This is Course#1 of a 6-part series and provides an overview of what digital PCR is, how it works and some of the applications that can benefit from the use of this technology.  

Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Group along with a global team of Field Application Scientists have been developing new instrumentation and reagents, designing novel applications and supporting ddPCR users to push the boundaries of this technology for over a decade. We have learned much throughout this journey and want to share this knowledge to help extend these boundaries even further.  

Covering basic concepts, assay design, assay optimization, multiplexing, advanced applications, data analysis and tips and tricks (to name a few), these courses are for anyone who would like to gain a deeper understanding of Digital PCR from both theoretical and practical perspectives. 

What you will learn

in Course #1: Introduction to Digital PCR

  • The concept of digital PCR

  • How digital PCR works

  • What digital PCR can do

Course Overview

This is a preview, please enroll to access these lessons

    1. Welcome to Introduction to Digital PCR

    2. How to use this course

    3. Meet the instructor

    4. Curriculum Overview & What Can Digital PCR Do?

    1. Differences in PCR Types

    2. Quiz #1

    1. What is Digital PCR

    2. Quiz #2

    1. Counting with Digital PCR

    2. Quiz #3

    1. Reaction Setup and Workflow

    2. Quiz #4

    1. The Power of Partitioning

    2. Quiz #5

About this course

  • Free
  • 18 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet your instructor

Frank Bizouarn

Your instructor for this course is Frank Bizouarn. Frank joined Bio-Rad in 2000 to support quantitative PCR (qPCR) technology as a field applications specialist (FAS) in the southeast United States. In 2006, he moved into the role of International FAS for Bio-Rad’s global Gene Expression Division to promote best practices in qPCR around the world. In 2011, Frank began working on droplet digital PCR applications (ddPCR) and joined the Digital Biology group. Currently, he is focused on supporting and promoting quantitation, detection, and sample discrimination applications that take advantage of the high resolution and sensitivity provided by the power of droplet partitioning.

Reviews for this course

5 star rating

It's well highlighted

Zibiah Kitur

Much appreciation for compiling the details of ddPCR

Much appreciation for compiling the details of ddPCR

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Digital PCR 101

Fazal ur Rehman

Digital PCR 101

Digital PCR 101

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Digital PCR 101

Tin Nghia Tran

5 star rating

Principals

Raphael Nyaruaba

An effective introduction to ddPCR.

An effective introduction to ddPCR.

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5 star rating

Informative

Isabel Marie Then

5 star rating

It was a good exposure

Yashaswini Mb

5 star rating

ddPCR Training Review

Claudia Alvarez

Great job at explaining the technology, applications, and workflow

Great job at explaining the technology, applications, and workflow

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5 star rating

Awesome course

Brian Mwaniki

Very informative. It makes PCR applications a thousand times better, especially when learning about gene linkages... Mind blowing! 🤯

Very informative. It makes PCR applications a thousand times better, especially when learning about gene linkages... Mind blowing! 🤯

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5 star rating

Great and innovating

David Larrea

This technology has a great potential that's still to be developed and exploited. A very good series of videos with general concepts to get to know a bit mor...

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This technology has a great potential that's still to be developed and exploited. A very good series of videos with general concepts to get to know a bit more of dPCR

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5 star rating

Excelente

Miguel Ángel Vite Martínez

Muy interesante, la capacitación

Muy interesante, la capacitación

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5 star rating

It's well highlighted

Zibiah Kitur

Much appreciation for compiling the details of ddPCR

Much appreciation for compiling the details of ddPCR

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FAQ

  • Who should take this course?

    This course is designed for people who want to have a fundamental understanding of digital PCR.

  • How long with this course take?

    This class should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Once all sections of this course have been completed a certificate with your name and course name will be available for download.

  • What are the other classes in this series?

    There are six classes in the Fundamentals of Digital PCR series. Our scientists are working hard to build more courses, please stayed tune for updates.