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Technology Seminar (6 Apr 2016)



Technology Seminar

Sample to Insight: Liquid Biopsy –
Rapid Isolation of Exosomes,
Extracellular Vesicles & Vesicular RNA


Dr Martin Schlumpberger
Associate Director, Qiagen GmbH

6 April 2016 (Wed)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar Room 2, G/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Liquid Biopsy has the potential to transform healthcare and biomedical research. The presentation will give an overview on QIAGEN’s approach to provide integrated solutions for isolation of circulating biomarkers and their analysis in research and diagnostic applications. For isolation and analysis of exosomal RNA and other exosomal content a new affinity-based spin column procedure is presented. It allows separation of vesicular RNA (incl. intact mRNA transcripts and miRNA) from non-vesicular RNA. The same approach can also be applied to rapid isolation of intact exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) for physical characterization, analysis of vesicular proteins, and functional studies.


PhD in Chemistry (1996). Postdoc, Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF, USA (1996-2001). Sample Technologies Development, QIAGEN GmbH (2001 – present; Scientist, Senior Scientist, Assoc. Director).



Co-organized with QIAGEN Hong Kong PTE. LTD  QIAGEN Logo
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