Expert Insight: 7 upcoming webinars to take your research to the next level

Gain insights on topics from CRISPR and gene editing to biomarkers, liquid chromatography advancements and high-sensitivity POC cardiac troponin

16 Aug 2021

SelectScience® hosts dozens of informative and insightful free webinars for scientists every month, featuring world-class speakers at the very forefront of their respective fields. In this regular feature, we highlight the events you won't want to miss over the next week or so, as well as some of our top on-demand webinars. Register now to save your spot and hear from experts as they discuss the latest research, techniques and technologies in their fields, from a newly developed liquid chromatography technology that provides automated sample analysis to the development of targeted biomarkers for precision medicine,  polar compound analysis, and effective gRNA design.

Plus, be sure to check out our Advances in HPLC/UHPLC Technology & Method Development Webinar Series to discover the latest techniques and technologies helping to push the limits of chromatography.

BIOPHARMACEUTICALS: Automated process monitoring via liquid chromatography (LC)

In this webinar, Dr. Daniel Kutscher, product manager, Analytical LC, Agilent Technologies, shares a newly developed online LC platform, which provides automated sample analysis via direct injections or retained samples from flow reactors, batch reactors, upstream bioreactors and downstream purification devices.

Monday, August 16, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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POLAR COMPOUNDS: Easy, rapid and direct analysis of challenging polar compounds

Join Connor Flannery, LC Product Marketing Manager at Restek, as he introduces a simpler approach to the retention and separation of these challenging compounds — a unique stationary phase specifically designed to selectively retain polar analytes. 

Wednesday, August 18, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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GENE THERAPY: Developer deep dive: Designing proteins and reagents for cell and gene therapy research

Dr. Deborah Moore-Lai, Director of Protein Development at Abcam, will introduce a new range of premium bioactive proteins. During the session, Moore-Lai will be detailing Abcam’s manufacturing workflow, as well as outlining the company’s mission to support scientists in achieving their goals in cell and gene therapy research and other research areas.

Monday, August 23, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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TROPONIN: High-sensitivity point-of-care cardiac troponin: Novel whole-blood testing at last

Dr. Fred Apple discusses the relevance and use of high-sensitivity troponin in the emergency department setting. Apple reviews the scientific literature pertaining to high-sensitivity point-of-care (POC) troponin and speaks to the critical considerations for the setup and implementation of POC clinical studies, including the combined efforts of the laboratory and emergency department clinical staff.

Tuesday, August 24, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 ET / 08:00 PDT

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BIOMARKERS: The Agilent and Atturos pathway for the development of targeted biomarker measurements for precision medicine

Prof. Stephen Pennington, Dr. Orla Coleman, and Dr. James Waddington outline the significant clinical need for better chronic disease testing and explain how this need can be met through an integrated workflow that enables simplified, robust, reproducible, and cost-effective analysis of readily collected human samples. Using supporting illustrative data, these experts demonstrate how it may be possible to use clinical research measurements for precision medicine.

Wednesday, August 25, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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CRISPR: Targeted DNA integration without double-strand breaks using CRISPR RNA-guided transposons

Join the second installment of GenScript's CRISPR webinar series. In this session, we explore targeted DNA integration without the need for double-strand breaks using CRISPR RNA-guided transposons.

Thursday, August 26, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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GENE EDITING: Increasing CRISPR editing efficiency with novel guide RNA methods

Join Abcam's Dr. Yongwon Kwon, Molecular group lead, and Dr. Frank He, Field application specialist, as they explore the challenges underlying effective gRNA design and the relevant tools needed to assist with this process, as well as discussing the recent data from Abcam’s novel dual-guide-based method which can achieve close to 100% knockout efficiency.

Friday, August 27, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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Catch up on these 5 on-demand webinars:

  • Lifting the cellular fog with TIRF microscopy: Dr. John Oreopoulos, microscopy specialist, Andor, covers the basics of TIRF microscopy, the necessities that make for a successful TIRF imaging experiment, and the challenges of TIRF image analysis. Oreopoulos explores how TIRF microscopy in combination with other imaging modalities – either simultaneously or sequentially – has advanced our understanding of complex cellular processes and molecular dynamics. Watch here>>
  • Evaluation of checkpoint inhibitor therapies using a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) assay: Join Kirsty McBain, Associate Scientist at Sartorius, to find out about how the iQue® MLR assay can be used to generate pharmacological outputs for checkpoint inhibitor-induced T cell activation. In this session, McBain also discusses the impact of checkpoint inhibitor therapeutics on inflammatory cytokine release. Watch here>>
  • Exploring the fundamentals of confocal microscopy: Dr. Claudia Florindo, microscopy specialist, Andor, explains what a confocal microscope is and discusses the differences between single-point confocal and multipoint confocal, providing a clear understanding of this technique and its applications in life sciences. Watch here>>
  • Uncovering the principles of fluorescence light microscopy: In this session, Dr. Claudia Florindo presents the concept of fluorescence and how this physical propriety is applied to microscopy.  Watch this webinar to gain new insights and fresh knowledge around the potential of fluorescence microscopy. Watch here>>
  • Investigating SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern using single-well multiplex qPCR: Join Dr. Charles Cartwright, senior vice president at SpeeDx, Dr. Lee Martin Smith, principal scientist at SpeeDx, and Dr. Ron Kagan, director of bioinformatics at Quest Diagnostics, to understand how universal probe-based technology (PlexPCR) can be applied to the evolving testing challenges of SARS-CoV-2 – providing streamlined development of high-throughput solutions that can be readily multiplexed. Watch here>>

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