Expert Insight: Don't miss out on these 10 expert webinars

Explore topics from micro- and nanoscale LC-MS analysis to NGS sample quality control, EEM and A-TEEM spectroscopy, and oligonucleotide analysis

24 May 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 micro- and nanoscale LC-MS analysis and NGS sample quality control to EEM and A-TEEM spectroscopy and oligonucleotide analysis.

Plus, don't miss out on our latest one-day virtual event to hear from three pioneers taking the biopharma industry to new heights. 


LC-MS: Leveraging the power of core-shell LC particles to improve micro- and nanoflow separations

Jason Anspach, from Phenomenex, will demonstrate how the use of core-shell-based HPLC materials, long known to significantly improve efficiency in analytical HPLC, can be used in micro- and nanoscale LC-MS analysis to improve separation quality and provide better sensitivities.

Tuesday, May 25, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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IMAGING: Understanding the biological complexity of tissues with integrated imaging and analysis

Dr. Stephanie Ling, Associate Principal Scientist at AstraZeneca, will explore how the integration of Imaging Mass Cytometry™ (IMC™) with other established molecular imaging modalities, including histology and mass spectrometry imaging, can enable insight into the biological complexity of tissues and pathophysiological processes. 

Tuesday, May 25, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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METROLOGY: Results you can trust: Minimizing weight measurement uncertainty

Join Holger Densow, weighing expert, and Julian Haller, metrology engineer, to discover how to obtain reliable, accurate, and consistent weighing results. The webinar will outline the theory of measurement uncertainty, discuss the European Associate of National Metrology Institute (EURAMET) cg-18, and explore USP Chapter 41 (USP41).

Wednesday, May 26, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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ONE-DAY VIRTUAL EVENT: Pioneers in biopharma: Meet the leaders steering the industry on a path that celebrates and supports women

Join us for this one-day virtual event to hear from three thought leaders taking the biopharma industry to new heights. These webinars highlight research and development in process analytical technologies, the development of novel modalities, and the integration of emerging technologies into the field of mass spectroscopy.

Thursday, May 27 at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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NANOPORE SEQUENCING: NGS sample quality control: Comparison of different methods to isolate high-molecular-weight DNA from bacteria for nanopore sequencing

Join Dr. Christina Engesser, Technical Lab Manager at the NGS Competence Center, Tuebingen, and Dr. Solange Borg, Product Manager at Agilent Technologies, as they discuss how to achieve optimal sequencing results by determining the quality and size of input DNA and why proper isolation of high-quality DNA is crucial for successful nanopore sequencing.

Friday, May 28, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EdT / 8:00 PDT

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DNA/RNA SEQUENCING: Sewers, subways, and space stations: 3 fountains for metagenomic and metatranscriptome discovery

Dr. Christopher Mason, Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, will outline new discoveries in RNA- and DNA-sequencing across dozens of cities on Earth, including the analysis of wastewater as a means to track SARS-CoV-2 levels, and also explore the investigation of new species found on the International Space Station. 

Tuesday, June 1, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT 

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SPECTROSCOPY: EEM and A-TEEM spectroscopy in pharma, food science, and environmental applications

Dr. Alessia Quatela, product specialist at HORIBA, will explore A-TEEM (absorbance, transmission and a fluorescence excitation-emission matrix) spectroscopy’s ability to acquire absorbance, transmittance, and excitation-emission matrices simultaneously, alongside being able to correct inner filter effects for a more quantitative method. Practical application examples in different domains will be discussed, including surface water, quantitative analysis of wine phenolics, saffron, and olive oil adulteration, cell culture media storage effects, insulin solubility and vaccine characterization.

Tuesday, June 1, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS: IVDR and the future of lab-developed tests and clinical diagnostics

For the third webinar in this series, guest speakers will outline some post-IVDR strategies for LDTs and address key areas of concern for clinical diagnostic manufacturers. Our panel of experts will examine the implications of IVDR on the future of LDTs in more detail, including some of the in-house exemption requirements and the implications of ongoing clinical studies that will end after the date of application.

Wednesday, June 2, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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ASSAYS: Why functional assays are crucial for biopharmaceutical development success

Therese Segerstein and Ali Qamar will explain how functional assays can be used in safe and compliant biopharmaceutical development. They will focus on functional platforms for complement assessment and cell-based solutions for measurement and quantification of drug potency, detection of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs), and assessment of immunogenicity.

Friday, June, 4, at 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 08:00 EDT / 05:00 PDT

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OLIGOS: Optimize IP-RP method development for oligonucleotide analysis

Dr. Brook Koshel, principal scientist at Waters, discusses method development considerations when selecting an appropriate ion-pairing agent. She will also share tips and tricks for developing efficient methods for ion-pair reversed-phase (IP-RP) analysis of oligonucleotides.

Friday, June 4, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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Catch up on these 7 on-demand webinars and virtual events

  • Weighing excellence in the lab: Choosing the right analytical balance: Christian Weidner reveals the surprises of the Entris® II balance and how it can help you achieve weighing excellence, no matter the material involved. Weidner also shows how the balance generates accurate and consistent results, while promising users unrivaled value. Watch here>>

  • Meet regulatory compliance for biopharma with new mass spec software solutions: Robert Ley, MassHunter Compliance Software Product Manager at Agilent Technologies, explores the current regulatory landscape and how new mass spectrometry software updates can enable you to address data integrity and meet regulatory requirements, such as US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11. Watch here>>

  • A serotype-specific PCR method for detecting Salmonella spp. in poultry: Dr. Frieda Jørgensen outlines the current investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis, sharing how RapidFinder PCR enables rapid detection of contaminated products. Jørgensen highlights how this method can be applied to primary and secondary enrichments and the confirmation of isolates and why this method was especially important in analyzing products that were co-contaminated with other serovars where the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis was realized only as a result of the PCR. Watch here>>

  • The benefits of adopting cloud-based solutions: James Pena, Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses: how the adoption of cloud-based solutions is influencing the industry; the major benefits of a cloud infrastructure; strategies for customer or vendor-managed cloud deployments; processes and strategies to move existing infrastructure to the cloud; and real-world cloud deployment examples. Watch here>>

  • Use of RNAscope technology to study reproductive health and dysfunction in the rodent central nervous system: Dr. Lique Coolen and Dr. Aleisha Moore, from Kent State University, discuss how they have integrated powerful RNAscope in situ hybridization technology in their research to study the mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury and neuroendocrine dysfunction. Watch here>>

  • Evaluating the authenticity of brand perfumes using GC×GC–TOF MS: Dr. Laura McGregor, from SepSolve Analytical, shows how the comprehensive data acquired using GC×GC–TOF MS, coupled with easy-to-use chemometrics software, can deliver fast and confident fragrance profiling. Watch here>>

  • Form follows function: Working with, not against, your biosafety cabinet: This webinar first explains the basic functioning of a Class II, Type A2 biosafety cabinet and how it provides protection. The presentation then proceeds to explain how, in light of that knowledge, a cabinet operator should work in the cabinet so as not to interfere with the airflow and other features that provide biocontainment for that operator. Watch here>>

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