qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

Developments & Potential of qPCR & dPCR as a Tool for Progressing Molecular Biology Research


4th-5th Dec 2017


London, UK
Novotel London West

5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress
Date: December 4 - 5, 2017
Venue: Novotel London West, London, UK
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5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2017 qPCR & Digital PCR Congress, as part of our 4Bio event, which will be held on 4-5 December at the Novotel London West in central London. The event will be co-located with the NGS Tech & Applications Congress, the 3rd Microfluidics Congress and the 4th Synthetic Biology Congress.


qPCR & Digital PCR Featured Speakers @4BIO


Bringing together industry and academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology/diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, mRNA, bioinformatics and data management, the congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnostics, clinical applications, microbiology, and other novel applications.

With increasing numbers of real-time PCR and qPCR users purchasing digital PCR due to the reduction in its cost, absolute quantification, improved sensitivity, precision and greater robustness; and with the qPCR and Digital PCR market predicted to grow to $4.94 billion by 2021, this conference provides a timely opportunity to learn first-hand about dPCR whilst also keeping up to date with latest developments and strategies in qPCR and real-time PCR.

The conference will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A sessions from a 30-strong speaker faculty examining topics on three separate tracks.

Digital PCR: Applications & Possibilities

Understanding the benefits and future development of dPCR, comparing dPCR to qPCR and other technologies such as NGS, strategies to convert to a dPCR platform and applying the technology to precision medicine.

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qPCR: Strategies & Developments

Advances in qPCR methods, including assay design, sample preparation and quality control, multiplexing and parallel sequencing. The MIQE guidelines and standardisation are also explored.

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Healthcare Case Studies

qPCR and dPCR applied to oncology, neurology, prenatal diagnostics and infectious diseases. As well as gene expression and synthesis, biomarker discovery and mRNA/ncRNA/siRNA.

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4BIO: qPCR & Digital PCR Agenda


4bioThis strand of 4BIO brings together an outstanding speaker faculty from industry and academia. The agenda covers subjects as diverse as discordance between replicate qPCR reactions and circulating tumor DNA detection by ddPCR. In addition, one day is dedicated to healthcare case studies ranging in scope from haematological malignancies to the power of molecular viral diagnostics in clinical medicine giving you the opportunity to explore the practical application of this technology.

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Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program


Novotel London West
1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, LONDON, W6 8DR, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel +44 (0) 208 741 1555  |   Email H0737@accor.com

There is a special conference rate available at the venue hotel. You can book bedrooms by contacting their in-house reservations team directly on the details above and quoting the reference "Global Engage".

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities, or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of November. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended.† Therefore please contact us with†any questions you have as soon as possible.



Good buzz

It is a well organised and well attended conference. There's a lot of buzz and people are interested in the topics and the discussions.

Stephen Bustin

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Proper qPCR conference

There's actually very few proper qPCR conferences left now, so it was too good an opportunity to miss.

David Hughes

UK Sales Manager, Integrated DNA Technologies


Mix of attendees

It's a good mixture of people with a broad background of knowledge and interest.

Anders Ståhlberg

Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Growing conference

We decided to come to the qPCR and dPCR congress because we were at the meeting last year. This event is even bigger than last year and we've been very pleased with the interaction with the delegates here and also the focus on digital PCR which is a core part of our technology.

Sandy McBean

VP Sales and Support EMEA at 10X Genomics

4BIO Sponsors

  • Bio-Rad
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Stilla
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
    Platinum Sponsor
  • jnmedsys
    Gold Sponsor
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Gold Sponsor
  • Takara
    Gold Sponsor
  • Perkin Elmer
    Gold Sponsor
  • Sagentia
    Gold Sponsor
  • Fluidigm
    Gold Sponsor
  • Advanced Analytical
    Silver Sponsor
  • Fluorogenics
    Silver Sponsor
  • Doulix
    Silver Sponsor
  • DKMS Life Science Lab
    Content Sponsor
  • Minifab
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Advanced Microfluidics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Xxpress
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Corning
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biolegio
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Dolomite
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Fluigent
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Labcyte
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Microfluidic Chipshop
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Elveflow
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Brand
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hahn Schickard
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Vision Research
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Central Biotechnology Services
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Kloe
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biogazelle
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Genewiz
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • QCL
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bio Molecular Systems
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bioline
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hamilton
  • NYtor

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qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

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Media Partners

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  • International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine
  • Journal of Biotechnology
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  • Rapid Microbiology
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks