Donnerstag, 29. September 2016

Biomolecular Detection and Quantification -- September 2016 issue

Biomolecular Detection and Quantification Biomolecular Detection and Quantification
Volume 9 ,  Pages A1-A4, 1-40, September 2016

Science in the UK − whereto now?   
Pages A1-A4
Stephen Bustin
  Original Research Articles
Flexible analysis of digital PCR experiments using generalized linear mixed models   Original Research Article
Pages 1-13
Matthijs Vynck, Jo Vandesompele, Nele Nijs, Björn Menten, Ariane De Ganck, Olivier Thas
Influence of primer & probe chemistry and amplification target on reverse transcription digital PCR quantification of viral RNA   Original Research Article
Pages 20-28
Fran Van Heuverswyn, Maria Karczmarczyk, Heinz Schimmel, Stefanie Trapmann, Hendrik Emons
Validation of a digital PCR method for quantification of DNA copy number concentrations by using a certified reference material   Original Research Article
Pages 29-39
Liesbet Deprez, Philippe Corbisier, Anne-Marie Kortekaas, Stéphane Mazoua, Roxana Beaz Hidalgo, Stefanie Trapmann, Hendrik Emons
  Short Communication
Methods for comparing multiple digital PCR experiments   
Pages 14-19
Michał Burdukiewicz, Stefan Rödiger, Piotr Sobczyk, Mario Menschikowski, Peter Schierack, Paweł Mackiewicz

Samstag, 24. September 2016


Topic: Diet, Environment and Extracellular Vesicles
Date: 27-28 January, 2017
Free registrations are open now:
For more information, visit the ISEV webpage:

Chair: Suresh Mathivanan (La Trobe University, Australia)
Local and International Board:  Michael Pfaffl (Technical University of Munich, Germany); Marilyn Anderson (La Trobe University, Australia); Mark Bleackley (La Trobe University, Australia)
ISEV Board: Marca Wauben (Utrecht University, The Netherlands); Andrew Hill (La Trobe University, Australia)

As the workshop precedes the Australasian EV meeting (31 Jan - 2 Feb, 2016), travel to Australia and attend two exciting workshop/conferences on EVs.

Freitag, 23. September 2016

qPCR NEWS Sept. 2017 -- Event & Workshop Calendar

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Freitag, 19. August 2016

Is there a cross-kingdom microRNA transfer?

Is there a cross-kingdom microRNA transfer?
Join our August 2016 newsletter with focus on "Cross-kingdom microRNA transfer"

REVIEW -- New roles for microRNAs in cross-species communication.
Liang H, Zen K, Zhang J, Zhang CY, Chen X.
RNA Biol. 2013 Mar;10(3): 367-370

Communication between cells ensures coordinated behavior. In prokaryotes, this signaling is typically referred to as quorum sensing, whereas in eukaryotic cells, communication occurs through hormones. In recent years, reports have shown that small noncoding RNAs, called microRNAs (miRNAs), can be transmitted from one species to another, inducing signal interference in distant species, even in a cross-kingdom manner. This new mode of cross-species communication might mediate symbiotic and pathogenic relationships between various organisms (e.g., microorganisms and their hosts). Here, we discuss several recent studies concerning miRNA-mediated cross-species gene regulation.