Design considerations for qPCR assays

DATE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
TIME: 09:00 am CST (UTC-6 hours)

Quantitative PCR (a.k.a. qPCR or real-time PCR) is one of the most commonly used techniques in molecular life sciences. It is used for multiple applications including gene expression, SNP genotyping, and copy number variation. However, knowing how to achieve the best results is not always straight-forward. Join us for this webinar on 5′ nuclease (primer- and probe-based) qPCR assay design and experimental setup. Senior Scientific Applications Specialist, Dr Erik Wendlandt, will provide guidelines for using design parameters such as Tm, GC content, amplicon size, and primer and probe location. He will also describe several free, online tools, including BLAST, that can aid in primer/probe design and analysis. General considerations for droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) will be included. Dr. Wendlandt will answer your questions during a live Q&A session following the webinar presentation.