Takara Bio Europe offers real-time PCR training webinars in collaboration with world-class provider, TATAA Biocenter

Takara Bio Europe today announced that it has joined forces with leading qPCR training provider TATAA Biocenter to offer free educational webinars in real-time PCR (qPCR) for academic and industrial researchers and laboratory technicians.

Takara Bio Europe President Jean-Jacques Farhi explained the reasons for the offering:  “We believe that consistent and comparable PCR data can only be generated by a combination of well-designed experiments and high-quality reagents, such as those in the Takara/Clontech range. For this reason, we have collaborated with TATAA Biocenter, the world’s premier molecular technique training organiser, to offer training webinars that will allow attendees to address key questions in designing qPCR experiments.”


TATAA Biocenter has over 20 years’ experience in qPCR training and was directly involved in drawing up the ‘Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments’ (MIQE) guidelines designed to improve data reliability.

Professor Mikael Kubista, CEO and founder of TATAA Biocenter explained that the courses will be delivered online through audiovisual webinars. They will be aimed at helping beginners to overcome the major hurdles of the qPCR technique. He said, “To begin with, the complexity of most biological samples makes designing experiments and protocols challenging. We will be available throughout the webinar to address questions and give feedback to participants on specific cases.”

Participants in the webinars will also be tested on their newly-acquired knowledge with prizes of either a year’s supply of Takara Bio qPCR reagents (up to 5000 rxns), or a place in a qPCR wet lab course at TATAA Biocenter, with contributions to travel costs for the ‘top of the class’.

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