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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

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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.

Speakers

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

Moderator

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

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Available Now on Demand
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Video Date: March 10 2015 Run Time:

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

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT / 4 PM GMT

A FREE Web Event - Registration Open Now
www.biotechniques.com/rapidpcr

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.

Speakers

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

Moderator

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

Sponsored by:

Register today and don’t miss this chance to learn about the future of PCR:

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Exploring Neurons and Synapses: Imaging Tools and Techniques
Online Event

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In the coming years, considerable effort and resources will be directed at understanding the neural connections of the brain.

This webinar examines many of the tools being used to study how neurons interact with one another at their synapses.

This event will provide both experienced and novice researchers with an excellent overview of the current optical imaging methods driving neuroscience today.


This webinar features:

• An introduction to STED super-resolution imaging technology

• The application of STED imaging and other techniques for studying the overall organization of the synaptic bouton and for analyzing synaptic vesicle recycling and the localization of synaptic proteins

• A description of how STED microscopy has helped to refine our understanding of the morphological and functional dynamics of synapses in living specimens

• A live question and answer session

Speakers:

Silvio Rizzoli - Department of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, European Neuroscience Institute, University of Göttingen Medical Center

Valentin Nagerl - Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (IINS), University of Bordeaux

Moderator:

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

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www.biotechniques.com/synapses


Using CRISPR/Cas9 to Understand Transcription and Control Gene Expression
Web Event

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CRISPR/Cas9 presents a new way for researchers to explore how gene expression is controlled and regulated in cells. Although we know much about this process, recent discoveries (new RNAs, alternative splicing events) make it clear that there is much more to be learned about how genomes encode biological information.

This webinar features:

• The latest advances in CRISPR/Cas9 technology and how these advances are being applied in clever and creative ways to explore genome function

• A discussion of best practices for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting and design

• A live question and answer session

Speakers:

Timothy K Lu - Dept. of Biological Engineering, MIT

Evan Whitehead - Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology

Moderator:

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

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Available Now On Demand:

www.biotechniques.com/CRISPR

Confocal and Two-photon Microscopy Methods for Imaging the Brain

Confocal and Two-photon Microscopy Methods for Imaging the Brain


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A deeper understanding of brain function requires visualization of the complex architecture of neurons and their connections. With the ability to peer deeper into samples than conventional light microscopy approaches, confocal and two-photon microscopy are proving to be indispensable tools for such brain mapping studies. In this special webinar, two researchers working at the cutting-edge of brain imaging will discuss their applications of the latest confocal and two-photon microscopy techniques. From fluorescent labeling and imaging of neural circuits using the Brainbow system to in vivo imaging of brain structure, function, and blood flow, this webinar will give researchers a deeper appreciation of the potential for new microscopy methods to unlock the secrets of the cellular world. Unique insights into sample handling and processing of multicolor images will also be presented, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

Dawen Cai, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Physics,
University of Michigan

Ian R. Winship, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurochemical Research Unit,
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Alberta

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A Free Web Event

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