qPCR 2011 Event

5th international qPCR Symposium
& Industrial Exhibition & Application Workshops

28th March - 1st April 2011,   in Freising-Weihenstephan,

Technical University of Munich,  Physiology-Weihenstephan,  Germany

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Freising, 25th May 2011

Dear colleagues,
dear researchers,

dear company representatives,

On behalf of the Organisation Committee and the Scientific Board it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 5th International qPCR Symposium & Industrial Exhibition & Application Workshop  to be held at the Center of Life Science in Freising Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München (Germany). The great international interest in the previous meetings [ qPCR 2004 qPCR 2005 qPCR 2005 in Leipzig qPCR 2007 qPCR 2009 and qPCR 2010 in Vienna] with up to 600 participants coming from 56 countries, and over 40 international companies in the qPCR Industrial Exhibition led us to the decision to repeat the Symposium in spring 2011.

We have set the date for the qPCR 2011 Event  to 28th March - 1st April 2011. The event location is the central lecture hall complex and the foyer at TUM (Technical University of Munich) in Freising Weihenstephan, Germany. The TUM and the Biotech region around Munich is part of the largest Biotech cluster in Europe, located close to the Munich airport in the heart of Bavaria.

The focus of the qPCR 2011 Event will be on:

Molecular Diagnostics:   from single-cells  to  Next Generation Sequencing

Leading academic researchers and industrial contributors in the field will participate in the symposium, which will be an arena for fruitful discussions between researchers of different backgrounds. The Symposium Talks, Poster Sessions, Industrial Exhibition and associated qPCR Application Workshops offer an overview of the present knowledge and future developments in qPCR and gene expression measurement technology and its wide applications.

The symposium will focus on 71 lectures and 91 posters will be presented by internationally recognised experts in their field. The emphasis will be on unbiased, didactic information exchange. Internationally reknown speakers will be participating in a lively and exciting programme enabling the valuable exchange of information in the qPCR field. One third of the talks will be presented by selected invited speakers, one third will be selected from the submitted abstracts and one third will be presented by qPCR  related company R&D representatives. All scientific contributions will be published in the qPCR 2011 Symposium Proceedings (ISBN 978-3000338403).

The qPCR 2011 Event contains several parts:

1.     qPCR Symposium  taking place March 28th - 30th
2.     A parallel  qPCR Industrial Exhibition  taking place March 28th - 30th      ( fully booked )

3.     Followed by three  qPCR application Workshops  taking place March 31st - April 1st
        powered by the TATAA Biocenter Sweden

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Please register here =>  http://registration.qPCR2011.net

Symposium Talk and Poster session:

Main topic:   Molecular diagnostics in single-cells
Single-cell sampling, circulating tumor cells (CTS), pre-amplification techniques, laser micro dissection, sub-cellular PCR, micro-manipulation of cell clusters, cellular micro injection, FACS spotting, single-cell handling, …
Markers in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic, markers on DNA, RNA, microRNA level, disease markers, tissue specific markers, cancer markers, stem-cells markers, differentiation markers, methylation markers diagnostic quantification methods, epigenetics, SNP analysis, high resolution melt (HRM) applications, ...

Main topic:   High throughput analysis in qPCR  &  NGS  (Next Generation Sequencing)
Next generation Sequencing (NGS); high throughput and gene expression profiling platforms, 384 – 1536 well applications and more, NGS application on DNA, mRNA and microRNA level, comparison of NGS with conventional high throughput qPCR, qPCR robotics; high throughput SNP application, real-time RT-PCR arrays (mRNA and microRNA), quantitative multiplexing …

MIQE and QM strategies in qPCR
The MIQE guidelines: minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments. Following these guidelines will encourage better experimental practice, allowing more reliable and unequivocal interpretation of qPCR results. QM strategies in real-time PCR to guarantee better and more valid results...

  • MIQE - state of the art & open discussion
  • RDML - state of the art & open discussion

small RNAs qPCR - microRNA and siRNA Applications
RNAi mechanism, microRNA extraction, qRT-PCR technologies to detect microRNA, siRNA applications in combination with qRT-PCR, microRNA targets and microRNA precursors, new siRNA manipulation and microRNA technologies, .....

Digital PCR  &  Nano-fluidics
Digital PCR (dPCR) can be used to directly quantify and clonally amplify nucleic acids including DNA, cDNA, mRNA or microRNA. It allows a more reliable collection and sensitive measurement of nucleic acid amounts, applications in copy number variants, point mutations, and molecular diagnostics; …

Pre-analytical Steps
Pre-amplification, sampling technologies, DNA / RNA purification, extraction efficiency, DNA / mRNA / microRNA quality control, Reverse Transcription, RT quality control, external references, ...

qPCR BioStatistics & BioInformatics
Software applications, data mining, calculation of relative expression, primer and probe design on mRNA and microRNA level, real-time PCR efficiency determination, mathematical modelling, multivariate expression profiling raw data analysis, statistics in real-time PCR, data management, multi-way expression profiling, multiple regression analysis, 3D data visualization.......

  • qBASE - data analysis lunch seminar
  • GENEX - data analysis lunch seminar

The scientific organization is managed by international well-known scientists in the field of real-time PCR:

Scientific board:

Stephen Bustin
Prof. of Molecular Science, Queen Mary School of Medicine, London, UK
Mikael Kubista
Prof. of Biotechnology, TATAA Biocenter, Sweden
Jo Vandesompele Prof. at the Center of Medical Genetics, University of Ghent, Belgium
Heinrich H.D. Meyer
Prof. of Physiology, Weihenstephan, Germany
Michael W. Pfaffl
Prof. of Molecular Physiology, Weihenstephan, Germany
scientific coordinator of the Symposium and the Application Workshops
Event organization:
Dr. Martina Reiter  BioEPS GmbH Freising    Martina.Reiter@BioEPS.com

We are looking forward to meeting you in March 2011 at the Symposium in Freising-Weihenstephan
Michael W. Pfaffl              Martina Reiter
Symposium Chair             BioEPS GmbH

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We welcome our international speakers, poster presenters, industry representatives, and symposium participants from all over the world!

Europe USA Austria Belgium UK Bulgaria China Canada Czech Republic Germany
Libanon Slovakia Denmark Estonia Hong Kong Greece Iran Egypt Finland Spain
France India Italy Korea Iran Japan Singapore Sweden Nigeria Saudi Arabia
Norway Kosovo Brazil Slovenia Tunesia Sambia Netherlands Turkey Russia Switzerland
Australia Hungary Camerun
Lithuania Romania Portugal Israel

Important dates:
The official conference and workshop language is ENGLISH.  No simultaneous translation will be provided.
All oral presentations, posters and abstracts must be presented in English
All scientific contributions will be published in the qPCR 2011 Symposium Proceedings  -  ISBN 978-3000338403
The symposium proceedings will including all Abstracts, Posters and Oral Presentations. Proceedings will be published as FULL PDF PRESENTATIONS on the symposium web page, as in the previous years qPCR 2004 qPCR 2005 qPCR 2007 and qPCR 2009. As wanted by the authors the PDF download of the contributions is password protected and only accessible for Symposium or Application Workshop participants.

Abstract submission deadline:
10th February  2011  -  abstract submission is closed !

Please register using the Internet based ConfTool registration and submission platform:

  1. Register as ConfTool User  =>  NEW USER  =>  Create new account
  2. Register as symposium PARTICIPANT  =>  for the symposium and/or workshops
  3. Submit Contribution  =>  submit your TALK and/or POSTER  abstract(s)
  4. Please indicate in which Session you want to present either a POSTER or give an TALK Presentation via MS PowerPoint

  • Until autumn 2011 the PDF download of the contributions is password protected and only accessible for Symposium and Workshop participants.
  • The abstract should be a one-page document based on unpublished material and written in good standard English. The text should clearly state objectives, methodology, results, and conclusion. Simple tables and graphs are allowed.
  • Poster will be DIN A0   (portrait format  =>  120 cm/48 inch high x 90 cm/35 inch wide)
  • Presentation of every communication at the Conference is subjected to formal registration of at least one co-author.
  • All scientific contributions will be published in the qPCR 2011 Symposium Proceedings  -  ISBN 978-3000338403

qPCR Industrial Exhibition       (fully booked)

An industrial exhibition will be held during the qPCR Symposium from 28 - 30th March in the foyer of the central lecture hall complex (green frame) and in two side rooms S1 and S2 (blue frame).  According to the booth location we have 31 booth in different prize categories. They are all grouped around the central lecture halls H14 and H15 and fits up to 650 people =>  Link to the Industrial Exhibition

To book a booth and for further details about the industrial exhibition, e.g. exhibition contract, technical management, stand allocation, electronic installations, internet connection (W-LAN), etc. we are pleased to answer your questions. Please contact   Martina Reiter  BioEPS GmbH Freising  Martina.Reiter@bioEPS.com

qPCR Application Workshops are powered by:

TATAA Biocenter Germany
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