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Technology Seminar (26 May 2016)



Technology Seminar

Digital RNA Sequencing for Accurate
Gene Expression Profiling


Dr Raed N Samara 
Global Product Manager

26 May 2016 (Thu)
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Seminar Room 4, Room 4-02, 4/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq) uses the capabilities of Next Generation high-throughput sequencing (NGS) methods to provide insight into the transcriptome of a cell as it generates millions of reads. Development of a highly reproducible and sensitive targeted quantitative sequencing method would aid in facilitating a deeper understanding and characterization of the roles of a specific set of genes. We developed a targeted RNA-Seq technology, QIAseq RNA, which makes use of several methodologies to deliver an extremely flexible, highly precise tool for characterizing gene expression. You can choose to multiplex up to 96 RNA samples from 12 to 1000-plex expression panels. Complex gene relationships in perturbed pathways were mapped using QIAGEN’s Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) tool. The IPA tool also facilitated the elucidation of the impact of gene expression changes in the context of biological processes, molecular interactions, cellular phenotypes and disease.


Dr Raed got PhD, Tumor Biology, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC, being Postdoctoral Fellow at NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI), BETHESDA, MD and joined QIAGEN in 2013, Global product management team, leading QIAGEN’s product management efforts to develop targeted DNA and RNA solutions.



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