LGC Depicts a Better Way of Genotyping With KASP in Educational Webinar

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In this webinar, which LabRoots will host April 24, participants will learn to apply publicly available sequence analysis tools to solve common problem faced when designing primers and translating this for sequence submission with worked examples.

Jonathan Curry, PhD Senior Scientist - Scientific Support, LGC

Through this webinar, which is sponsored by LGC, an industry expert will cover basic principles of KASP® genotyping chemistry and designing assays that are specific to desired targets. Attendees will gain a better understanding of commonly encountered challenges such as targeting highly conserved regions of genomes to polyploidy and distinguishing targets on chromosomes that are part of a collective of similar organisms, e.g. wheat.

We will start with the basics of BLAST for highlighting regions to avoid and move on to the annotation of these regions for submission to LGC for design. From simple diploids such as human and tomato to more complex genome structures such as potato and wheat, we will show real examples before and after analysis.

Participants of this event will become familiar with how KASP works and how different design strategies can be used to answer a multitude of research questions. They will learn how these simple design principles can be used to answer more complex genetic questions such as differentiating and selectively target loci in polyploid genomes or targeting large insertions / deletions / rearrangements using worked examples.

Dr. Jonathan Curry, senior scientist with LGC, will be the speaker for this event. Curry studied molecular biology at Birkbeck College while working at G.R. Micro Ltd, and later went on to earn a doctorate microbiology from the University College London. One of his first roles with LGC was to implement sequence analysis in to LGC's assay design software, called Magic Box, for automated whole genome primer analysis for any species.

LabRoots will host this event April 24, 2018; it will begin at 8:00 a.m. PDT. To learn more about this event, discover the continuing education credits that will be offered, or to register for free, click here.

About LGC
LGC Genomics is a global leader in delivering genomic solutions for research, diagnostics, and applied markets. We provide best-in-class products supporting quantitative and end-point PCR (KASP and BHQ® probes) and RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (Stellaris® RNA FISH probes). We offer state-of-the-art instrumentation for extraction (oKtopure™) and a fully integrated PCR platform (IntelliQube®). Our innovative technologies also power lab services for genotyping, DNA extraction, and sequencing are also available.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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