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SELECTBIO Conferences Advances in qPCR and dPCR

Keith Jerome's Biography

Keith Jerome, Professor, University of Washington

Dr. Keith R. Jerome is Head of the Virology Division in the University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and a member of the combined program in Infectious Disease Sciences/Virology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He completed his postgraduate training in Laboratory Medicine and Virology at the University of Washington. Dr. Jerome’s clinical focus is on the diagnosis of viral infections and the role the laboratory can play in improved patient care.

He has published extensively on pathogen-host interactions and immune evasion by herpesviruses, and is now pioneering the use of DNA-editing endonucleases as a potentially curative therapy for previously incurable viral infections including HIV, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, and herpesvirus infections. He currently serves as co-PI of defeatHIV, one of three NIH-funded Martin Delaney Collaboratories dedicated to developing curative therapies for HIV.

In addition to his basic research efforts, Dr. Jerome leads the diagnostic virology program at the University of Washington. Under his guidance the program has designed and implemented molecular testing assays for a wide variety of human viruses, including hepatitis B and C, enterovirus, BK virus, and cytomegalovirus. The laboratory provides diagnostic support for stem cell transplant and other patients in the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the country through its reference testing services.

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Digital PCR in the Clinical Virology Laboratory - Applications and Limitations

Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 14:15

Add to Calendar ▼2014-05-15 14:15:002014-05-15 15:15:00Europe/LondonDigital PCR in the Clinical Virology Laboratory - Applications and Limitations Advances in qPCR and dPCR in Barcelona, SpainBarcelona,

Digital PCR (dPCR) allows sensitive and accurate absolute quantitation of nucleic acid samples without the need for a standard curve. While dPCR is still mainly used in research settings, the characteristics of dPCR also make it attractive in the clinical laboratory. In this talk we will discuss applications of dPCR in the diagnostic virology laboratory, including ultraprecise cytomegalovirus monitoring, diagnosis of chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6, and quantitation of latent HIV reservoirs.

Add to Calendar ▼2014-05-14 00:00:002014-05-15 00:00:00Europe/LondonAdvances in qPCR and dPCRAdvances in qPCR and dPCR in Barcelona, SpainBarcelona,