EMBL Advanced Course
Digital PCREMBL Heidelberg, Germany Thursday 16 October - Friday 17 October 2014 Application closed
- Application for this course is closed. If you are interested to attend the course, please contact Christina Dollt.
- The final programme has been uploaded.
- A course shuttle bus will be running from the ISG Hotel to EMBL and back. Its schedule is available here.
Why You Should Apply
Real-time PCR has been adopted as the gold standard for nucleic acid target quantification in genomics research and is increasingly used for clinical analysis. However, there are some applications, such as precise measurement of copy number variation, low-abundance sequence detection, detection of rare mutations, including distinguishing rare sequences in tumours, and low-level gene expression analysis, where real-time PCR shows limitations. Digital PCR overcomes those limitations by enabling researchers to directly quantify nucleic acids, without the need for a standard curve, and provides higher precision than real-time PCR.
This course will show you how to plan, perform, and analyze digital PCR experiments and how digital PCR can help your research to overcome the limitations of real-time PCR.