Expert Insight: Explore hot topics at these 10 free webinars coming up this week

Catch up on topics from A-TEEM spectroscopy and DNA sequencing to advances in in vitro diagnostics, advancing nano-material research with wet-chemical synthesis and biopharmaceutical R&D

30 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 EEM and A-TEEM spectroscopy for pharma, food science, and environmental applications, DNA sequencing, and advances in in vitro diagnostics to advancing nano-material research with wet-chemical synthesis and biopharmaceutical R&D.


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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BIOPHARMA: Data standards, digitalization, and closing the reproducibility gap in biopharmaceutical R&D

Join us for this event, where we will explore sources of irreproducibility and discuss efforts to address these problems, including the use of data standards and digitalization. We will take a close look at a case study at a contract research organization using digitalization to address reproducibility issues in cell-based testing for regulatory submissions, as well as a GMP potency assay release test of a commercially approved gene therapy product.

Monday, June 7, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 7:00 PDT

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NANOMATERIALS: Optical spectroscopy: Advancing nano-material research with wet-chemical synthesis

Join Dr. Enrico Della Gaspera, senior lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at RMIT University, and Travis Burt, global product manager at Agilent Technologies, to find out more about wet-chemical synthesis - a versatile approach for controlling the purity, surface chemistry, and microstructure of nanomaterials using tailored reaction chemistries and processing conditions. Gaspera will explain how this approach enables us to move away from vacuum-based processes, and therefore reduce the cost and improve the scalability of nanomaterials and related devices.

Monday, June 7, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY: Advanced biological SEM: Making the most of your microscope

Join Dr. Louise Hughes, Life Science Product Manager at Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis, as she reveals a range of techniques available to biologists. Hughes will provide examples using different sample types, ranging from plants and tissues to cells and organelles, including medical applications and cell biology.

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

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X-RAY DIFFRACTION: Predicting the crystalline nature of APIs with a novel in-line X-ray technique: InsituX

Prof. Gérard Coquerel, head of the Separative Sciences and Methods Laboratory at the University of Rouen Normandy, will illustrate how the precise identification of solid phases and their crystallinity is important for the design of drying, the storage conditions, and the repeatability of the solid transformations regarding APIs, as well as the identification of non-stoichiometric solids and the possible presence of polymorphs of hydrates and anhydrates.

Wednesday, June 9, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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ANALYTICS: Leveraging data analytics to derive valuable insights

Join Dr. David Hardy, from Thermo Fisher Scientific, as he reveals the benefits of data analytics and visualization tools and explains how laboratories can effectively use these to optimize their data to drive efficiency and innovation.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT

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Catch up on these 5 on-demand webinars and virtual events

  • NGS sample quality control: Comparison of different methods to isolate high-molecular-weight DNA from bacteria for nanopore sequencing: Dr. Christina Engesser, Technical Lab Manager at the NGS Competence Center, Tuebingen, and Dr. Solange Borg, Product Manager at Agilent Technologies, 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. Watch here>>

  • Pioneers in biopharma: Meet the leaders steering the industry on a path that celebrates and supports women: This one-day virtual event highlights research and development in process analytical technologies, the development of novel modalities, and the integration of emerging technologies into the field of mass spectroscopy. Watch here>>
  • 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 outlines the theory of measurement uncertainty, discusses the European Associate of National Metrology Institute (EURAMET) cg-18, and explores USP Chapter 41 (USP41). Watch here>>
  • Understanding the biological complexity of tissues with integrated imaging and analysis: Dr. Stephanie Ling, Associate Principal Scientist at AstraZeneca, explores 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. Watch here>>
  • Leveraging the power of core-shell LC particles to improve micro- and nanoflow separations: Jason Anspach, from Phenomenex, demonstrates 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. Watch here>>

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