticed that access to the abstracts is limited to participants.
Is it possible that this status will change so that those of us who
were not able to attend can learn from what was presented?
U of Maryland
Institute of Human Virology
|Dear Dr. Pfaffl and co organizers,
Thank you very much for a terrific meeting, which I thoroughly
The application workshop might have been more effective if participants
could have spent more time at certain instruments focusing on their
Again, thank you for organizing this wonderful opportunity to exchange
information with colleagues from all over the globe.
I look forward to the next qPCR symposium and workshop!
Dr. Udo Friedrich
Project Manager Molecular Biology
Danisco Deutschland GmbH
|Dear Dr Pfaffl,
many thanks and congratulations for the 1st qPCR Symposium. It was
an high level symposium that open the mind to several applications of qPCR.
The organization and all the other aspects has been well conducted. For
the next symposium, I hope that it will be more participation from people
involved in plant genetics.
Many thanks again,
Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura
Via San Protaso 302
29017-Fiorenzuola d’Arda (PC), Italy