Professor at Ghent University, Belgium, and chief scientific officer at Biogazelle.
Jo Vandesompele obtained a Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering (1997) and a PhD in Medical Genetics (2002). Since 2007, he is professor in Functional Cancer Genomics and Applied Bioinformatics at Ghent University
He is author of more than 250 scientific articles in international journals, including some pioneering publications in the domain of RNA quantification and non-coding RNA, and the MIQE guidelines on quantitative PCR and digital PCR. His H-index is 80, with 52 000 citations (Google Scholar, February 2020).
Developer of the geNorm and qBase method for qPCR data-analysis
Prof Vandesompele will be presenting on: 1) From reference genes to global mean normalization – how to improve the accuracy of your qPCR results 2) The MIQE guidelines: minimum information for accurate quantitative PCR results