October 17, 2017, by Wan Yong Ho

qPCR Workshop with Science Vision







On 10 October 2017, the Department of Biomedical Sciences conducted a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) workshop in collaboration with Science Vision Sdn. Bhd. to provide a deeper understanding about the principles and applications of  qPCR is scientific research. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biosciences and School of Pharmacy participated in the workshop, which also involved a qPCR hands-on practical session.

In the morning, the dedicated staff from Science Vision explained about the principle and theory behind qPCR, as well as shared with the participants on the strategies to design best primers and probes for qPCR.

Han Chung from Science Vision sharing the Dos and Don’ts of designing good PCR primers.

Interactive session with the participants – Danish and Kim Jun (standing students in white and black shirt respectively) were discussing how to study cancer gene expression using qPCR.











The afternoon session involved a qPCR statistical analysis workshop and it was followed by a qPCR hands-on practical session.

Participants were taught on the statistical theories and principles behind qPCR result analysis in the statistic workshop.

Students listening attentively to learn how to analyse gene expression level using qPCR study.










The qPCR workshop ran successfully.  Cheng Kim Jun, a Year 3 BMS UG student commented that: “The qPCR workshop was very fruitful and it is not only improving my knowledge and skills on qPCR, but it also boosts my confidence to carry out qPCR in my final year research project”.

Han Chung demonstrating the correct way to set up the Eco48 machine for running a qPCR reaction

Students practicing how to perform a qPCR experiment during the hands-on practical session
















Last but not least, the Department of Biomedical Sciences would like to thank Science Vision for their kindness in fully sponsoring and supporting the qPCR workshop. We sincerely hope that such meaningful workshop can be held more in the future to expose the undergraduate and postgraduate students on the latest updates of research technologies and equipment.


Article by: Chong Zhi Xiong (BMS year 3 student)

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