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Liquid biopsies


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Course Overview

There is an increasing interest and need to analyse biomarkers in liquid biopsies, including basic research and clinical applications. Liquid biopsies have several advantages including being minimally invasive, allowing repeated sampling and sampling is often clinical routine.

This course will provide an overview of the several techniques to detect and analyse liquid biopsy-based analytes such as circulating tumour cells, cell-free tumor-DNA (ctDNA), miRNA, extracellular vesicles, mRNA, carbohydrates and proteins.

Participants will be introduced to all aspects ranging from proper sampling through analyte analysis and final data analysis. Experimentally, we will demonstrate ultrasensitive ctDNA analysis using sequencing and digital PCR. In addition, targeted miRNA profiling and flow cytometry with single-cell analysis will be highlighted. We will cover aspects of other analytes by lectures and we will have a strong focus on applications, especially cancer applications. Aspects of biobanking and clinical implementation will also be highlighted.


This course targets scientists entering the field of liquid biopsy analysis and wanting to learn about the benefits and limitations of different approaches.

What past participants say about the course

“I had the privilege of participating in this course and it was an exceptional experience. From the very beginning, the organization was top-notch. The blend of lectures and practical sessions was just right, allowing me to absorb a wealth of knowledge. I especially appreciated the practical sessions, which were well-structured and hands-on. The seamless flow of the schedule, allowed for networking and the exchange of ideas. Instructors were excellent in their fields and provided valuable insights. Thank you to all the organizers and instructors for making it possible!” – Radhakrishnan P, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

“The EMBL Liquid Biopsies course was an amazing opportunity to learn from experts in the field, as well as to meet other people with similar interests. I can not recommend this course more!” – Szilárd-Krisztián Belényesi, Trinity College Dublin/Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Ireland


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Date: 13 - 17 Oct 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Contact: EMBL Events

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