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Technology Seminar (30 Nov 2012)



Technology Seminar

Oragene & OMNIgene: Investigating the use of
Saliva for Human and Microbial Nucleic Acid
Collection and Stabilization


Ms Elizabeth Firth

Asia Pacific Business Development Manager

30 November 2012 (Fri)

2:00 – 3:00pm

Room 7-03, 7/F,

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research

5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



The traditional method for the collection of human genomic DNA has historically been blood sampling. However, scientists around the world are now looking to a non-invasive method, saliva, to obtain their samples. Through the use of Oragene DNA/RNA researchers are able to broaden and scale their population studies whilst collecting the same high quality samples necessary for performance on the latest and most stringent downstream applications. Studies are also branching into saliva as a source to study the oral microbiome where OMNIgene is used to stabilize the species and make discoveries in this emerging field of research.

About the Speaker:

Elizabeth Firth is the Asia Pacific Business Development Manager at DNA Genotek. She has worked with the company for 5 years. The first two years she was dedicated to the New England area in the United States and the past three years she has been focused on improving the awareness of non-invasive sample collection, stabilization and preparation methods for molecular analysis and testing in Asia.



Kind Reminder: Please take off your lab coat before coming to the seminar.
Co-organized with DNA Genotek DNA Genotek Logo
Refreshment to be served
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