Advanced PCR Techniques: From Theory to Tracking Viruses in Wastewater
Event Date(s): Friday, October 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:30pm CDT
Part 1 in a 3 part series where InnovATEBio and Bio-Rad partner to bring together experts in the cutting-edge applications of PCR. In this webinar, Liz Dreskin will provide an overview of the theory, technology, and applications of conventional PCR, real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR), reverse transcription qPCR, isothermal PCR, and take a deep dive into droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). Then, Josh Steele will describe how his laboratory at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project uses ddPCR to track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to quantify infection rates and identify new emerging variants in communities.