Webinar -Tips and tricks for the isolation and analysis of microbial DNA
You want to make sure to get the most accurate microbial representation from a tricky sample such as stool, soil or biofilm. For high-yield, high-quality DNA efficient lysis is just the starting point. Inhibitor removal is also crucial. In this webinar, we walk you through the complete workflow, from the sampling to the data analysis.
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From microbes to microbiomes – results you can trust
Complete workflow for microbiome research
Efficient sample disruptionSome microbes contain a robust extracellular matrix, making them especially difficult to lyse. Incomplete lysis of a microbial community results in an inaccurate representation of the microbial content of the sample. QIAGEN’s sample disruption solutions ensure fast, powerful and efficient homogenization.
Unbiased high-yield sample preparationQIAGEN‘s microbial nucleic acid isolation kits result in high yields of high-quality DNA and RNA. Efficient lysis prevents bias towards abundant species; the patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® removes inhibitory components that can negatively affect analysis and efficient host DNA depletion, enabling efficient use of NGS capacities.
State-of-the-art detectionQIAGEN’s solutions for NGS and qPCR analysis include features such as low bioburden reagents, internal controls to monitor workflow steps and inhibitor-resistant chemistries. These facilitate accurate and efficient NGS and qPCR analysis for high-quality results.
Digital insightsQIAGEN’s bioinformatics tools for microbiome research provide fully integrated solutions to turn results to insights. The software is intuitive and easy-to-use. Preconfigured workflows streamline the processing of raw NGS data.
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Webinars, on-demandLearn more about exiting microbiome research and hear from leading scientists in this field in a series of webinars. Go to our webinar page to download and listen to an on-demand recording.
Featured kits for microbiome research
QIAamp PowerFecal Pro DNA KitUp to 20-fold more DNA. Efficient lysis, higher alpha diversity and recovery of inhibitor-free DNA. Automatable.
DNeasy PowerSoil Pro KitInhibitor-free DNA for direct downstream use. Yield up to 8-fold DNA with unbiased alpha sample diversity results. Automatable.
QIAseq FastSelect –5S/16S/23S KitsRapid 5S/16S/23S rRNA removal. From fragmented or full-length RNA for metatranscriptomics studies.
Automated solutions to standardize your microbiome workflow
Sample preparation is a significant factor in determining the success of every microbiome workflow and its reproducibility. Variations in nucleic acid quality, like degradation, concentration, or presence of contaminants, can impact your results and their interpretation. Extraction of nucleic acids by different users allows for increased chances of error due to multiple manual interventions. This further leads to irregularities in the research outcome. Automating the extraction of nucleic acids is one way to ensure reproducibility. Learn more about QIAGEN’s automated solutions for standardized and reproducible sample processing.
Efficient homogenization for sample disruption
High-level homogenization and reproducible results with difficult-to-lyse samples.
Redefining automated sample processingAutomation of proven QIAGEN spin-column kits with full connectivity for remote monitoring.
Mid-high throughput nucleic acid purification96-well format for reliable DNA/RNA extraction.
Fully integrated, rapid workflow automationMagnetic-beads-based sample purification from a varied range of starting materials.
What is the microbiome?
The microbiome is the community of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and eukaryotes) that can be found inside and on the human and animal body, as well as on plants and in the environment.
What is metagenomics?
Metagenomics, also known as community genomics, is the genetic analysis of microbial communities contained in natural living environments. It enables the analysis of the microbial diversity and ecology of a specific environment. Metagenomics provides scientists with a means to study microbes which cannot be cultured and enables them to better capture the extraordinary diversity present within microbial communities. This is achieved by Next-Generation Sequencing techniques with the ability to analyse thousands of samples in parallel. Scientists can then gain valuable insights to better understand both our own physiology and the systems of the world we live in.