Part 2: Tackle the Challenges in qPCR - Critical Factors for Successful Multiplex Real-Time PCR

2-Part Webinar series: Tackle the Challenges in qPCR

Part 2: Critical Factors for Successful Multiplex Real-Time PCR

Multiplex real-time PCR is a powerful tool for gene expression analysis, viral load monitoring, genotyping and many other applications. The ability to amplify and detect several genomic DNA, cDNA or RNA targets in the same reaction offers many benefits:

  • Conservation of precious samples – more quantification data per sample
  • Increased throughput – more targets analyzed per run on a cycler
  • Reliable results – no well-to-well variability due to co-amplification of internal control
  • Reduced costs – save time and reagents

The QuantiFast Multiplex PCR and RT-PCR Kits are optimized for reliable amplification of many different templates despite a high variability in abundance. Thus, they enable successful amplification of multiple targets at the first attempt – without the need for optimization.

This webinar explains the principles of the QIAGEN multiplex technologies and shows data demonstrating the exceptional multiplex real-time PCR performance of the QuantiFast Multiplex PCR Kits.

Laura Alina Mohr, M.Sc.

Laura Alina Mohr joined QIAGEN in 2015. She received her Master’s Degree in Chemical Biology at the Technical University Dortmund in Germany. During this time, she was involved in Systemic Cell Biology research at the prestigious Max Planck Institute. Before joining QIAGEN, Laura Alina worked at the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, where she first focused on DNA damage/repair pathways and telomere biology. Later, she joined the Muscle Development, Aging and Regeneration program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. At QIAGEN she is interested in gene expression profiling focusing on various biological pathways, e.g. cancer research and neurodegeneration.