Expert Insight: 12 expert webinars and virtual events coming up this week

Explore topics from Alzheimer's disease and mRNA vaccine production to SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater and nanoplastic characterization

21 Jun 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 advances in Alzheimer's disease pathology and UV/Vis spectroscopy to accelerate mRNA vaccine production to SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater and nanoplastic characterization.

Plus, don't miss out on our latest one-day events in association with Waters Corporation and Agilent Technologies. At the former, on Thursday, June 24, you'll learn how COVID-19 has led to the development of new approaches to vaccine development, therapeutics and clinical science. On the latter, on Tuesday, June 29, you'll hear from three thought leaders taking the biopharma industry to new heights.         


AUTOIMMUNITY: Integrating flow cytometry and single-cell TCR repertoire analysis to delineate multi-dimensional biology of autoreactive CD4 + T cells

Dr. Ravi Kumar, researcher at Karolinska Institute, and Faris Naji, CEO of Tercen, will discuss a custom workflow that links flow cytometry index-sorting data from multiple platforms with a TCR repertoire profile of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells. 

Monday, June 21, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: LC/MS to reveal the hidden post-translational modifications in neurodegeneration

Dr. Blaine Roberts, from Emory University, discusses the application of quantitative proteomics to a large set (~2,000 samples) of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) samples to better understand the role of acute-phase proteins in Alzheimer’s disease. 

Monday, June 21, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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UV/VIS SPECTROSCOPY: Improving quality of bacterial culture and oligonucleotides with UV/Vis spectroscopy to accelerate mRNA vaccine production

Naimish Sardesai, product manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, explains how bacterial growth rate influences gene expression by acting on both sides of the mRNA equilibrium: synthesis and degradation. Sardesai will also discuss how Thermo Fisher Scientific’s GENESYS and Evolution series UV/Vis spectrophotometers can be used to evaluate and achieve optimum bacterial culture growth rate, and measure oligonucleotide quality to ensure vaccines produced are not contaminated.

Wednesday, June 23, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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GENOMICS: [part 2] NGS sample quality control: Solutions for special challenges in next-generation sequencing workflows

Agilent product managers, Dr. Rainer Nitsche and Dr. Kyle Luttgeharm, will discuss the importance of assessing the final read length of NGS libraries prior to downstream analysis in order to avoid sequencing through the insert past the adapter. Sample quality assessment using automated electrophoresis enables researchers to confirm or adjust libraries for optimal insert length prior to NGS, helping to decrease background noise and improve quality scores of the sequencing run.

Thursday, June 23, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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ONE-DAY EVENT: Vaccines & clinical science through the lens of COVID-19

SelectScience and Waters Corporation invite you to join us as we explore how to apply lessons learned from the global COVID-19 pandemic to pave the way for new approaches to vaccine development, therapeutics and clinical science. We will explore these lessons from the perspective of those who delivered groundbreaking science faster than ever before.

Thursday, June 24

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RNA DETECTION: A new era of RNA detection: Exploring new technologies and prospects

Join Dr. Boye Schnack Nielsen, manager of molecular histology at Bioneer, to learn more about our understanding of different RNA types, RNA in situ hybridization combined with RNA and protein staining.

Monday, June 28, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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ICP-MS: Metals digestion detection limits: How low can you go?

Join environmental experts Nassima Galloway, EMEA sales lead at Antylia Scientific, Michael Bechtold, global product manager at Environmental Express, and David Smith, technical director at Environmental Express, to find out how you can automate parts of your workflow, save time, and obtain accurate metals detection data by incorporating these tools into your workflow.

Tuesday, June 29, at 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 08:00 EDT / 05:00 PDT

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WASTEWATER: SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater: A complete analysis workflow to support effective COVID-19 management

Dr. Christine Gräfe, product manager at Analytik Jena, will discuss the benefits of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 and other biological parameters in wastewater, the challenges of performing these analyses, and solutions to overcome them. 

Tuesday, June 29, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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

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

Tuesday, June 29 at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT

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HPLC: The power of (U)HPLC selectivity for diverse pharmaceutical methods

Dr. Jason Anspach, global product manager at Phenomenex, will cover the basics of chromatographic selectivity and provide you with a template to help you decide between fully porous or core-shell particles to get the most out of your pharmaceutical separations.

Wednesday, June 30, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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SPATIAL ANALYSIS: Quantifying cellular microenvironments with spatial analysis

Dr. Michael Gerner, assistant professor at University of Washington, and Dr. Caleb Stolzfus, a postdoctoral scholar at University of Washington,  will describe a spatial analysis toolbox capable of leveraging these information-rich datasets: the histo-cytometric multidimensional analysis pipeline (CytoMAP).

Wednesday, June 30, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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NANOPLASTIC ANALYSIS: Raman microscopy: A power tool for micro & nanoplastic characterization

Join Dr. Massimiliano Rocchia to learn how Raman microscopy can be used to identify and characterize micro and nanoplastic samples, including nanoplastic samples explored via AFM-Raman co-localized analysis, and through nanoGPS navYX SEM-Raman correlative microscopy. 

Thursday, July 1, at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 07:00 PDT

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

  • Increased cellular avidity upon combining multi-targeting and co-stimulation leads to enhanced CAR-T cell sensitivity and persistence: Dr. Maria Themeli, group leader at the Department of Hematology Amsterdam UMC, and Dr. Rogier Reijmers, principal scientist at LUMICKS, introduce a new technology, the z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer, for rapidly screening and selecting the right candidates. Cell avidity measurements enable researchers to observe increased cellular avidity when comparing the CAR+CCR setting to a single CAR-targeting BCMA. Most notably, the avidity data is able to predict the observed in vivo findings. Therefore, this novel opportunity of pre-screening lead CAR products could accelerate the bench-to-bed trajectory significantly. Watch here>>
  • A new era of chromatography: Improve your accuracy, sensitivity, and precision with redefined HPLC/UHPLC system technologies: Join chromatography experts from Waters as they introduce a new HPLC/UHPLC solution that is designed to help dramatically improve your data quality and increase chromatographic reproducibility and sample throughput. They show you how you can reduce analytical uncertainty, cut operating expenses, and meet your sustainability goals. Watch here>>
  • Revealing what others leave unseen: The future of ion mobility has arrived: Join us for the virtual product launch of MOBILion’s HRIM-MS platform, featuring presentations by early adopters and beta users of this advanced separations technology, including Prof. John McLean, Vanderbilt University, Dr. Jared Auclair, Northeastern University, and scientists from Protein Metrics. Learn how this technology promises to fill characterization gaps, bring biologic drugs to market faster, and accelerate biomarker discoveries. Watch here>>
  • Ensuring product safety with rapid, simplified disinfection control: Monitoring and testing for the presence of disinfectant residues quickly and at appropriate scales is a considerable challenge, as visual inspection alone is not sufficient. Hear from chemical testing expert Dr. Saskia Neubacher, Merck KGaA, to discover the latest instrumentation designed specifically to address these challenges and learn how you can achieve simple and rapid analysis of chemical disinfectant parameters to ensure the safety of your production line after disinfection. Watch here>>
  • Solutions for sample quality control challenges in NGS workflows [part 1]: Join Agilent Technologies product managers, Dr. Rainer Nitsche and Dr. Kyle Luttgeharm, as they explore the benefits of sample quality control for two specific NGS challenges that researchers may encounter. Watch here>>

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