Expert Insight: Advance your research skills and knowledge with these 9 upcoming webinars

Gain insights into topics ranging from food and beverage testing to lab sustainability, Raman microscopy and seasonal viruses

09 Jul 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 and technologies in their fields, from PFAS analysis in food ingredients and beer quality control to seasonal viruses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and automated LC-MS/MS for the clinical lab of the future. 

Plus, take your pick of the talks in our Food Contamination: Quality & Safety Series, where you can find out all you need to know about the latest innovations, tools and techniques advancing the fields of food safety and food quality.


PFAS: LC-MS/MS: The key to analyzing PFAS in milk, infant formula, and related food ingredients

Lukas Vaclavik, technical manager at Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation, will reveal how LC-MS/MS instrumentation can be applied for the determination of challenging matrices, such as milk and infant formula. Vaclavik will also present top tips for successfully eliminating PFAS background contamination, along with sample preparation strategies to achieve robust analysis.

Monday, July 12, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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FOOD ANALYSIS: Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC): Diagnostic challenges and impact on food supply

Dr. Aurora Ciarrocchi, a biotechnologist in the unit of food hygiene at Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise (IZSAM), and Dr. Francesco Pomilio, DVM, Head of the Hygiene in Food Technology Unit IZSAM,  will present the figures from the past five years of STEC diagnostic activity at IZSAM and detail the results of an inter-laboratory study for the validation of a new method. 

Tuesday, July 13, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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BEER QUALITY CONTROL: Brewing masterclass: Experts share top tips for high-quality beer

Join a selection of brewing experts with over 20 years of experience as they share their top tips to help brewers and quality control personnel effectively navigate the brewing process and laboratory testing procedures. This webinar will show how to make the brewing process run more efficiently, and ensure testing procedures are executed with ease.

Wednesday, July 14, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CET / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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POLYMER ANALYSIS: Raman microscopy: The solution for advanced characterization of packaging and polymers

Massimiliano Rocchia and Ludivine Fromentoux, HORIBA Scientific, will demonstrate Raman microscopy solutions that enable scientists to obtain full and complete characterization data for all polymer films, from defect analysis to multilayer materials characterization. Focusing on food packaging materials, all analysis processes will be considered, from sample to cross-section and confocal analysis using HORIBA’s LS6 software platform.

Wednesday, July 14, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CET / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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GREEN LABS: Why your glassware washer is a key ingredient for a more sustainable lab

Join James Connelly, CEO at My Green Lab, and Rodney Yeung, from Miele Professional, for a comprehensive overview of energy-saving technologies that can contribute to making your laboratory more sustainable, featuring a number of case studies from labs around the world.

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

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RESPIRATORY VIRUS TESTING: SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and other seasonal viruses: Northern and Southern Hemisphere perspectives

This webinar will discuss the significance of other respiratory viruses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the northern and southern hemispheres. Two leading experts in the field, Dr. Georgia Gioula and Dra. Mariela Muñoz Ortega, will share their opinions on testing approaches, surveillance programs, and what we might expect in the future.

Monday, July 19, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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CLINICAL LC-MS/MS: Launch your lab into the future with automated LC-MS/MS

In this two-part webinar, hear from clinical chemistry experts Dr. Andrew Davison, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Clinical Lead for R&D, Liverpool University Teaching Hospitals, and Dr. Rachel Carling, Consultant Scientist and Director of Biochemical Sciences, Viapath-St Thomas’ Hospital, on why LC-MS/MS is needed to advance clinical laboratory medicine.

Wednesday, July 21, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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BIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHARACTERIZATION: How to enhance productivity with an integrated compliance-ready software platform for analyses requiring chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis

In this webinar, Dr. Dan Bach Kristensen, principal scientist at Danish clinical-stage antibody oncology-focused company, Symphogen, shares examples of how to boost productivity by using the right LC-MS software to streamline analytical workflows and enable the use of MS as a routine detector.

Thursday, July 22, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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PIPETTING ACCURACY: A turnkey digital system for precise and consistent pipetting, by Gilson and QIAGEN

In this webinar, you will learn about the unique combination of Gilson’s TRACKMAN Connected and QIAGEN nucleic acid isolation kits and how this refines pipetting accuracy and promotes traceability resulting in consistent, precise and reproducible results.

Thursday, July 22, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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Catch up on these 4 on-demand webinars and virtual events:

  • Secrets to label-free protein analysis: Dr. Patrick England, Head of Molecular Biophysics at Institut Pasteur, Paris, highlights how using bio-layer interferometry (BLI) based Octet® systems can provide a fast and straightforward means to accurately determine binding specificity, affinity, and kinetics. Watch here>>
  • The diagnostic potential of urine: Elien Augustus, from the University of Antwerp, demonstrates findings from research, noting the variation of cfDNA content within one urine sample, the most optimal time point for urine collection, and the most appropriate centrifugation protocol. Watch here>>
  • The case of nitrogen fractions in milk: In this masterclass, join specialists from VELP Scientifica to learn about the Dumas and Kjeldahl methods, analytical procedures, and results for nitrogen and protein determination. Key evidence will be revealed by presenting the analysis of non-casein nitrogen (NCN) and non-protein nitrogen (NPN) fractions in milk with each method. Watch here>>
  • Digital transformation: Trish Meek, Director of Marketing for Digital Science, Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses a pragmatic approach to driving digital transformation and how to choose the right technology, tools, and techniques to drive efficiency and increase productivity in your processes and workflows. Watch here>>

Have a conflicting schedule? Don't worry all SelectScience webinars are made available on demand, find out more here>>