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New Life Science Conference: “Molecular Diagnostics Europe” at BIOTECHNICA 2010
BIOTECHNICA, Europe's Leading Exhibition for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, is broadening its portfolio to include a new conference and special display on molecular diagnostics. Produced by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute, a leading organizer of biomedical conferences in the United States, the "Molecular Diagnostics Europe" (MDxEU) conference is making its debut this year. The main focus will be on new methods for molecular diagnostics, particularly with regard to cancer and infectious diseases.
Thanks to the systematic and increasingly easy analysis of genes and proteins, researchers are beginning to understand diseases at the molecular level. This new understanding is paving the way for easy-to-apply testing systems, since if a particular molecule or gene segment is characteristic of an infectious agent or particular kind of tumor, that molecule or gene can also be detected.
Automatic diagnostic systems - "Sample in, answer out"
NGS enables rapid analysis of human or bacterial genomes
Point-of-care diagnosis: Immediate diagnostics in the hospital or doctor's office
Dr. Rosanna W. Peeling, Professor of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will deliver a keynote presentation detailing the opportunities and challenges associated with systems for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Other keynote speakers include Dr. Johan den Dunnen from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, Dr. Rudi Pauwels from Biocartis in Switzerland, Dr. Stephen Little from QIAGEN in the United Kingdom and Dr. Mark P. Stevenson from Life Technologies in the United States.
The conference takes place from 5 to 7 October 2010 at the Convention Center at the Hannover Exhibition Center. The conference language is English.
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