Congratulations to the 2013/2014 winners of our Gold Sponsorship packages. The winning candidates were chosen for the elegant, ground breaking questions they wished to answer by qPCR. Each winner will receive >£3000 worth of free kits, reagents and training to ensure that their qPCR data is second to none.
We sincerely looking forward to work closely with every one of them:
|Student's name||Supervisor's name||Institution|
|Amit Bajhaiya||Dr Jon Pittman||University of Manchester|
|Obioma Mejeha||Dr Neil Gray||University of Newcastle|
|Victoria Palin||Dr Melissa Westwood||University of Manchester|
|Kerry Jane Sarah Burch||Dr David Grieve||Queens University Belfast|
|Kathryn Clarke||Prof Ken Mills||Queens University Belfast|
|Dean Houston||Prof Colin Farquharson||University of Edinburgh|
|Steven Bradburn||Dr Christopher Murgatroyd||Manchester Metropolitian University|
|James Denis Williamson||Dr Simon Hart||Hull York Medical School|
|Eilidh McNaughton||Dr Vanessa Ho||St George's University London|
|Alberto Lapedriza||Prof Robert Kelsh||University of Bath|
|David Killick||Dr Brian Catchpole||Royal Veterinary College|
|Mikaella Vouri||Dr Sassan Hafizi||University of Portsmouth|
|Sophia Malandraki-Miller||Dr Carolyn Carr||University of Oxford|
|Emma O'Brien||Dr Nicola Sibson||University of Oxford|
|Federica Borghese||Dr Felix Clanchy||University of Oxford|
|Norris Igbineweka & Sophie Robinson||Dr Timothy Chevassut||Brighton Sussex Medical school/University of Sussex|
|Claire Simner||Dr Jane Cleal||University of Southampton|
|Jenny Schneiders||Prof Dr Christoph Rummel||Institut für Veterinär-Physiologie|
|Catharina Conrad||Prof Dr Jorg Walter Bartsch||Philipps University Marburg|
|Martina Weber||Prof Dr Dr Helga Sauerwein||University of Bonn|
|Daniel Siuda||Prof Dr Huige Li||University of Mainz|
|Ajit Magadum & Filomena Ricciardi||Prof Dr Felix Engel||Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research|
|Hebatalla Aldeyarbi||Prof Panagiotis Karanis||University Clinics of Cologne|
|Rita Brendel||Prof Dr Peter Nick||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)|
|Daniel Leimbeck||Dr Malgorzata Burek||Universiaet Wuerzburg|
Successful applicants will receive:
- Hands on training in real-time PCR at your institution by a PrimerDesign representative.
- Expert technical support until completion of the project
- £460 worth of real-time PCR reagents (MasterMix and RT kits) from PrimerDesign as and when required
- £500 worth of custom designed real-time PCR assays from PrimerDesign as and when required
- A free geNorm housekeeping gene selection kit worth a value of £340.
- Free housekeeping gene detection primers/probes for the duration of the project
- Introductory /beginners guide to real-time PCR seminar at your institution
- Advanced real-time PCR seminar at your institution
- 20% discount on all PrimerDesign products for remainder of project
Total list price value of kits and training: >£3000.
The above is intended for use by the student but can be used by the group as a whole at the discretion of the student supervisor.
Successful applicants from previous years have said...
University of Sheffield: "...Yes, PrimerDesign were an enormous help to Sunil [post grad student] and his project. We had several primers synthesized for real time analysis and validation of a microarray. All these primers worked very well and without fail. PrimerDesign saved us a lot of time and money by confirming the specificity of the primers before sending them to us. But the geNorm kit was the most helpful product by far. GeNorm quickly validated the most useful housekeeping gene to use for our experiments allowing us to generate solid data rapidly.