Remodelling PCR as a tool for microbial diagnostics with Prof Stephen Bustin

Join us on Teams on 22 February at 3pm
Stephen Bustin

Join ARU's Medical Technology Research Centre (MTRC) in Chelmsford or online for a seminar from Prof Stephen Bustin on a potential paradigm shift in our approach to detecting and classifying microbial pathogens.

The real time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is firmly established as the method of choice for laboratory-based detection of microbial agents in the areas of clinical, veterinary and agricultural diagnostics and food safety.

The main issues preventing its use for point of care (POC) diagnostics are (i) sample preparation requirements, (ii) assay run times, especially when targeting RNA viruses and (iii) temperature cycling protocol-dependent high energy consumption.

We have developed new assay design guidelines and protocols for both laboratory-based and POC applications. Their practical implementation has the potential to lead to a paradigm shift in our approach to detecting and classifying microbial pathogens in preparation for the inevitable next pandemic.

Just turn up at SAL 004 on our Chelmsford campus or join the Teams meeting at the time the event starts.

For more information, email mtrc@aru.ac.uk

Join us on Teams on 22 February at 3pm