Digital sequencing: Introduction to Unique Molecular Index (UMI) technology for targeted sequencing

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This webinar introduces a novel digital sequencing technology that incorporates Unique Molecular Indices, or UMIs into the DNA or RNA sequences before PCR amplification takes place, to eliminate errors such as PCR duplication and amplification bias. Join us to learn how UMI technology works and how it is used in QIAGEN’s QIAseq sequencing solutions. Find out how to improve your NGS data with the accuracy of UMIs!

Dr. Sam Rulli

Samuel J. Rulli

Samuel Rulli is an R&D Scientist in qPCR applications at QIAGEN and has spent three years in the biotech industry as a qPCR specialist developing, evaluating, and teaching different qPCR technologies and applications. Dr. Rulli received his PhD in 2002 from Tulane University studying the gastric proton pump and did post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD. Trained as a molecular biologist, Dr. Rulli has worked on different assay detection technologies for gene expression and nucleic acid analysis.