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Online Seminars

SABiosciences is pleased to provide free, on-line educational resources covering relevant tools and techniques for gene and protein expression analysis, and cell-based gene function analysis. We offer live webinars, prerecorded and PDF formatted presentations.

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April 2016
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Innate immune system

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Introduction to RNAseq

Profiling miRNA from single cells

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cfDNA handling and purification

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QPCR Introduction

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Isolation of exosomes and exoRNA

11

T cell and B cell

gDNA collection, storage, and purification

12

RNAseq targeted panels

13

QIAsymphony

Isolation of exosomes and exoRNA

14

Coding & noncoding RNA analysis using qPCR

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Toll-like Receptors in Inflammation

Multiplex PCR as a tool for genotyping

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Noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease

20

Optimized NGS workflow for mutationdetection in cfDNA

Biomarker discovery in biofluids

21

RNAseq data analysis

PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

22

Controls and novel solutions for real-time qPCR

25

Anticancer immunity

Streamlined genotyping workflow with QIAxcel

26

DNA Methylation analysis

Applications enabled by single cell

27

cfDNA analysis and interpretation

lncRNAs in Cancer & miRNA Regulation

28

Service for biomarker research

PyroMark in genotyping

29

Current Seminar Titles Available:

Focus Title
1.  PCR ArrayPCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial
2.  miRNA Data Analysis miRNA Data Analysis
3.  QPCR IntroductionIntroduction to Real Time PCR (Q-PCR/qPCR/qrt-PCR)
4.  miRNAsFunctional analysis of miRNAs
5.  Next-generation sequencingNext-generation sequencing, an introduction to technology and applications
6.  Microbial PCR ArraysMicrobiome: From identification to characterization
7.  Host–Pathogen InteractionsHost–Pathogen Interactions: Molecular Basis and Host Defense Mechanisms
8.  Next-generation sequencingNext-Generation Sequencing — Targeted Enrichment Technology in Cancer Research
9.  Next-generation sequencingAdvancing NGS Data Analysis and Interpretation: CLC Cancer Research Workbench and Ingenuity Variant Analysis
10.  Service CoreAccelerate your discovery with QIAGEN service solutions for biomarker research
11.  Multiplex PCRPractical hints and new solutions for successful real-time PCR studies
12.  PCR ArraysAdvanced Real-Time PCR Array Technology – Coding & Noncoding RNA Expression Analysis
13.  RNA IsolationBack to Basics: Fundamental Concepts and Special Considerations in RNA Isolation
14.  AutomationGenotyping Workflow: Challenges and Streamlined Solutions with QIAxcel Systems
15.  RNA isolationRNA Integrity and Quality – Standardize RNA Quality Control
16.  Single cell analysisProfiling miRNA from single cells
17.  DNA sample isolationFundamental Concepts and Special Considerations in gDNA Isolation for Better Insight
18.  Onestep ahead RT-PCROne step ahead for your RT-PCR
19.  Microbiome researchMicrobiome: isolate and enrich microbial DNA with our new protocol
20.  QuantiNova PCR kit The importance of controls and novel solutions for successful real-time qPCR
21.  Single cell analysisAdvances and applications enabled by single-cell technology
22.  Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) Interpret Your Gene Expression Analysis Results with Advanced Bioinformatics Tools
23.  Liquid BiopsiesLiquid biopsy: overcome challenges of circulating DNA with automated and standardized extraction processes
24.  Multiplex PCR Multiplex End-Point PCR for Genotyping: Critical factors and applications
25.  Pyrosequencing
26.  EpiTect Fast Bisulfite KitsAccurate DNA methylation analysis with successful bisulfite conversion
27.  miScript PCR ArraysNoncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease – potential as biomarkers and more
28.  RNA Quality ControlRNA quality control for accurate results - Interpret your gene-expression results with confidence
29.  Sample Quality ControlFocusing on sample quality control, turn your samples into insights with confidence
30.  PAXgene Tissue PAXgene Tissue – New workflows and applications
31.  Liquid BiopsiesHarnessing the high value of circulating tumor cells with liquid biopsy
32.  Liquid Biopsies
33.  Next-generation sequencingNew and highly integrated tools for sensitive next-generation sequencing: Analysis of circulating cell-free DNA
34.  RNAseq technologyRound Table Discussion with Experts in RNA Sequencing

PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

With a live demonstration using actual PCR array data, learn how easy it is to use our data analysis Web portal to calculate fold-differences in gene expression from your raw real-time PCR threshold cycles.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

miRNA Data Analysis

miRNAs are small functional RNAs which regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally. The RT2 miRNA PCR Array System is a sensitive and reliable technology for detection of mature miRNAs in any laboratory with access to a qPCR instrument. In this Webinar, we will discuss the challenges of miRNA data analysis and solutions that the RT2 miRNA PCR Arrays provide for researchers interested in identifying miRNA from cells, tissues, and FFPE samples. Using data generated with the RT2 miRNA PCR Arrays, we will demonstrate how our Web-based data analysis portal can be used to calculate fold-change values from raw Ct values. Learn how easy it is to identify miRNAs that may be important in your favorite biological pathway or disease.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Introduction to Real Time PCR (Q-PCR/qPCR/qrt-PCR)

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the most sensitive and reliable method for the detection and quantification of nucleic acids. This 45-minute webinar introduces the concepts of real-time PCR and how to conduct a real-time PCR assay. The topics that will be covered include an overview of real-time PCR chemistries, protocols, quantification methods, real-time PCR applications, and factors for success. This webinar is for both beginners that are new to real-time PCR as well as experienced users.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Functional analysis of miRNAs

Understanding the function and targets of miRNA is important, but challenging research. Since one miRNA can potentially target several genes, finding and validating a specific miRNA-mRNA interaction often involves multiple molecular techniques. In this webinar we will highlight the use of miRNA mimics, inhibitors and target protectors to increase, decrease and adjust the cellular concentration of miRNA and disrupt specific miRNA-mRNA interactions. We will also present a ready-to-use screening tool for identifying miRNA targets in your samples. Lastly, we will show how miRNA expression data can be used to predict mRNA targets and how qPCR can be used to validate predicted interactions.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Next-generation sequencing, an introduction to technology and applications

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has revolutionized the study of the genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes of any species. NGS employs massively parallel sequencing to poduce millions of sequences at once and delivering fast, inexpensive, and accurate genome information. This webinar will provide a technical overview of DNA/RNA preprocessing, template preparation, sequencing, and data analysis. It will also cover the applications for NGS technologies, including guidelines for how to select the technology that will best address your biological question of interest.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Microbiome: From identification to characterization

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Host–Pathogen Interactions: Molecular Basis and Host Defense Mechanisms

Host–pathogen interactions are strikingly complex during infection. This webinar provides an overview of the molecular basis of these intricate interactions; the impact of microbiota on innate and adaptive immunity, metabolism, and insulin resistance; and host defense mechanisms, including newly reported inflammasome-mediated responses and miRNA-mediated responses. Various research tools will be introduced to simplify and streamline each step of studying the host response, enabling analysis of gene expression and regulation, epigenetic modification, genotyping, and signal transduction pathway activation.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Next-Generation Sequencing — Targeted Enrichment Technology in Cancer Research

Genetic variance analysis plays a critical role cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. Low sample volume and poor DNA quality are nagging issues with cancer samples making the results unreliable and expensive. This webinar discusses the most biologically efficient, cost-effective method for successful NGS. The GeneRead DNA QuantiMIZE Kits enable determination of the optimum conditions for targeted enrichment of DNA isolated from biological samples, while the GeneRead DNAseq Panels V2 allow you to quickly and reliably deep sequence your genes of interest. Applications in translational and clinical research will be highlighted.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advancing NGS Data Analysis and Interpretation: CLC Cancer Research Workbench and Ingenuity Variant Analysis

Deep-sequencing technologies are enabling critical insights into all aspects of cancer genomics. This webinar will discuss two comprehensive informatics solutions — the CLC Cancer Research Workbench and Ingenuity Knowledge Base Variant Analysis platforms. These NGS analysis platforms provide a user-friendly and customizable solution, enabling you to easily narrow down your focus to causal variants and detect and annotate low-frequency somatic variants. We will show the intuitive user interface of CLC Cancer Research Workbench and demonstrate how the rich biological content from Ingenuity Knowledge Base helps you rapidly identify critical variants in your samples.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Accelerate your discovery with QIAGEN service solutions for biomarker research

Development of preclinical biomarkers can have several pitfalls, often requiring a large investment in instruments to process samples, time to develop assays, and specialties in data analysis and biomarker algorithm design. QIAGEN’s life sciences service core can provide researchers with the tools, knowledge and specialties to help develop the next generation of biomarkers for cancer, toxicology and inflammation research. This seminar will highlight QIAGEN’s service capabilities in sample isolation, microarray and NGS-sequencing, qPCR panel, and custom assay development and bioinformatics as we look at the identification of potential biomarkers and gene signatures. We will discuss the applications of QIAGEN Service Core in microRNA discovery for toxicology markers in serum and plasma and in identification of RNA signatures for tumor stratification. Join us and learn how you can accelerate your research with QIAGEN service solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Practical hints and new solutions for successful real-time PCR studies

In this webinar we will cover the following topics which are critical steps for efficient and precise gene expression studies using real-time PCR technology: - Effect of RNA integrity on real-time PCR results – tips to achieve a true RNA profiling suitable for real-time PCR studies - Improved methods for cDNA synthesis, optimized for real-time PCR - Real-time PCR analysis • Real-time PCR essentials and background information on different quantification strategies • SYBR Green real-time PCR – factors influencing specificity • Introduction to probe technology • New, fast and efficient real-time PCR solutions

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advanced Real-Time PCR Array Technology – Coding & Noncoding RNA Expression Analysis

This webinar presents a simple and accurate real-time PCR system for relevant biological pathway- & disease-focused mRNA and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression profiling. Learn about the stringent performance built into the technology to insure its sensitivity, specificity, reproducibility, and reliability. Application examples will be presented.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Back to Basics: Fundamental Concepts and Special Considerations in RNA Isolation

How are your RNA yields? Some sample types present special challenges in RNA purification and analysis. In this webinar, we will discuss and provide tips for the following topics: • The basic methods and challenges of RNA purification • Special considerations for challenging sample types • Isolating miRNA and extracellular RNA • Performing RNA quality checks Join us to learn how you can apply these practical tips to high quality and quantity of RNA.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Genotyping Workflow: Challenges and Streamlined Solutions with QIAxcel Systems

Genotyping workflows are tedious, time and resource intensive assays often implying a large number of samples. This webinar focuses on the challenges of typical genotyping application and workflows. It will also illustrate how lab automation addresses these challenges, making genotyping workflow seamless in order to shorten time to result, decrease manual errors and standardize results, from sample disruption and gDNA extraction to detection of end-point PCR amplicons or RT-PCR amplification.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

RNA Integrity and Quality – Standardize RNA Quality Control

RNA integrity and quality are critical to obtain meaningful and reliable downstream data. This webinar discusses the challenges and considerations of handling RNA samples, the need for quality control analysis and common methods for RNA integrity and quality assessment. The QIAxcel Advanced System will be introduced to automate the process of RNA sample integrity analysis and obtain objective quality measurement. Application data will be presented.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Profiling miRNA from single cells

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Fundamental Concepts and Special Considerations in gDNA Isolation for Better Insight

"How are your gDNA yields? Some sample types present special challenges in DNA purification and analysis. This webinar provides tips for a whole range of sample types that require special consideration. We will cover the following topics in detail: • The basic methods and challenges of gDNA purification • Working with DNA: good laboratory practice • Special considerations for challenging sample types • Performing DNA quality checks"

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

One step ahead for your RT-PCR

"At the heart of every successful discovery lie the seeds of innovation. At QIAGEN, we are constantly developing new methods that allow researchers to gain forward momentum with their research. Whether you’re studying gene expression or performing viral RNA analysis, the success of your experiment depends on the ability to analyze your sample with the highest standards of sensitivity and specificity so that you can have confidence in your data. To help you generate valuable insights from gene expression profiling and viral RNA analysis, we introduce the brand new QIAGEN OneStep Ahead RT-PCR Kit – the first hot-start reverse transcriptase kit on the market. Continuing the success story of its first- generation predecessor (QIAGEN OneStep RT-PCR Kit), the QIAGEN OneStep Ahead RT-PCR Kit is equipped with compelling new features that afford maximum convenience and ease of use, while delivering unmatched sensitivity and specificity. With a total reaction time of 1 hour, higher sequence accuracy and the ability to amplify amplicons of up to 4 kb without tedious optimization, you can get one step closer to publishing your findings with this new solution. For increased convenience, the kit comes in an all-in-one tube format along with a built-in pipetting control. Stay one step ahead of your peers and make significant advances in your research with the QIAGEN OneStep Ahead RT-PCR Kit! In this webinar we will introduce the new kit in detail and discuss its features and benefits. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Microbiome: isolate and enrich microbial DNA with our new protocol

Human microbiome projects have delivered our first glimpse into microbial communities that reside in and on our bodies. However, distinguishing microbial DNA from host DNA remains one of the most problematic challenges facing researchers today. We have developed an easy-to-use workflow that allows selective isolation of microbial DNA from samples that are intrinsically rich in host DNA. This protocol includes steps for efficient depletion of host DNA while providing optimized conditions specific for bacterial lysis. This workflow is also specific for the identification of live bacteria, avoiding false results due to nucleic acids from dead bacteria. Enriched microbial DNA can be directly used in other molecular methods such as whole genome sequencing, qPCR and microarray assays.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

The importance of controls and novel solutions for successful real-time qPCR

"The increasing demand for streamlined, monitored, and ultrafast qPCR procedures requires high-performance, real-time quantitative RT and PCR chemistries. Particularly procedures utilizing generic kits for gene expression analysis should include in-process safety measures to avoid variables and control accuracy of procedures and results. This webinar presents innovative solutions for one-step and two-step RT-PCR that significantly enhance performance and reliability in qRT-PCR. The new QuantiNova kit family offers a combination of various integrated safety features to remove variables and prevent artifacts. Internal Control RNA, removal of genomic DNA, room temperature set up capability for RT-PCR, and a built-in visual pipetting control verify accurate procedures, ensuring reliable gene expression profiling. This webinar explains the principles of the technologies and shows data demonstrating performance in qRT-PCR. Find out how you can verify accurate performance in qRT-PCR and improve your results."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advances and applications enabled by single-cell technology

Over the past 5 years, single-cell genomics have become a powerful technology for studying small samples and rare cells, and for dissecting complex populations such as heterogeneous tumors. Single-cell technology is enabling many new insights into diverse research areas from oncology, immunology and microbiology to neuroscience, stem cell and developmental biology. This webinar introduces single-cell technology and summarizes the newest scientific applications in various research areas, all in the context of current literature.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Interpret Your Gene Expression Analysis Results with Advanced Bioinformatics Tools

"You’ve got raw Ct data and fold changes from your gene expression analysis experiment. How do you make sense of the results to build a model that explains the biology and helps you design the next best experiment? In this webinar, we will introduce a gene expression workflow and an easy-to-use yet advanced Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) bioinformatics tool. With a case study, we will explore the potential that RT-PCR array and bioinformatics combined to help understanding the regulatory roles of some genes in diseases and get better insight into the biological function and find potential biomarkers. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Liquid biopsy: overcome challenges of circulating DNA with automated and standardized extraction processes

"Circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) originating from malignant tumors, a developing fetus and also from inflammatory tissues, is present in the cell-free nucleic acids in plasma, serum and other body fluids and is considered a “liquid biopsy”. Access to cfDNA for analysis allows for specific detection of certain disease states based on a simple blood sample. Circulating cell-free DNA shows distinctive properties – it is present mostly as shorter fragments of less than 500 bp and the concentration of cfDNA in a plasma or serum sample is low (approximately 1–100 ng/ml) compared to cellular materials and varies considerably between different individuals. Because of their fragmented nature and low concentration, cfDNA presents a particular challenge for efficient extraction / purification and quantification, such as by qPCR. We present data on solutions for the following critical problems concerning the purification of cfDNA for research and molecular diagnostic applications: • Pre-analytical workflow (blood processing) for analyzing cfDNA • Optimization of cfDNA extraction from plasma samples: low target concentrations require efficient cfDNA enrichment from larger sample volumes • Novel automated extraction of cfDNA using the QIAsymphony SP instrument for liquid biopsy diagnostic applications "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Multiplex End-Point PCR for Genotyping: Critical factors and applications

"Multiplex endpoint PCR is a powerful tool for genotyping and many other applications. The ability to amplify and detect several DNA targets in the same reaction offers many benefits. It enables generation of more data out of less sample material, which is especially beneficial in routines with limited and precious sample material. It also offers the opportunity to run internal controls in every reaction, thus increasing the overall reliability of data acquisition. Most importantly, switching PCR-based routine lab testing to multiplex PCR allows you to save time, materials and cost. This webinar discusses the critical factors in planning and performing multiplex PCR. We will describe an optimized multiplex PCR chemistry for reliable amplification of multiple templates with high variability in copy numbers. Come and learn how QIAGEN's multiplex PCR chemistry allows you to easily set up multiplex PCR. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Accurate DNA methylation analysis with successful bisulfite conversion

"Bisulfite conversion is a popular used method for DNA methylation analysis. It is the most convenient and effective way to map DNA methylation to individual bases. The efficiency of bisulfite conversion has a huge impact on the reliability of downstream analysis methods and complete conversion is a prerequisite for the correct determination of methylation. However, standard methods to achieve complete conversion require harsh conditions with long incubation times at high temperatures. This harsh treatment can lead to DNA degradation, lowering the yields and sensitivity of the subsequent analysis. This webinar will: • Explain the principle of bisulfite conversion • Point out the challenges and critical factors for successful bisulfite conversion • Describe how to overcome the challenges with QIAGEN’s EpiTect Fast Bisulfite Kits • Give general recommendations for planning successful bisulfite conversion experiments "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease – potential as biomarkers and more

"Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, and are therefore the subject of intense, urgent research. Biomarkers could help physicians diagnose heart diseases early, for example, and better therapies could improve survival or healing following events like myocardial infarction. Small noncoding RNAs called microRNAs have recently stepped into the spotlight as circulating biomarkers for a number of diseases, and may also have utility in someday treating CVD more effectively. In this webinar, Ali Bierly will discuss why and how microRNAs are being investigated as biomarkers for CVD, as well as examining some recent findings in the field. Join us to find out how scientists are investigating noncoding RNA involvement in CVD and how you can do the same in your laboratory! "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

RNA quality control for accurate results - Interpret your gene-expression results with confidence

"Quality results can only be achieved from quality samples. By their very nature, RNA molecules, especially mRNA and regulator RNA, are labile and can be highly unstable and sensitive to heat, UV and contamination. The final results’ quality directly depends on the ability to extract RNA without losing any fraction of interest while preserving the integrity of the biological information it carries. RNA quality control is thus critical to ensure quality results and turning these results into actionable insights with confidence. In this webinar, Dr. Pierre-Henri Ferdinand will review the different QC steps along the gene-expression workflow, their associated challenges and relevance for downstream applications. He will introduce technical solutions to track the quality of your RNA samples along your workflow so you can analyse and interpret your gene-expression results with confidence."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Focusing on sample quality control, turn your samples into insights with confidence

"things can potentially go wrong, jeopardizing your experiments, results and reputation. Resource-intensive biological assays call for robust sample quality control along workflows to save time, money and peace of mind dealing only with the sample you deserve: the ones of highest quality. In this webinar, Dr. Pierre-Henri Ferdinand will introduce you to the main sample quality parameters, their respective impact on downstream applications and to the advantages of lab automation to address the Quality Control steps along complex workflows."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

PAXgene Tissue – New workflows and applications

The PAXgene Tissue product line is a formaldehyde-free solution for collection, stabilization and purification of tissue specimens for simultaneous preservation of biomolecules and histomorphology. This webinar will introduce a complete portfolio that will focus on new workflows and applications. In particular, we will present the generation of fixed and cryo-embedded (PFCE) tissue blocks using the PAXgene Tissue product line, along with a comparison of histological features and purification of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, miRNA, proteins). Also, Laser-Microdissection (LMD) of PAXgene Tissue fixed and stabilized samples for isolation of DNA and RNA will be addressed as a new application for PAXgene Tissue. These new workflows and protocols complete PreAnalytiX’s and QIAGEN’s unique solutions for formaldehyde-free processing and stabilization of tissue specimens.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Harnessing the high value of circulating tumor cells with liquid biopsy

"Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is an emerging source used molecular cancer diagnostics. Through expression profiling of CTCs, it allows a deeper understanding about which metabolic pathways enable tumor cells to survive in the circulation, how they become resistant to a drug regimen, how they transform and adapt and, finally, which cellular markers should targeted for future therapies. This webinar will introduce the AdnaTest CTC detection platform which has been proven in several clinical trials to provide prognostic and predictive information in breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The platform by itself is still open for research and allows access to any potential target of interest. Join us to learn more about this novel platform, its technology and applications in liquid biopsy. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

What is the meaning of EMT in CTC

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

New and highly integrated tools for sensitive next-generation sequencing: Analysis of circulating cell-free DNA

"Next-generation sequencing of free circulating DNA from plasma, serum and urine has been quickly adopted for cancer testing as well as for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). For cancer patients, this method enables noninvasive diagnoses of actionable mutants to personalize anti-tumor therapies. In addition, this approach could be used to monitor molecular changes during cancer treatment or tumor progression. The concentration of free circulating DNA in liquid biopsies is usually very low. This highlights the critical need to use optimized protocols for cfDNA extraction to construct NGS DNA libraries. In this webinar, we will introduce new technical solutions for Ion Torrent as well as Illumina sequencing platforms that combine optimized cfDNA isolation, highly advanced library construction, unbiased library amplification and integrated data analysis to reliably analyze cfDNA samples with high sensitivity. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Round Table Discussion with Experts in RNA Sequencing

"You are invited to attend the First Roundtable Discussion on Digital RNA sequencing and its application conducted by scientists from QIAGEN who developed the recently launched new QIAseq RNA Panels. The live roundtable discussion will provide a forum for all researchers exploring the technology get answers to their research specific questions from the experts. The panel will be comprised of Dr. Eric Lader (Sr. Director, R&D), Dr. Samuel Rulli (Global Product Manager, RNA-seq technology), Dr. Melanie Hussong (Scientist, NGS) Dr. Jean – Noel Billaud (Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics Solution Group) and Dr. Stuart Tugendreich (Director, Product Management, IPA). The discussion question will deal with digital RNA sequencing steps starting from sample preparation, quality check, controls, target gene selection, sequencing, data analysis and interpretation. In addition the scientists will also discuss about the next steps. To ensure that your questions are answered, please submit your questions in advance to qiawebinars@qiagen.com. Please enter ‘Questions on Digital RNAseq’ in the subject line."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

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