Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015

Register for the qPCR & NGS 2015 Event
... ... and submit your talk or poster abstract!

qPCR & NGS 2015 Event
"Advanced Molecular Diagnostics for Biomarker Discovery"

7th international qPCR & NGS Event -- Symposium & Industrial Exhibition & Application Workshops
23-27 March 2015
TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

Talk and Poster will be presented in the following scientific sessions:
  • Main topic:   Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
  • Main topic:   Biomarker Discovery
  • Main topic:   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
     - NGS overview talks - information technology in the era of NGS
     - Pre NGS - sample prep & setup & library generation
     - NGS - new sequencing technologies (e.g. single molecule and pore sequencing)
     - NGS - data analysis (data management, mapping, alignment algorithms, data de novo assembly )
     - NGS - diagnostic applications
  • MicroGenomics & Single-cells diagnostics
  • Circulating Nucleic Acids
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Food & Environmental Science
  • MIQE & QM & Standardisation strategies in molecular diagnostics
  • Digital PCR  &  Nano-fluidics
  • Non-coding RNAs -- microRNA, small RNAs, long non-coding RNAs
  • qPCR Data Analysis -- BioStatistics & BioInformatics

Please register using the Internet based ConfTool registration & submission platform => Registration.qPCR-NGS-2015.net

Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015

HOT REVIEW -- Methods of integrating data to uncover genotype–phenotype interactions

Methods of integrating data to uncover genotype–phenotype interactions
Marylyn D. Ritchie, Emily R. Holzinger, Ruowang Li, Sarah A. Pendergrass and Dokyoon Kim
Nature Reviews Genetics 13. Jan 2015

Abstract | Recent technological advances have expanded the breadth of available omic data, from whole-genome sequencing data, to extensive transcriptomic, methylomic and metabolomic data. A key goal of analyses of these data is the identification of effective models that predict phenotypic traits and outcomes, elucidating important biomarkers and generating important insights into the genetic underpinnings of the heritability of complex traits. There is still a need for powerful and advanced analysis strategies to fully harness the utility of these comprehensive high-throughput data, identifying true associations and reducing the number of false associations. In this Review, we explore the emerging approaches for data integration — including meta-dimensional and multi-staged analyses — which aim to deepen our understanding of the role of genetics and genomics in complex outcomes. With the use and further development of these approaches, an improved understanding of the relationship between genomic variation and human phenotypes may be revealed.

Samstag, 20. Dezember 2014

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qPCR & NGS 2015 Event

Central topic: "Advanced Molecular Diagnostics for Biomarker Discovery"
7th international qPCR & NGS Event -- Symposium & Industrial Exhibition & Application Workshops
23-27 March 2015
TUM School of Life Sciences
Technical University of Munich, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

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Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2014

qPCR NEWS -- Dec 2014 -- Hot papers in qPCR data analysis and interpretation tools

Our newsletter informs about the latest news in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR and RT-qPCR), which are compiled and summarised on the www.Gene-Quantification.info
The focus of the December 2014 qPCR newsletter issue is:

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This portal is dedicated to scientists from the community of qPCR, digital-PCR, NGS and Molecular Diagnostics. You’ll find here all the records from around 200 presentations held at qPCR & NGS Events in the past years.
We provide the presentations via movie streaming technology in high quality - high resolution and perfect sound quality in high speed - on any internet browser or mobile device, including Android or iOS.

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Montag, 8. Dezember 2014

The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations competition


The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations competition has again turned up some exciting new products that are poised to revolutionize the work of life scientists. Familiar names, such as Illumina and Leica, win again with updates to their sequencing and imaging technologies, while newcomers like Sciencescape, Organovo, and Edico Genome debut with novel products that caught the eyes of our independent, expert judges.
The Top 5 of this year’s winning innovations involve the process of genome sequencing: tools to do the actual sequencing, technologies to make it easier to prepare genetic regions for sequencing, and a processor that can handle the avalanche of data that results from such analyses. The Dragen Bio-IT Processor can cut genome analysis to a fraction of the time it takes using older technologies—a feat that earns it top billing in this year’s contest. San Diego–based Illumina garners the second and third spots with its latest sequencers, one of which (the third-place HiSeq X 10) achieves the long-awaited $1,000 human genome milestone.
Other cool tech rounds out the 2014 Top 10 innovations, from a human liver model that remains phenotypically stable for 40 days, to a literature-management tool that makes keeping track of the flood of papers coming out in any field as easy as following a Twitter feed.
It was a tough job for our panel of expert judges to pick the 10 best life-science products in a year when so many innovations came down the pike, but as ever, the cream has risen to the top. Read all about the winners of the Top 10 Innovations for 2014, and be sure to visit www.the-scientist.com for lots of extra Top 10 information, including expanded comments from our judges and a look at products that earned honorable mentions in this year’s contest.