Detect miRNA with qPCR LNA technology

Dec 14, 2017 1:00 PM–2:00 PM (EST)
Duration: 1hrs
microRNAs (miRNAs) are naturally occurring, noncoding RNAs that mediate post-transcriptional gene regulation. miRNAs are small, around 22 nucleotides long, but mighty. Serving as regulators of gene expression with an important role in many biological processes, miRNAs are broadly studied.  There are many tools and methods available to support miRNA research – Choosing the right tools for your  miRNA experiments is essential for your research success and can help you be the one to make the next big miRNA discovery.

This webinar will introduce the advantages of miRNA detection using qPCR with LNA technology (locked nucleic acids). In addition, we will discuss overcoming the challenges of analyzing biofluids such as plasma.

Dr. Francesca Di Pasquale

Francesca Di Pasquale
Dr. Francesca Di Pasquale obtained her degree in medicinal chemistry in 2004 from the University of Padova in Italy. During this time she also studied at the University of Medicinal Chemistry in Bonn in Germany, writing her diploma thesis at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She then joined the Faculty of Chemistry and Life Science at the Excellence University of Konstanz, obtaining a PhD in Natural Science in 2008. She now holds the position at QIAGEN of Senior Scientist in Applied Testing R&D.