Increased safety and efficiency in sample preparation protocols for real-time PCR-based food quality testing


Good sample preparation is the cornerstone of successful real-time PCR-based food quality testing. The extraction of pure DNA from foodstuffs and bacterial enrichment cultures can be safe and efficient if the right protocols are applied. This webinar focuses on QIAGEN's standardized, safe, and reliable manual and automated sample preparation protocols, which can be used for a whole range of foodstuffs, regardless of inhibitor contents.

There is no participation fee for this one-hour webinar. This presentation:

Discusses the importance of reliable sample preparation for food safety testing
Illustrates the benefits of QIAGEN's modified CTAB method for DNA extraction from food
Shows the process safety of DNA extraction from bacterial enrichment cultures
Introduces data on effective inhibitor removal


Dr. Marcia Armstrong

Marcia Armstrong
Dr. Marcia Armstrong obtained her doctorate in nutrition from the Harvard School of Public Health. After a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Gastroenterology Department at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has been with QIAGEN for 20 years and is currently Global Scientific Affairs Manager with the food safety testing team.