An Introduction to Real-time PCR and Examples of Its Applications


Real-time PCR is already well established in many fields, including food safety and quality testing and environmental assessment. It enables the rapid and sensitive detection of specific nucleic acids. Some of the applications include detecting pathogens in food and water, food and animal feed ingredient authentication, and the detection and quantification of DNA from genetically modified organisms. This one-hour webinar is an introduction to the technology and an analysis of its benefits.

The topics include:

  • Real-time PCR and how it works for us
  • Benefits of using real-time PCR for pathogen detection
  • Practical tips for real-time PCR applications

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.