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How confident are you in your Western blots?

Are issues with Western blot variability causing you to second-guess your data? Western blotting is packed with sources of variability, which affects data accuracy and reproducibility. Join LI-COR for a webinar on September 20 to learn what normalization is and why it is critical for quantitative Western blot analysis.

Video Date: September 01 2016 Run Time: 1:00
Going Beyond the Filter: Advances in Spectral Imaging Technology

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The use of multiple fluorophore labels is a powerful approach for cell imaging experiments. However, when using different fluorophores together, it is critical to determine any overlap in their emission spectra since this could challenge data analysis. If significant overlap exists, spectral imaging technologies can be used to resolve individual fluorophore signals. How does this work, and which applications are best suited to spectral imaging? In this special webinar, our speakers will discuss the applications of spectral imaging technology in life science research.

In this webinar, you will:

• Learn about recent advances in spectral imaging technology

• Hear examples of the application of spectral imaging in experiments, and discover its experimental

• Hear examples of the application of spectral imaging in experiments, and discover its experimental benefits

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

Featured Speakers

Robert Zucker, PhD
Research Biologist, Toxicology Assessment Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Zucker's research focuses on the 3-D visualization of biological structures and the application of biophysical technologies to study toxicological cellular changes. He has published numerous research and review articles and is currently the research coordinator/director of core facilities for flow cytometry and confocal microscopy.

Francesco Cutrale, PhD
Research Associate, Translational Imaging Center, University of Southern California

Dr. Cutrale is a senior scientist in Prof. Scott Fraser's lab at USC , where he applies physics and microscopy to develop innovative tools for biological imaging. He has experience developing advanced optical technologies, including both hardware and software for microscopy and medical image processing.

Matthew Weitzman, PhD
National Application Specialist, Olympus America

Dr. Weitzman is a specialist in confocal and multiphoton imaging systems at Olympus and has extensive experience in biomedical imaging, with a focus on Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM) technology.

Moderator

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

Moderator:

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

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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

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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.

Moderator

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

Speakers

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

Moderator

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

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