2013 Program

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All sponsors, instructors and students should come to Petit Institute atrium for registration and name tag pick up.

 

Wednesday
Breakfast
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
MRI Lecture
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Whitaker 1232

Instructor: Johannes Leisen, PhD
***This lecture is a requirement for any of the MRI Demos.

Microscopy Core
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
IBB 1328

Instructor: Andrew Shaw

Novel Approaches for Improving Protein Detection: Quantification with FTIR and Multiple Target Analysis with Multiplex Technology
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Millipore
Instructor:Ramsey McIntire, PhD

Cytokines, hormones, growth factors, and signaling proteins in biological fluids/cells/tissues are critical factors in numerous processes in healthy and disease states, and in most models multiple pathways are involved in simultaneously producing a cellular response to disease or experimental stimulation. In order to assess multiple targets and gain a more complete picture of the pathways involved in a physiological process, researchers need to:

(1) Reliably quantify total protein from limited sample volumes. Traditional methods for quantification of total protein in complex samples are time-consuming and potentially inaccurate due to the presence of contaminating lipids, detergents, and reducing agents.

(2) Measure dozens of targets, both secreted factors and intracellular signaling components, within the same sample. Target-specific detection by ELISA and Western blotting are costly, time-consuming and require large volumes of valuable samples when measuring multiple analytes.

Please join EMD Millipore for a highly technical seminar describing two novel approaches for protein detection, the Direct Detect FTIR system and Multiplexing assays on the Luminex platform. The presentation is suitable for every level of scientist involved in protein research. Both of these technologies enable researchers to more fully understand the complexities of their cell/tissue samples by more accurately quantifying proteins and lipids, saving precious sample volume, and generating dozens of data points from a single biological sample.

Please find more information on our website.

Cell Authentication
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Whitaker 1232

Fisher Life Sciences

MRI Demo
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
IBB 0404

Instructor: Johannes Leisen, PhD
***The MRI Lecture is a requirement for this session.

Advances in Sequencing Tech
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Eurofins WMG Operon

MRI Demo
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
IBB 0404

Instructor: Johannes Leisen, PhD
***The MRI Lecture is a requirement for this session.

Zymography
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Instructor: Phil Keegan

MRI Demo
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
IBB 0404

Instructor: Johannes Leisen, PhD
***The MRI Lecture is a requirement for this session.

Lunch
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
How to Access the Core Facilities at GATech: Navigating the iLab System
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

iLab Solutions
Instructor: Petar Minchev

The cores at GATech manage scientific service requests, equipment reservations and billing of services through a Core Facility Management tool by iLab Solutions. In this 30 minute session, iLab will be conducting a demonstration of its software where the basics of navigating the iLab system will be discussed, including:

  • how to access the iLab system,
  • how to submit a service request to a core,
  • how to reserve core facility equipment
  • how financial admins and PIs can manage payment numbers and lab members, and
  • where to access iLab support when you need help
Stem Cell Lecture
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Instructor: Marissa Cooke

Histology Demo
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
IBB 1123

Instructor: Aqua Asberry

GPC Lecture
Status: Closed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Instructor: Tobias Miller

Thursday
Breakfast
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
SolidWorks: Beginner Tutorial
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Whitaker 0207/Computer Lab

Instructor: Marty Jacobson

Rare Event Analysis in Flow Cytometry, and New Technologies for the Study of Apoptosis
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Life Technologies
Instructor: Stefan Schweiger

SolidWorks: Introduction to Surface Modeling
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Whitaker 0207/Computer Lab

Instructor: Marty Jacobson

Speeding Up MATLAB Applications
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

MathWorks
Instructor: Brett Shoelson, PhD

In this session, we will demonstrate simple ways to improve and optimize your code that can boost execution speed by orders of magnitude. We will also address common pitfalls in writing M-code, explore the use of the MATLAB Profiler to find bottlenecks, and introduce the use of Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server to solve computationally and data-intensive problems on multicore computers and clusters.
Highlights include:

  • Understand memory usage and vectorization in MATLAB
  • Address bottlenecks in your programs
  • Optimize file I/O to streamline your code
  • Transition from serial to parallel MATLAB programs
  • Execute applications on a single multicore or multiprocessor desktop
High-Resolution Melting–History, Technology, and Utility
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Instructor: Roche-Charles Hardwick, PhD

High resolution melt analysis (HRM) is a powerful real-time PCR-based molecular biology technique.  HRM can deliver fast, inexpensive and accurate genotyping information for the detection of mutations, polymorphisms, and epigenetic differences in DS DNA.  This presentation will briefly discuss the development of the technique, the instrumentation required for accurate analysis, and an overview of some recent publications.  A question and answer session follows the presentation.

Machine Shop Tutorial
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Whitaker 0250/Machine Shop

Instructor: Marty Jacobson

Chromatography
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Whitaker 1232

Fisher Life Sciences

Lunch
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
Fundamentals of Weighing: Influencing Factors in the Weighing Process
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitaker 1232

Sartorius

In this seminar, external factors that cause errors in the weighing process are discussed. These influencing factors casued by the gravitational effects, balance leveling, electrostatic charges, magnetic effects, climate and ambient effects, such as: temperature fluctuations, humidity, air pressure as well as vibrations are also described. This seminar also details where to set up and how to operate a balance in order to minimize these effects to promote accurate weighing.

How to Access the Core Facilities at GATech: Navigating the iLab System
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

iLab Solutions
Instructor: Petar Minchev

The cores at GATech manage scientific service requests, equipment reservations and billing of services through a Core Facility Management tool by iLab Solutions. In this 30 minute session, iLab will be conducting a demonstration of its software where the basics of navigating the iLab system will be discussed, including:

  • how to access the iLab system,
  • how to submit a service request to a core,
  • how to reserve core facility equipment
  • how financial admins and PIs can manage payment numbers and lab members, and
  • where to access iLab support when you need help
Introduction to Medical Image Processing with MATLAB
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

MathWorks
Instructor: Brett Shoelson, PhD

We will discuss a technical computing workflow involving the analysis of a series of images. Specifically, this demo will focus on the segmentation and quantification of regions of interest in images. We will explore options for importing and exploring imagery, for deciding on and developing an algorithm for extracting data from the image, and for leveraging the algorithm for re-use and batch-processing in an automated environment. We will then describe MATLAB’s core report-generation capabilities, and discuss how to deploy our application—perhaps in a custom-built GUI.
Highlights include:

  • Image I/O
  • Algorithm Development
  • Function generation and process automation
  • Report generation
  • GUI building
  • Deployment
     
Genome Analysis Core
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

Instructor: Dalia Arafat

Histology Demo
Status: Closed
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
IBB 1123

Instructor: Aqua Asberry

Friday
Breakfast
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
Introducing a Nu Solution to qPCR
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)

VWR
Instructor: Susan Orwig, PhD

Real-time PCR (qPCR) enables the detection, amplification, and quantification of DNA sequences, providing valuable insight into gene expression, genotyping and other applications. Successful real-time PCR experiments depend upon the availability of specific, sensitive reagents that can accurately detect the target sequence, and only the target sequence, when as little as 10 copies are present.  Please join me in a discussion of novel technologies in the field or qPCR that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology allowing you to truly Amplify Your Story.

Microscopy Core
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
IBB 1328

Instructor: Andrew Shaw

Microscopy Core
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
IBB 1328

Instructor: Andrew Shaw

BD LSR Flow Cytometry Demo
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
IBB 1334

Instructor: Nadia Boguslavsky

EndNote Training Session
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Whitaker 0207/Computer Lab

Instructor: Lori Critz

BD LSR Flow Cytometry Demo
Status: Closed
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
IBB 1334

Instructor: Nadia Boguslavsky