Real-Time, Quantitative PCR (qPCR): Theory and Real-World Agricultural Applications
Event Date(s): Friday, October 29, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:30pm CDT
Register by: Friday, October 29 2021
Part 2 in a 3 part series where InnovATEBio and Bio-Rad partner to bring together experts in the cutting-edge applications of PCR. Liz Dreskin will provide a deep dive into the technology, theory, and applications of qPCR and related techniques, such as reverse transcription qPCR. Rahul Patharkar will then describe his research into the use of gene editing and qPCR to develop a new winter cover crop that gives farmers an extra crop in their annual rotations. He will also discuss how his company, CoverCress, uses PCR in combination with traditional plant breeding and multiplex gene editing to transform a weed into a cash crop by improving its flavor, oil composition, and yield.