Oct 21–22, 2020

Inspiration from the RNA universe

Join us for our RNA-seq virtual conference from Oct 21–22, 2020

Explore the exciting RNA universe in our RNA-seq virtual conference! Join us from October 21–22, 2020, for an insightful journey of live and recorded scientific application and research webinars by QIAGEN’s RNA-seq experts and invited external speakers. In addition, you, the research community, have a chance to share your science with the world through showcasing your research poster or PowerPoint presentation in our Virtual Research Presentation Gallery, or by giving a short, live talk about your research, followed by Q&A, in one of our oral presentation sessions. This conference is free and registration is required only for attending our Featured Webinars and Short, Live Research Talks (access to the Virtual Research Presentation Gallery does not require registration).

Top 5 reasons to attend:
  1. Share your research findings globally in a poster, PowerPoint presentation or live talk
  2. Engage with the RNA-seq research community through shared insights
  3. Expand your knowledge of the latest RNA-seq research developments
  4. Discover novel RNA-seq technologies to advance your research
  5. Learn from the experts in the field through interesting webinars, talks, presentations and posters

Virtual Poster Presentation Gallery

Explore how researchers have used our RNA-seq technologies to derive cancer and disease transcriptional insights - check out the research posters.
Visit our virtual poster gallery on Oct. 21-22

Featured webinars

From miRNA-seq, high-throughput 3’ RNA-seq and gene expression analysis to SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and metatranscriptomics, our featured webinars dive into the diverse applications of RNA-seq.
Browse through our expanding list of confirmed live and recorded webinars and click on the links below to read the abstract and register:

October 21, 2020

9:00 a.m. EDT
Next-generation rRNA removal: Evolution of new technologies for mammalian, bacterial, plant and yeast samples

Speaker: Jonathan Shaffer, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director, R&D, QIAGEN

11:00 a.m. EDT
Getting your project timelines back on track with QIAGEN Genomics Services

Speaker: Raphael Werding, MS., Sr. Product Manager, Genomic Services, QIAGEN

1:00 p.m. EDT
Chronic arsenic exposure and type II diabetes: The role of prolonged changes in the NRF2 transcriptome

Speakers: Matthew Dodson, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Arizona and Raphael Werding, MS., Sr. Product Manager, Genomic Services, QIAGEN

3:00 p.m. EDT
Using targeted RNA panels for SARS-CoV-2 identification and host gene expression studies

Speaker: Samuel Rulli, Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Product Management, Genomics, QIAGEN

October 22, 2020

9:00 a.m. EDT
QIAseq comprehensive solutions to study SARS-CoV-2 and its effects on the host

Speaker: Brian Dugan, M.S., Associate Director, Global Product Management, Genomics, QIAGEN

11:00 a.m. EDT
Maximizing low-input, low-quality samples for RNA-seq: From single cell to high-throughput targeted sequencing

Speaker: Sujash Chatterjee, Ph.D., Sr. Application Specialist, QIAGEN

1:00 p.m. EDT
The importance of rRNA removal for RNA-seq applications involving viruses, host responses and metatranscriptomics

Speaker: Samuel Rulli, Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Product Management, Genomics, QIAGEN

3:00 p.m. EDT
miRNA-seq: Tools to interrogate a class of gene expression master regulators

Speaker: Samuel Rulli, Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Product Management, Genomics, QIAGEN

Live Short Research Talk Session Register

October 21, 2020 10:00 a.m. EDT

Download and read the abstracts for these talks HERE.


EcoToxChip: A toxicogenomics tool for chemical prioritization and environmental management

Speaker and co-authors: Doug Crump3, Markus Hecker2, Jessica Head1, Natacha Hogan2, Jeff Xia1, Gordon Hickey1, Steve Maguire4, Niladri Basu1
1 McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
2 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
3 Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
4 The University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, NSW, Australia


An eMERging target for cancer therapy

Speaker and co-authors: Macy Yemsratch Akalu, Sourav Ghosh, and Carla Rothlin
Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA


Differential expression of miRNAs in mesenchymal stromal cell-derived exosomes from patients with improved function outcome after ischemic heart failure: A biorepository evaluation of the Focus-CCTRN Trial

Speaker and co-authors: Lourdes I Chacon, Fernanda Mesquita, Mohammad Hassan Virk, and Camila Hochman-Mendez
Department of Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA

Questions about the virtual conference?

Please contact Joby Chesnick, Event Organizer and Sr. Global Marketing Manager