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APR 21, 2021 10:30 AM PDT

Panel Presentation: Driving lab efficiency with PCR power

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  • Product Manager, DNA Polymerases, Thermo Fisher
    Biography

      Marija Navickaitė studied Biochemistry for her undergraduate degree, followed by Human Genetics for her master's degree at the University College London. Marija joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as an R&D scientist and developed a number of innovative Thermo Scientific molecular biology products. After several years in R&D, she became a product manager for PCR enzymes. In her current role, she manages high-fidelity DNA polymerases such as Invitrogen™ Platinum™ SuperFi™ II DNA Polymerase and Thermo Scientific™ Phusion™ High Fidelity DNA Polymerase. She is passionate about improving PCR products to help fulfill customer needs.

    • Sr. Product Manager, Thermal Cyclers & Plastics, Thermo Fisher
      Biography

        Kyle Hondorp earned her Bachelor of Science in Genetics at the University of California, Davis. She spent 18 years working for Active Motif, a life sciences company focused on providing solutions for epigenetic research, where she held roles in R&D, manufacturing, technical support and product management. In 2008, she earned her Master of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos. Kyle joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2018 and is currently a Sr. Manager, Product Management for the Applied Biosystems™ PCR plastics and thermal cycler portfolios. Kyle is dedicated to providing PCR workflow solutions.


      Abstract

      Detection and/or amplification of target DNA sequences by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a prevalent method in molecular biology. PCR has a broad range of applications, including use in research for infectious diseases, cancer, forensic analysis, and agricultural biotechnology.   Now, more than ever, researchers need ways to increase lab efficiency and productivity. While the fundamental principles of PCR have remained the same over the years, vast improvements have been made to DNA polymerases, instrumentation, and plastic consumables to streamline PCR and provide solutions for challenging research applications.   In this webinar, we will cover time-saving tips to help increase your PCR productivity. We will address common PCR pitfalls that can be avoided with innovations in enzymes, instruments, and plastics. We will also discuss PCR tools that are available to researchers who wish to push PCR boundaries to overcome research limitations. 

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Discover ways to get the most out of your PCR and improve lab productivity

      2. Understand key properties of DNA polymerases, thermal cycler technologies, and plastics parameters for optimal PCR results

      3. Learn how to avert common PCR mistakes and troubleshoot PCR issues when they arise


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