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Masterclass and Networking Forum in Applications of Digital Biology, incorporating Droplet Digital PCR



Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, UTS Building 10, 235 Jones St Ultimo, Sydney NSW

Digital Biology incorporating Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) is used to solve new Research and Clinical Laboratory problems. It is an ideal technology to increase Throughput, enhance Quality Assurance and push the boundaries of Detection, with its absolute quantification of nucleic acids in small samples. Register for this forum to learn and share knowledge in current and potential applications, including Rare mutation detection, Copy number variation, Liquid biopsy, DNA methylation, and more. With presentations from leading scientists investigating new applications and global experts from Bio-Rad, this Forum is a must for existing researchers in the field or for scientists and medicos looking to adopt Digital Biology for research or clinical aspects.

Register here:

Time Topic
10:30 am Registration Check and Networking
11:00 am Introduction to Droplet Digital Biology

Dr. Carlo Natividad, PhD, Digital Biology Specialist, Life Science Group, Bio-Rad Laboratories
11:15 am Circulating tumour DNA in melanoma: is it ready for prime time?

Dr. Jenny Lee, Medical Oncologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW
11:45 am Cancer and Beyond: Circulating DNA methylation in injury and disease

Dr. Warwick Locke, PhD, Scientist, CSIRO Molecular Diagnostic Solutions, Life Sciences Centre, Riverside Corporate Park NSW
12:15 pm ddPCR for Cancer Biomarker Detection

A/Prof. Therese Becker, PhD, Circulating Tumour Cell Program Leader, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, NSW
12:45 pm Break (Light Lunch) and Networking
1:30 pm Digital Biology and Precision Medicine, new direction in Health Care

Brooke Troth, BSc MBA(Mktg Mgt), Marketing Manager and Clinical Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories
1:45 pm Development of External Quality Assurance for Liquid Biopsy Proficiency Testing (RCPAQAP)

Dr. Sze Chai,PhD, Scientist - Molecular Genetics, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program Pty Limited (RCPAQAP), NSW
2:15 pm Introduction of Digital PCR into Clinical Laboratory

Dr. Linda Lee, PhD, Senior Scientist, NSW Health Pathology, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
2:45 pm Comparison of digital PCR technologies and their applications in diabetes research

Dr. Wilson Wong, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, NSW
3:15 pm Break (Afternoon Tea) and Networking
3:35 pm Using ddPCR to analyse copy number variation of CDKN2A in mesothelioma

Dr. Yuen Yee Cheng, PhD, Principal Scientist, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, Concord Hospital, NSW
4:05 pm Measurement of MGMT Methylation in Glioblastoma

Dr. Daniel Burke, PhD, Senior Scientist, National Measurement Institute, West Lindfield, NSW
4:35 pm Droplet Digital PCR - moving rapidly from Research to the Clinic

Richard Harrison, Digital Biology Segment Manager, Asia Pacific, Bio-Rad Laboratories
5:00 pm Close

For more information, please contact:

Robert Curtain, Genomics Product Manager
+61 04 2138 0050 | [email protected]