qPCR analysis using qbasePLUS


This training specifically focuses on the design and analysis of gene expression data using qbase+. During this training you will learn to:

- design primers for qPCR

- design the qPCR experiment

- use qbase+ to analyze the data: assess data quality, identify differentially expressed genes

- use Genevestigator and qbase+ to select and assess reference genes

- use GraphPad Prism to  visualize the results



This hands-on training provides an introduction to the design and analysis of qPCR data using Biogazelle's qbase+ and other software. Although the software allows to do various types of analyses (gene expression, copy number analysis, miRNA profiling), we will focus in the training on gene expression analysis. Qbase+ software is freely distributed by BITS to VIB scientists

Therefore the training will be limited to VIB scientists. 

Required skills

This training is intended for people with basic knowledge of the principles underlying qPCR.



9h30 - 10h45: designing primers for qPCR​​​​​ + exercises

11h00 - 12h00: qPCR experiment design + exercises

13h00-15h00  qbase+ demo

15h15-16h30  exercises



10 September 2018, from 9h30 to 16h30


Holiday Inn Gent Expo
Maaltekouter 3
9051 Ghent (Sint-Denijs-Westrem)


Christof De Bo

Training material:

Registration start date:

17 July 2018

Registration end date:

27 August 2018