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Kenneth Pierce's Biography

Kenneth Pierce, Senior Research Scientist, Brandeis University

Dr. Pierce has worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Brandeis University over the past 15 years developing new molecular technologies and assays for use in biodefense, veterinary and clinical medicine. He is a co-inventor of Linear-After-The-Exponential (LATE)-PCR and related technologies that greatly increase detection capabilities of single-tube assays. He received a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Opening New Dimensions in Diagnostics with Hybridization Probes

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:30

Add to Calendar ▼2014-04-29 11:30:002014-04-29 12:30:00Europe/LondonOpening New Dimensions in Diagnostics with Hybridization

Probes that signal upon hybridization offer advantages over hydrolysable probes for digital PCR multiplexing.  Ratios of fluorescent signals from different probes can identify many specific mutations per probe, even if measured only at ambient temperature.  If melting analysis is added, detection capability greatly increases.  Large genes can be interrogated for rare mutations and identified in a background of normal DNA.

Add to Calendar ▼2014-04-29 00:00:002014-04-30 00:00:00Europe/LondonPCR and Next-Gen