Expert Insight: Take your research to the next level with these expert webinars

This week, explore topics ranging from fluorescence, confocal and TIRF microscopy to checkpoint inhibitor therapeutics

01 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 the principles and fundamentals of fluorescence, confocal, and TIRF microscopy to the impact of checkpoint inhibitor therapeutics on inflammatory cytokine release.


MICROSCOPY: Exploring the fundamentals of confocal microscopy

In this session, Dr. Claudia Florindo, Microscopy Specialist, Andor, will explain what a confocal microscope is and discuss the differences between single-point confocal and multipoint confocal, providing a clear understanding of confocal microscopy and its applications in life sciences.

Wednesday, August 4, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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T-CELL THERAPY: 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.

Tuesday, August 10, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

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TIRF IMAGING: 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. 

Wednesday, August 11, 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:

  • Uncovering the principles of fluorescence light microscopy: Dr. Claudia Florindo, Microscopy Specialist, Andor, presents the concept of fluorescence and how this physical propriety is applied to microscopy.  Attend 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>>
  • SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and other seasonal viruses: Northern and Southern Hemisphere perspectives: Two leading experts in the field, Dr. Georgia Gioula and Dra. Mariela Muñoz Ortega, share their opinions on testing approaches, surveillance programs, and what we might expect in the future. Watch here>>
  • Harnessing attosecond technologies for functional nano and quantum materials: Dr. Margaret Murnane, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, takes a closer look at the many capabilities and potential applications of tabletop high-harmonic light sources. Watch here>>
  • 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. Watch here>>

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