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Nucleic acid quantification and disease outcome prediction in colorectal cancer
Authored by: Stephen A Bustin, University of London, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

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  • Gene expression profiling continues as the predominant tool to identify markers associated with disease or therapy targets
  • Gene expression data is prone to variance from experiment to experiment, lab to lab, platform to platform
  • Gene expression data must be validated with independent quantitative analysis tools 

Biological research from discovery to development is costly – both in time and resources - making the careful design and validation of gene expression experiments to generate useful data for diagnostics, target identification, screening, and genotyping applications critical. All researchers are still confronted with difficult questions after completing any expression profiling experiment - how to validate and standardize the data that has been generated. 

Learn from seasoned and savvy researchers capturing the complete biological story at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2nd Annual Quantitative PCR, Microarrays, and Biological Validation. 

  1. Development of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Assay: Choices and Strategies
  2. Statistical Analysis of Real-Time PCR Data
Scientific Advisors
Mr. Herbert Auer, Columbus Children’s Research Institute
Dr. James Clark, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Dr. Shelley Ann Des Etages, Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Eric Fedyk, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. George Grills, Cornell University
Dr. Marc Salit, National Institute of Standard sand Technology

Distinguished Faculty
Ms. Pamela Scott Adams, Trudeau Institute 
Mr. Herbert Auer, Columbus Children’s Research Institute
Dr. Michael Burczynski, Wyeth
Dr. Margaret C. Cam, NIDDK NIH 
Dr. Shelley Ann des Etages, Pfizer, Inc.
Ms. Paula Evans, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Dr. Eric R. Fedyk, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
Dr. George Grills, Cornell University
Mr. Tim Hunter, University of Vermont
Dr. Marc Salit, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Martin Steinau, CDC 
Dr. Timothy Triche, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Jo Vandesompele, Ghent University Hospital 
Dr. Lisa White, Baylor College of Medicine 
Dr. James C. Willey, Medical College of Ohio& Gene Express, Inc. 
Dr. Jason Yang, Pfizer, Inc.
Mr. Joshua S. Yuan, The University of Tennessee

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Mary Ann Brown, Senior Conference Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5425

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Phone: 781-972-5431



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