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Digital Biology redefines Precision Medicine

Decisive Moments in Precision Medicine are Revolutionizing Care

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Innovation & Networking Forum in Translational Research
and Molecular Diagnostics

JUN 21


11AM - 5PM

Digital Biology Forum

Friday, June 21, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Victoria Comprehensive Cancer Centre (map)

Lecture Theatre B, Level 7, Victoria Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
305 Grattan Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Digital Biology incorporating Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) is used  to solve new Precision Medicine problems. It is an ideal technology to increase Throughput, enhance Quality Assurance and push the boundaries of Detection in a whole range of Translational and Clinical Testing applications, with its absolute quantification of nucleic acids in small samples. 


Register for this event to learn and share knowledge in current and potential diagnostic applications of ddPCR in Precision Medicine. With presentations from leading medical scientists and industry experts, this Networking Forum is a must for existing users or for Medicos looking to learn more about Digital Biology Precision Medicine and New Clinical Testing approaches.

Agenda: Download Flier  


Time Topic
11:00 am Registration Check and Networking
11:30 am Precision Medicine, new direction in Health Care

Brooke Troth, BSc MBA(Mktg Mgt), Marketing Manager and Clinical Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories

12:00 pm Prediction and monitoring of relapse in stage III melanoma using circulating tumor DNA

Dr. Stephen Wong, PhD, Senior research officer, Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Laboratory, Research Division
Senior medical scientist, Department of Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

12:30 pm Utility of ddPCR for detection of low level methylation mosaicism in diagnostic testing and newborn screening

Assoc. Prof. David Godler, PhD, Group leader, Diagnosis and Developmental Laboratory, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Principal Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program - Career Development Fellow (CDF2 – industry), VIC

1:00 pm Break (Light Lunch) and Networking
1:45 pm Development of External Quality Assurance for Liquid Biopsy Proficiency Testing (RCPAQAP)

Dr. Sze Chai, PhD, Scientist - Molecular Genetics, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program Pty Limited (RCPAQAP), NSW

2:15 pm Single colour ddPCR for the detection, and quantification, of DNA copy number variants in a diagnostic laboratory setting

Dr. Kylie Drake, PhD, Scientific Officer, Genetics, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, NZ

2:45 pm Detection of Hepatitis B Virus in Liver Tissue

Hugh Mason, Medical Scientist, Molecular Virology Group, Molecular Research and Development Division, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, VIC

3:15 pm Break (Afternoon Tea) and Networking
3:35 pm Understanding the interplay between ctDNA and tissue at diagnosis and progression (AstraZeneca)

Dr. Stephen Wong, PhD, Senior medical scientist, Department of Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

4:05 pm All sorts of applications of Droplet Digital PCR for precision medicine

Prof. Alexander Dobrovic, PhD; FFSc (RCPA), Head, Translational Genomics & Epigenomics Laboratory Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, VIC

4:35 pm Droplet Digital PCR - moving rapidly from Research to the Clinic

Dr. Ross Napoli, PhD, Specialist - Digital Biology, Pacific Region, Bio-Rad Laboratories

5:00 pm Close


For more information, please contact:

Robert Curtain, Genomics Product Manager
+61 04 2138 0050   |   [email protected]

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