Collaborative Research Unit

Ghent University Digital PCR Consortium

Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Development of bioinformatics software, tools and databases
    • Quantitative genetics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Molecular diagnostics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary genetics
Description
Digital PCR (dPCR) is a technique for absolute quantification of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) which relies on the partitioning of a sample in more than ten thousand nanoliter-scale polymerase chain reactions (PCR). Several research groups at Ghent University have been pioneering the implementation of digital PCR in the past years. With the Ghent University Digital PCR consortium, we want to strengthen the ongoing and future collaborations, facilitate the use of the technology, share the expertise and organize courses and symposia on dPCR.