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Bio-Rad's droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) has revolutionized nucleic acid quantitation with unrivalled precision, reproducibility, absolute target counts and improved sensitivity. It pushes research and diagnostic boundaries, allowing Scientists to answer questions that were unattainable through existing technologies.

Following the outstanding success of the 1st Symposium in Bangkok in October 2016, researchers, users and clinicians will again come together to report out on the latest advances and explore where this remarkable technology is going.

The applications of ddPCR to date are diverse. Starting from the use of ddPCR in liquid biopsy to aid clinical decision-making in the treatment of cancers to monitoring viral load in infected patients, facilitating diseases biomarkers discoveries and applied testing such as quantitation of residual host cell DNA in biologics, ddPCR has certainly emerged as a breakthrough technology. With droplets expanding into Single Cell Analysis and Food Pathogen Detection, the 2nd Symposium promises to have an even wider range of topics.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Asia Pacific ddPCR symposium that will be held in Seoul on 5th September 2017. At this symposium, key opinions leaders will gather again to share the use of ddPCR in their work; spanning across liquid biopsy, clinical diagnostics, applied testing and frontier research. There will be keynote lectures, presentations on various ddPCR applications and an opportunity to learn about some of the latest advances in droplet based chemistry.

We promise this will be an exciting event and we look forward to having you with us.


The Organisers & Hosts of the
2nd Asia Pacific Droplet Digital PCR Symposium 2017


The Symposium

The 2nd Asia Pacific Droplet Digital PCR Symposium is a full day event held on the 5th of September 2017 at Le Méridien Seoul. We have gathered a distinguished panel of speakers from across the globe to share about their exciting work using Droplet Digital PCR. At the same time, more than 200 scientific participants will get to expand on their knowledge of the Droplet Digital PCR technology and its applications. This event also provides an excellent opportunity for bright minds to exchange ideas and interact with various key opinion leaders.

The key topics covered in this symposium include:
 • Cracking Lung Cancer through Liquid Biopsy
 • Cancer Research
 • Applied Testing
 • Frontier Research

Our Hosts & Partners

BMS is the leading Korean distributor of Life Science Research tools and a long term partner of Bio-Rad Laboratories, providing comprehensive sales and after-sales support to the Korean market.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations.



*Subject to changes

4th September 2017 - VIP Networking Session @ Cezanne Room Floor 2 (By Invitation Only)
5th September 2017 - 2nd ddPCR Symposium @ Davinci Grand Ballroom Floor LL


8:30 AM

Registration & Badge Collection

9:00 AM

Welcome Address

Lee Boyd
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations,
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Asia

9:05 AM

Welcome to South Korea

Mr. Duk-Hyun Lim
Vice President,
Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd, South Korea

9:10 AM

Symposium Introduction

Annette Tumolo
Executive Vice President, Digital Biology Group,
Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA

9:35 AM

BCR-ABL Testing in the IVD Laboratory using Droplet Digital PCR

Dr. Niels Pallisgaard
Sjællands Universitets Hospital, Denmark

10:45 AM

Monitoring Cancer Through Blood

Dr. Cloud Paweletz
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA


Clinical Validation of Droplet Digital PCR

Dr. Vaijayanti Gupta
Vice President, Clinical R&D,
STRAND Life Sciences, India

12:15 PM LUNCH

@ Davinci Grand Ballroom Floor LL

@ Chagall Room Floor LL

1:00 PM

Clinical Implementation of Liquid Biopsies for Personalized Oncology: The Journey from Research to Patient Care

Dr. Stephen Wong
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

Detection of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli by Linkage Analysis of Genomic Co-linear Markers Utilizing Droplet Digital PCR

Dr. Mike Clark
International Group Manager, PCR Food,
Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA

1:30 PM

EGFR Testing in the Clinical Laboratory

Dr. (Col) Deepak Ku Mishra,
TATA Medical Center, India

Detection of Chromosomal Aneuploidy using Droplet Digital PCR

Dr. Young Kyoung Bae
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS),
South Korea

2:00 PM

Droplet Digital PCR - Is it Ready for Prime Time in Oncology Clinics?

Dr. Moushumi Suryavanshi
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Center, India

Using Droplet Digital PCR for Quantification of Novel Host RNA Biomarkers : Rethinking Tuberculosis Infection and Disease

Dr. Nusara Satproedprai
Department of Medical Sciences, Thailand

2:30 PM

EGFR Mutation Detection in cfDNA

Asst. Prof. Pimpin Incharoen
Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Applying Droplet Digital PCR in the Marine Environment to monitor the red-tide dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium polykrikoides

Dr. Hyun Kwan Lee
Chonnam National University, South Korea


@ Davinci Grand Ballroom Floor LL

@ Chagall Room Floor LL

3:30 PM

Use of Cell-Free DNA for the Management of Lung Cancer Patients and Liver Transplant Recipients

Dr. Hongdo Do
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute, Australia

ddSeq Single Cell Transcriptome Sequencing

Dr. Carolyn Reifsnyder
Senior Global Marketing Manager, Digital Biology Group,
Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA

4:00 PM

Development of New Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT) Method using Digital PCR

Dr. Seung Yong Hwang
Biocore, South Korea

Detection of Genome Editing Outcomes by Droplet Digital PCR

Dr. Yuichiro Miyaoka
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan

4:30 PM

Possibility of Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) for Liquid Biopsy in Cancer Patients

Dr. Nak Jung Kwon
Macrogen, Clinical Diagnosis Group, South Korea

Microfluidic Technology for Isolation and Genetic Analysis of Circulating Rare Cells

Dr. Ki Ho Han
Inje University, Nanobiotechnology Department
South Korea


Plenary Speakers

To be advised.


To be advised.


Hotel Location


Le Méridien Seoul
120 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu Seoul, 06124 Korea
(82)(2) 3451 8000
[email protected]

Hotel Rates:
Hotel Rates - to be advised


Traveling from the Airport:
The Le Meridien Seoul is approximately 65 km from Incheon International Airport. We recommend the KAL Limousine Bus No. 6703 from Incheon International Airport to the hotel. Please choose Novotel Ambassador Gangnam as the final destination, this is 1 stop after the Le Méridien Seoul, the Le Méridien Seoul hotel's bus stop will be open from 1 September 2017. Tickets are available from the KAL Limousine counter by Gate 4 on the first floor of the airport for about $16 USD. Click here for the KAL Limousine Bus Schedule.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Gangnam-gu District of Seoul and a short 2-minute walk from Shinnonhyeon Station, the Le Méridien Seoul will be freshly renovated following a grand opening only 3 days prior to the Symposium. Behind a boulevard lined with famous Gingko tree’s, the Le Méridien Seoul is only a moments walk away from the hundreds of restaurants, bars and coffee shops that make Gangnam an internationally famous entertainment district.

Symposium Layout

Symposium layout


Online registration is now closed, thank you for your registration and we look forward to hosting you.

Terms and Conditions

Attendance at this event is free of charge, no registration fees are required. However, delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, unless the delegate is an invited delegate by Bio-Rad Laboratories

Delegate Registration Includes
 • Access to 4 scientific tracks and 16 scientific sessions on liquid biopsy, applied testing and cancer research
 • Access to 3 plenary scientific sessions
 • Access to exhibition area
 • Invitation to post symposium webinars


Point of Contact

Le Méridien Seoul
120 Bongeunsa-ro,
Gangnam-gu Seoul, 06124 Korea
(82)(2) 3451 8000
[email protected]

Kim Jung Sik, Aron
+82 10 9021 7389
[email protected]

Janice Teo
+65 9712 7020
[email protected]

Richard Harrison
+61 421 230 692
[email protected]

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