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Through the Microscope Lens: Understanding How Cells Move

Through the Microscope Lens: Understanding How Cells Move

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12 PM EST / 9 AM PST / 5 PM GMT

FREE Registration Open Now

Our understanding of cell cytoskeleton function has progressed rapidly in recent years, bolstered in large measure by advances in microscopy instruments and methods. From fast confocal and super-resolution imaging to total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and even single molecule optical traps, a number of amazing imaging tools are now being exploited to better understand how cells move. In this webinar, our speakers will describe their latest research using advanced imaging methods and instruments to understand cytoskeletal dynamics.

In this webinar, you will:

• Learn basic and advanced microscopy techniques for studies of cellular function

• Learn specialized imaging techniques aimed at exploring cytoskeletal dynamics

• Learn the latest on cell movement and migration research

• Have the chance to ask questions to our expert speakers during a live Q and A session

Featured Speakers

John Hammer, PhD.
Senior Investigator, Molecular Cell Biology Section, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Dr. Hammer’s research interests are focused on the roles motor proteins and cytoskeletal dynamics play in driving the motility of cells and organelles. To accomplish this, Dr. Hammer uses genetic, biochemical, and biophysics approaches, coupled with advanced imaging techniques, to study the molecular interactions associated with cell movement.

Joshua Rappoport, PhD.
Research Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and the Nikon Imaging Center

Dr. Rappoport’s research interests focus on the roles of vesicle trafficking and microtubule transport in cell motility. Dr. Rappoport employs a number of cutting-edge imaging techniques in his research studies, including TIRF, structured illumination microscopy, and super-resolution imaging.


Patrick C.H. Lo, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, BioTechniques

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Doubling Down: Using Gene Expression Analysis and Proteomics for Immuno-oncology

Doubling Down: Using Gene Expression Analysis and Proteomics for Immuno-oncology
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT / 4 PM BST

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Immunotherapy has proven a formidable weapon in the fight against cancer, helping boost the body’s immune response against neoplastic cells. To increase the effectiveness of these treatments, immuno-oncology researchers are now focused on analyzing molecular responses from tumors targeted by immunotherapy to see how these correlate with tumor immunosensitivity.

This special Immuno-Oncology webinar will feature:

• Methods and techniques being used to uncover the molecular responses of tumors to immunotherapy focusing specifically on the use of gene expression and protein analysis

• A discussion of how the application of the latest transcriptomic and proteomic analysis methods aids efforts to determine specific molecular signatures that can be used to predict optimal immunotherapies against specific types of cancer

• A live question and answer session


Davide Bedognetti, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Tumor Biology Immunology and Therapy, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Doha, Qatar

Karen Anderson, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Personalized Diagnostics
The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University


Patrick C.H. Lo, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, BioTechniques

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Preventing Contamination in Cell Culture

Preventing Contamination in Cell Culture

Eppendorf Training Center and BioTechniques invite you to register for a live webinar to be presented on:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT / 5 PM CET

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Contamination is an everyday challenge in cell culture labs. Undetected or ignored contamination and misidentification of cell lines endanger the reliability and reproducibility of your experimental results.

In this educational webinar presented by Eppendorf and hosted by BioTechniques you will learn how to recognize and identify different types of contaminants in cultivated cells. We will discuss how to apply aseptic techniques and preventive hygiene and give practical tips for preventing contamination by incorporating standard procedures into your daily culture practice.

Key Topics:

• Types and sources of contamination (e.g. mycoplasma)

• Cell line authentication

• Aseptic techniques and preventive hygiene

A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, offering the chance to pose questions to the presenter.

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Jessica Wagener Field Application Specialist, Cell Handling, Eppendorf AG


Patrick C.H. Lo, Ph.D., Senior Editor, BioTechniques

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Life in the Fast Lane: Advances and Applications of Rapid PCR

Life in the Fast Lane: Advances and Applications of Rapid PCR

A FREE Web Event - Available on Demand

Imagine amplifying a nucleic acid template in under 15 minutes; placing your reactions into the thermal cycler and before you can set up your gel, the cycling is complete. Developments in heat transfer technology and reaction chemistry are making this possibility a reality. Rapid PCR provides significant time-savings in the lab, and the application of ultra-rapid amplification could revolutionize testing in clinical diagnostic labs as well as sample processing in forensics. Join us for this special webinar event examining the advances making PCR in under 15 minutes possible.

Speakers will explore:

  • Specialized materials for rapid heat transfer to enable faster cycling times
  • Engineered polymerases for rapid PCR protocols
  • Workflows and pipelines designed specifically for rapid amplification of nucleic acid templates

From this webinar, you will learn:

  • The history behind different Rapid PCR approaches
  • How to implement various Rapid PCR methods in your own lab
  • The latest applications of Rapid PCR in basic research, clinical diagnostics, and forensic science

Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions to our speakers live and will be offered the opportunity at the end of the webinar to evaluate the new Philisa® Real-Time PCR System from Streck.


N. Reginald Beer, Ph.D. - Associate Program Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bruce McCord, Ph.D. - Professor of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry at Florida International University


Patrick C.H. Lo, Ph.D. - Senior Editor, BioTechniques

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