thanks for the great meeting which I
thought was really great this year. Lots of interesting people around.
Bustin BA(Mod) PhD
London School of Medicine and Dentistry
|Dear Sylvia and Michael,
Thanks for the feedback
and for a good meeting - I enjoyed it a lot.
The social element of
the meeting is special so this should only be emphasize in my opinion.
The poster session was
fine, although the ones facing the wall left a very small corridor to
traverse - maybe this setup could be improved.
On the topics it's
obvious NGS is taking more and more attention - also here. I guess this
Finally - it was an
excellent party to shake up things.
Michael, Hallo Sylvia,
vielen Dank wieder mal
für das schöne Meeting und die
schöne Zeit in Freising!
Erholt Euch gut von
uns ;-) und ich freue mich schon aufs nächste
10553 Berlin, Germany
That was a great
meeting, indeed! Thank you so much for the nice organization, for the
quality of the program.
Please send my warm
congratulations to your whole staff.
Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire
660, route des lucioles
F06560 Sophia Antipolis
This year's event again
fulfilled our expectations. As gold sponsors at the event, focused on
the latest trends in molecular biology and software development, we
were able to present our scientific research and products, and
concluded several successful meetings with the leading decision makers
in the industry. We would recommend qPCR & NGS Event to everyone
who is interested in relevant scientific content and meeting the key
opinion leaders from the qPCR and NGS industry.
Matjaz Hren, PhD
COO, Head R&D
Pot za Brdom 102
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Thank you for
the well organized and informative qPCR symposium.
82377 Penzberg /
I want to thank you to invite me as a speaker for qPCR dPCR NGS
meeting! I really enjoyed the meeting, the talks, the posters, the
drinks, the dinner …! Well-organized!
I look forward to contribute to future qPCR dPCR NGS meetings.
See you in Toronto at the ISEV meeting?
Dr. Ir. An Hendrix
FWO post-doctoral researcher
Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research
Department of Radiation Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research
2RTP, Entrance 98, De Pintelaan 185
9000 Ghent, Belgium
für das tolle Symposium und den Digital PCR Workshop!
Die Organisation war super und die Verkostung erst :-)
Bin schon auf die Videos gespannt,
Institut für Humangenetik
Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Here are some comments from my side:
- This was my first time as this conference and
I really enjoyed the open and informal setting, the ease to move about
and connect, even when you don’t know anybody yet and the relaxed
- The conference size (number of people and
number of sessions + number of talks) was perfect.
- I also liked that there were two parallel
sessions that were different, so you could choose which best suits your
- I liked that there were many companies present
with stands to visit to get more information on the latest commercial
- The poster session reception with buffet
snacks and drinks on Monday evening was great!
- The fact that the symposium can be combined
with a workshop of choice at the same location was superb.
- Great that all talks will be made available to
all conference visitors.
- I also really enjoyed reading the BDQ edition
that was handed out.
- I learned a lot!!!
With kind regards
- I knew this
beforehand, but still missed a lot the application possibilities in
prokaryotes as the focus of the symposium is very much on human/mouse
applications and RNA expression.
- The website is
very unclear and amateuristic.
- The conference
is quite expensive. There were foods and drinks provided all the time –
this was very luxurious and I enjoyed it, but may not be necessary and
could save costs?
NIZO food research BV
Senior Project Manager Microbiomics
I arrived home safely thanks. Many thanks for another great meeting -
lots of fun as always!
The posters you list are the correct ones.
There used to be a bigger infectious diseases / microbiology component
to the conference. Cancer, exosomes, eukaryotic microRNA profiling etc
seems to have taken over. It might be good to run a microbiology and
infectious diseases applications session next time.
Jim and I would be happy to chair!
Many thanks again.
Dr Justin O'Grady,
Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology,
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia,
Bob Champion Building (BCRE),
James Watson Rd.,
Norwich, UK, NR4 7UQ
Sylvia and Martina
Thanks for your
email. And a HUGE thanks
for putting on such a fantastic event. We found the event to be
exceptionally well organised. The qualityof all of the
hospitality and entertainment was
exceptional. All of the bioMCC team were enormously friendly and
helpful too.As always the
scientific content of the event
was varied. Some good, some not so good, but this is not under
your control! However there was a lot ofexcellent science
presented and some real
highlights...not least Kary Mulis'captivating talk on the Monday
Thanks again and we
look forward to attending
again in future.
with best wishes
Jim Wicks PhD
Thanks for a great meeting.
As a recommendation, I would suggest that your emphasize even better
that commercial companies come with a scientific talk, and not plain
Thank you for yet another wonderful conference.
All the best,
Scientific Manager - qPCR Development at Exiqon
Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
I just wanted to say thank you again for the chance to speak at your
meeting. I really enjoyed it and very much hope I get to come along
again in the future.
Dr Tim Forshew
UCL Group Leader
Translational Cancer Genetics
UCL Cancer Institute
It was a pleasure attending and participating in the qPCR2011 Event. I
especially liked the accent on new developments and the presence of
speakers with broad experience in the field. Together with the
possibilities to directly contact the industry made the visit
I don’t know if separate sessions and discussion sessions really add to
the quality of the event. Better keep the quality of the speakers as
high as possible and focused on the scope of new technological
Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to present my work and
looking forward to a next qPCR event,
With kind regards,
Ronald van Eijk
Department of Pathology
Leiden University Medical Center
Thank you very much
for a well executed
Sylvia, and Martina,
Thank you again for a
well-organized and informative meeting.
Viresh Patel, Ph.D.
Senior Product Manager
After almost two days
of reflection I can say that I very much enjoyed
the qPCR event in Freising. I met a lot of interesting and interested
people and I will certainly pursue some those contacts. So thanks for
Dr. J.M. Ruijter
Dept. Anatomy and
Again a fantastic meeting, and thank you so much for your support. I
think BDQ had a fantastic launch and we are in a great position for
Looking forward to our continued work together and future of BDQ.
Jim Huggett | Principal Scientist, Nucleic Acid Research | Molecular
and Cell Biology | Science and Innovation
LGC | Queens Road | Teddington | Middlesex | TW11 0LY | UK
Der Kongress war
einfach wieder Klasse!
Herzlichen Dank für die hervorragende Organisation!
I would like to thank a lot for great
organization and management of the conference, everything worked in
good order. The lectures were very attractive and the speakers were
amazing. I am looking forward for their presentations, because
unfortunatelly I was not present at all of the lectures I wanted to be
at due to the similar timing, so thanks for the opportunity of
recordings. I was really delighted by the catering service, all the
lunches and especially by the social evening in the brewery, that was
See you maybe at the next conference/event...
qPCR 2011 Team,
Thank you very much for your wonderful organization. Everything was
great. I really enjoyed the meeting, the workshops, and my stay in
When I came back to my university, I mentioned a lot about your
organization to my colleagues. Although everyone thinks the payment is
very much for a student, as for me it was worth.
Freising is a very beautiful and peaceful city so do the campus. As a
student I really get jealous the students of TUM. I would like to do my
PhD at such a university.
It was a full scientific and social enthusiasm week for me, thank you
for organizing this type of successful occasions for us.
I look forward the coming qPCR Events (may be qPCR 2012).
Istanbul / TURKEY
|Dear Michael and
you for the
opportunity to participate in your fantastic meeting. You are
wonderful and gracious hosts and I appreciate all the work you and your
team did to provide the meeting as well as the extra curricular
Pros of the meeting
for me were: 1. Learning about the new developments in the
emerging areas of single cell analysis and digital qPCR. 2. I
enjoyed the next gen sequencing presentations, especially the
non-commercial presentations. 3. The meeting layout and
program promoted networking and sharing ideas with others. 4. The
support staff was outstanding and did a great job at both the meeting
and non-meeting events.
only Con I have is
the high level of commercial presentations that were part of the
program. Some vendors did try to give a more scientific style of
presentation. But there were a few that gave more of a sales pitch than
science. Perhaps it could be encouraged that if a vendor wants to
present at the meeting that they ask a non-company scientist who has
been using their product to speak.
thank you for
wanderful organisation of the symposium qPCR 2009 Event. I
for the first time and I enjoyed the meeting and the workshop.
Here is my
poster presentation in a PDF file format.
Best regards and
see you on the next symposium,
Medical Centre Ljubljana
+ Supernice meeting: one
to come back to !
- Posterhall should be
opened longer than until 3pm
- To my opinion, every
topic should start with a long plenary session giving an overview of
all the basic information and briefly some updates, prospects,
problems..., followed by shorter talks (without the same introduction)
about new methods, applications,...
Best regards, Mario.
Dr. Mario Van Poucke
Laboratory for Animal Genetics
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University
Heidestraat 19, B-9820 Merelbeke, BELGIUM
This was really a good meeting! First time I go there; for sure
first of a long series...
EUROGENTEC - Building 2
LIEGE science park
4102 Seraing - Belgium
Sylvia, dear Michael,
It was my pleasure to participate in the meeting.
I will however recall a great meeting and both of you when I drink the
liquids given to me as a present.
I would like to thank you very much for inviting me and I hope to see
you again during the 5th meeting.
All the best - and please excuse that I gave away a package of
Weihenstephaner to the people from the technical service who did a
great job without first asking for your permission. All your helpers
performed in an excellent way.
you on a very successful meeting last week
both myself and my Applied Biosystems had a successful meeting
Inchinnan Business Park
To whom it may concern,
Thank you very much for hosting an excellent
conference once again.
Biosearch Technologies, Inc.
81 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949-5728
First let me
thank for the warm welcome and the excellent organisation.
attached a pdf of my poster contribution.
Thank you again
and hope seeing you in the next qPCR symposium.
Afif Abdel Nour
very interesting and
thank you for your hospitality
during the qPCR meeting. It
program and I learned very
much. I do plan on attendingin 2011.
Grain Legume Genetics
303 Johnson Hall Washington
Pullman, WA 99164 - United
States of America
me and my colleagues would like to thank for the wonderful time in
and for excellent organisation of the whole symposium.
Veterinary Research Institute
Department of Food and Feed Safety
Molecular Mycobacteriology Unit
O.I.E. Reference Laboratories for Paratuberculosis and Avian
Brno 621 00 - Czech Republic
always - it was a
great pleasure to be in Weihenstephan!
Thanks for being
such a gracious host. I
thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.
Michael, Martina and
Attached please find a pdf version of the poster. I would like to thank
you again for your wonderful hosting and seamless organization of the
Many thanks to you and
your team for this excellent symposium.
Dr. Regina Konrad
für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit
|I enjoyed the
conference. Thank you.
512 721 3658 • F
512 651 0201
Woodward St. •
Austin • Texas • 78744 • U.S.A.
qPCR 2011 organisers,
The conference was excellent and very enjoyable.
The content of the seminars was excellent- but in some cases the chairs
did not exercise quite enough discipline regarding time (this is
important with parallel sessions).
The advertised poster sessions, apart from the Monday night (which was
excellent, well attended and plenty of discussion!) were not well
The catering at this conference was the best I have ever experienced
(and I am a veteran of many conferences).
It would be helpful to have a few more accommodation options linked to
the conference site (or linked more prominently, if they were already
Best regards, and thanks again for a great conference.
Prof. Ross Barnard
The University of Queensland
the organization team,
Thank you very much for an excellent qPCR Event! I very much enjoyed
both the symposium and the industrial exhibition, but unfortunately, I
did not have the chance to partake in the application workshops at this
occasion. All in all we had a great stay in Freising and at the
Technical University of Munich. Looking forward to reviewing some of
the excellent presentations, and of course, the symposium photo gallery
from the event.
Wish you all a great Easter from all of us in ArcticZymes!
Elisabeth Lill Andreassen, M.Sc
PO Boks 6463
9294 Tromsø, Norway
|Dear Michael Pfaffl,
you very much for
well organised conference, I've learnt a lot of new things. Probably
more basic researches were expected, nevertheless, I'm very satisfied
that have attended it!
Institute of Vaccines and Sera
|Dear Dr. Michael
you for the whole
qPCR 2011 event that was really satisfactory both scientifically
and socially. We wish to contribute more for your events in future.
Irem Uzonur (Assist.
I also wanted to thank everyone involved in organizing this meeting for
a job exceptionally well done. I thoroughly enjoyed the meetings,
especially the ample social activities and learned a lot from
presentations and technologies presented by the various companies /
Dr. Karl H. Hasenstein
Department of Biology
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA 70504-2451
Thank you for the nice meeting. We enjoyed it very much!
Biogazelle, Gent, Belgium
für die Einladung zu dem Kongress. Ich fand ihn sehr gelungen und
habe nur einen minimalen Verbesserungsvorschlag:
mehr Gewicht auf 10 Min-Vorträge von Doktoranden und Postdocs
gelegt werden, so wie am letzten Tag.
organizers of the
qPCR event 2011,
I would like to thank you for the successful organization of very rich,
interactive and interesting congress on qPCR and NGS.
I enjoyed it a lot!
I am looking forward to see some presentations again, hence I would
like to ask you when you attended to put them on the website?
The Easter days are over J
National Institute of Biology - Department of Biotechnology and Systems
Vecna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
How are you?
Thank you again for a great meeting! And dancing ;-)
! Hope not the last time!
I wanted to ask you, is the access already possible for the
presentations? I could not find on the site. Could you, please give me
a link? I would like to have a look at Tania's presentation.
Hope everything is going well for you!
Thank you again for the meeting!
All the best,
Marina Tshuikina Wiklander PhD
EMEA Histology and Hematology, Category Specialist Research and Applied