Powerful liquid biopsy: from multianalytes to ultrasensitive cfDNA analysis

A series of three liquid biopsy webinars about how you can get a complete picture by stabilizing and isolating multiple analytes from the same blood draw – to generate insights otherwise undetectable in single analytes. You will learn how to get started with multianalyte studies and how to analyze cfDNA using NGS and dPCR techniques.

Webinar 1:

While circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and to some extent CTCs from blood are routinely used as an analyte in liquid biopsy cancer research applications, circulating cell-free RNA (cfRNA) has recently also gained relevance for biomarker studies. The combination of insights from different analytes promises an increase in understanding molecular processes of tumor biology. However, there are still challenges to overcome in the preanalytical workflow which e.g. includes defining suitable blood collection tubes, transport concepts or extraction methods. 
In this webinar, you will learn: 

  • Why multianalyte studies allow you to see the whole picture
  • The importance of sample collection and standardized extraction methods
  • How to get started: a case study
About the speaker
Dr. Christian Neander, Scientist
PreAnalytiX GmbH
Christian Neander joined PreAnalytiX GmbH as a Scientist with a focus on ccfDNA applications from human whole blood samples in 2021. Previously, he was a representative for Life Science and Engineering at the Ministry of Science in Northrhine-Westphalia. He studied biology at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and gained his PhD in tumor immunology at the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg and the German Cancer Consortium.
Dr. Siegfried Hauch, Director
Dr. Siegfried Hauch joined QIAGEN in 2001 where he has held several positions in Marketing and R&D for the AdnaTest product portfolio. He studied biology at the Albert Einstein University in Ulm and received his Ph.D. in 1997 in plant physiology and molecular biology at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Siegfried is Director of CTC Research and Development at QIAGEN in Hilden, Germany.
Date of recording:Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Duration:60 minutes
Academic Basic Research
Cancer (other / various)
Liquid Biopsy
Cancer Research