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Online Seminars

SABiosciences is pleased to provide free, on-line educational resources covering relevant tools and techniques for gene and protein expression analysis, and cell-based gene function analysis. We offer live webinars, prerecorded and PDF formatted presentations.

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PCR Arrays for Pathway Analysis

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Identify key players and regulators in cancer

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PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

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Functional analysis of genes, biologics & small molecules

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RNAi Screen Design & Optimzation

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Epigenetic Technologies for Biomedical Research

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Innate immune system

QPCR Introduction

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ChIP and Real-Time PCR Technology Overview

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Oncogenomics & cancer mutation

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Cell Death Research Solutions

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Wnt Signaling Research Solutions

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Gene Network Central Tutorial

Research tools for inflammation regulation

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Anticancer Immunity

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Copy number: variation & alteration analysis strategies

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Metabolism and cancer

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Wnt application- a case study

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Profiling DNA Methylation with PCR System

PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

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RNAi Gene Knockdown with shRNA

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Oncogenomics & cancer mutation

miRNA Expression and Function

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Signal transduction targets

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Cancer and Inflammation

Current Seminar Titles Available:

Focus Title
1.  PCR ArrayPCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial
2.  QPCR IntroductionIntroduction to Real Time PCR (Q-PCR/qPCR/qrt-PCR)
3.  miRNAsFunctional analysis of miRNAs
4.  Microbial PCR ArraysMicrobiome: From identification to characterization
5.  Host–Pathogen InteractionsHost–Pathogen Interactions: Molecular Basis and Host Defense Mechanisms
6.  Service CoreAccelerate your discovery with QIAGEN service solutions for biomarker research
7.  NeurodegenerationCirculating Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease
8.  PCR ArraysAdvanced Real-Time PCR Array Technology – Coding & Noncoding RNA Expression Analysis
9.  Single cell analysisProfiling miRNA from single cells
10.  RNAseq technologyDigital RNASeq: Technology introduction
11.  RNAseq technologyDigital RNAseq for gene expression profiling: Workflow and applications
12.  RNAseq technologyMolecular insight into gene expression using Digital RNAseq: Data analysis tutorial
13.  QuantiNova PCR kit The importance of controls and novel solutions for successful real-time qPCR
14.  Liquid BiopsiesNew Technology and workflow for integrated collection, stabilization, and purification of circulating cell-free DNA
15.  Liquid BiopsiesAnalysis and interpretation of cell free DNA
16.  Single cell analysisAdvances and applications enabled by single-cell technology
17.  Liquid BiopsiesLiquid biopsy: overcome challenges of circulating DNA with automated and standardized extraction processes
18.  Pyrosequencing
19.  EpiTect Fast Bisulfite KitsAccurate DNA methylation analysis with successful bisulfite conversion
20.  miScript PCR ArraysNoncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease – potential as biomarkers and more
21.  PAXgene Tissue PAXgene Tissue – New workflows and applications
22.  Liquid BiopsiesHarnessing the high value of circulating tumor cells with liquid biopsy
23.  Next-generation sequencingNew and highly integrated tools for sensitive next-generation sequencing: Analysis of circulating cell-free DNA
24.  Next-generation sequencingThe emerging role of NGS and applications in liquid biopsy
25.  PyrosequencingNew progress in Pyrosequencing for fully automated quantitative DNA methylation analysis in epigenetic research
26.  Single cell analysisSingle cell technology introduction
27.  Microbial PCR ArraysProfiling Hospital-Acquired Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Genes
28.  Liquid BiopsiesCharacterizing circulating tumor cells of metastasis breast cancer patients

PCR Array Data Analysis Tutorial

With a live demonstration using actual PCR array data, learn how easy it is to use our data analysis Web portal to calculate fold-differences in gene expression from your raw real-time PCR threshold cycles.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Introduction to Real Time PCR (Q-PCR/qPCR/qrt-PCR)

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the most sensitive and reliable method for the detection and quantification of nucleic acids. This 45-minute webinar introduces the concepts of real-time PCR and how to conduct a real-time PCR assay. The topics that will be covered include an overview of real-time PCR chemistries, protocols, quantification methods, real-time PCR applications, and factors for success. This webinar is for both beginners that are new to real-time PCR as well as experienced users.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Functional analysis of miRNAs

Understanding the function and targets of miRNA is important, but challenging research. Since one miRNA can potentially target several genes, finding and validating a specific miRNA-mRNA interaction often involves multiple molecular techniques. In this webinar we will highlight the use of miRNA mimics, inhibitors and target protectors to increase, decrease and adjust the cellular concentration of miRNA and disrupt specific miRNA-mRNA interactions. We will also present a ready-to-use screening tool for identifying miRNA targets in your samples. Lastly, we will show how miRNA expression data can be used to predict mRNA targets and how qPCR can be used to validate predicted interactions.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Microbiome: From identification to characterization

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Host–Pathogen Interactions: Molecular Basis and Host Defense Mechanisms

Host–pathogen interactions are strikingly complex during infection. This webinar provides an overview of the molecular basis of these intricate interactions; the impact of microbiota on innate and adaptive immunity, metabolism, and insulin resistance; and host defense mechanisms, including newly reported inflammasome-mediated responses and miRNA-mediated responses. Various research tools will be introduced to simplify and streamline each step of studying the host response, enabling analysis of gene expression and regulation, epigenetic modification, genotyping, and signal transduction pathway activation.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Accelerate your discovery with QIAGEN service solutions for biomarker research

Development of preclinical biomarkers can have several pitfalls, often requiring a large investment in instruments to process samples, time to develop assays, and specialties in data analysis and biomarker algorithm design. QIAGEN’s life sciences service core can provide researchers with the tools, knowledge and specialties to help develop the next generation of biomarkers for cancer, toxicology and inflammation research. This seminar will highlight QIAGEN’s service capabilities in sample isolation, microarray and NGS-sequencing, qPCR panel, and custom assay development and bioinformatics as we look at the identification of potential biomarkers and gene signatures. We will discuss the applications of QIAGEN Service Core in microRNA discovery for toxicology markers in serum and plasma and in identification of RNA signatures for tumor stratification. Join us and learn how you can accelerate your research with QIAGEN service solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Circulating Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder. Circulating miRNAs hold great promise in the discovery of non-invasive and novel biomarkers for AD diagnosis and prognosis. This webinar will review the role of miRNAs in AD and discuss current progress in biomarker discovery. We will present various tools for pathway-focused and genomewide miRNA expression profiling, miRNA functional studies and target identification.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advanced Real-Time PCR Array Technology – Coding & Noncoding RNA Expression Analysis

This webinar presents a simple and accurate real-time PCR system for relevant biological pathway- & disease-focused mRNA and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression profiling. Learn about the stringent performance built into the technology to insure its sensitivity, specificity, reproducibility, and reliability. Application examples will be presented.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Profiling miRNA from single cells

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Digital RNASeq: Technology introduction

QIAseq RNA is a revolutionary turnkey solution for digital gene expression analysis by NGS. From 10 genes to 1000, from one sample to 100, QIAseq RNA delivers precise results on both ION and Illumina sequencing platforms. The data from QIAseq RNA is directly comparable to expression analysis derived from whole transcriptome sequencing or by qRTPCR, only better, cheaper, faster and more flexible. This webinar will describe the principles of digital expression analysis by NGS, and review the features and benefits of the QIAseq system, options available and the integrated data analysis package.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Digital RNAseq for gene expression profiling: Workflow and applications

Traditional RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful tool for expression profiling, but is hindered by PCR amplification bias and inaccuracy at low expressing genes. QIAseq RNA is a flexible and precise tool developed for mitigating these complications, allowing digital gene expression analysis. This in-depth webinar will cover sample requirements, experimental design, NGS platform-specific challenges and workflow for gene enrichment, library prep and sequencing. The applications of QIASeq RNA Panels in cancer research, stem cell differentiation and elucidating the effects small molecules on signaling pathways will be highlighted.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Molecular insight into gene expression using Digital RNAseq: Data analysis tutorial

Gene expression profiling is the key to understanding biological pathways and complex cellular systems. In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of targeted RNA-seq data analysis and present the solutions provided by the QIAGEN automated online data analysis tools. Using raw sequencing data from targeted sequencing, the output of the QIAseq primary data analysis tool and the options in QIAseq secondary analysis, such as normalization strategies, will be described. The use of Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) to unlock the molecular insights buried in experimental data by quickly identifying relationships, mechanisms, functions, and pathways of relevance will be shown with an example.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

The importance of controls and novel solutions for successful real-time qPCR

"The increasing demand for streamlined, monitored, and ultrafast qPCR procedures requires high-performance, real-time quantitative RT and PCR chemistries. Particularly procedures utilizing generic kits for gene expression analysis should include in-process safety measures to avoid variables and control accuracy of procedures and results. This webinar presents innovative solutions for one-step and two-step RT-PCR that significantly enhance performance and reliability in qRT-PCR. The new QuantiNova kit family offers a combination of various integrated safety features to remove variables and prevent artifacts. Internal Control RNA, removal of genomic DNA, room temperature set up capability for RT-PCR, and a built-in visual pipetting control verify accurate procedures, ensuring reliable gene expression profiling. This webinar explains the principles of the technologies and shows data demonstrating performance in qRT-PCR. Find out how you can verify accurate performance in qRT-PCR and improve your results."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

New Technology and workflow for integrated collection, stabilization, and purification of circulating cell-free DNA

Research into non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) testing based on circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) is rapidly expanding. However, detection and quantification of ccfDNA is compromised by the release of genomic DNA (gDNA) from lymphocytes due to mechanical lysis or apoptosis during blood collection, storage and transport. PreAnalytiX has developed the PAXgene® Blood ccfDNA System, consisting of the PAXgene Blood ccfDNA Tube, a plastic blood collection tube with a unique, non-crosslinking chemistry that preserves extracellular levels of ccfDNA and prevents the release of intracellular DNA from cells into the plasma, and the QIAsymphony® PAXgene Blood ccfDNA Kit for automated ccfDNA extraction from up to 5 ml of plasma. In this webinar, this new technology development will be presented in comparison to other existing technologies.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Analysis and interpretation of cell free DNA

Identification and monitoring of cancer mutations from cell free DNA-Seq data is a key application in liquid biopsy. In this part of the webinar we will show how mutations can be best identified from this type of data and how they can be interpreted. Furthermore, potential challenges when analyzing this type of data will be discussed together with relevant strategies.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Advances and applications enabled by single-cell technology

Over the past 5 years, single-cell genomics have become a powerful technology for studying small samples and rare cells, and for dissecting complex populations such as heterogeneous tumors. Single-cell technology is enabling many new insights into diverse research areas from oncology, immunology and microbiology to neuroscience, stem cell and developmental biology. This webinar introduces single-cell technology and summarizes the newest scientific applications in various research areas, all in the context of current literature.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Liquid biopsy: overcome challenges of circulating DNA with automated and standardized extraction processes

"Circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) originating from malignant tumors, a developing fetus and also from inflammatory tissues, is present in the cell-free nucleic acids in plasma, serum and other body fluids and is considered a “liquid biopsy”. Access to cfDNA for analysis allows for specific detection of certain disease states based on a simple blood sample. Circulating cell-free DNA shows distinctive properties – it is present mostly as shorter fragments of less than 500 bp and the concentration of cfDNA in a plasma or serum sample is low (approximately 1–100 ng/ml) compared to cellular materials and varies considerably between different individuals. Because of their fragmented nature and low concentration, cfDNA presents a particular challenge for efficient extraction / purification and quantification, such as by qPCR. We present data on solutions for the following critical problems concerning the purification of cfDNA for research and molecular diagnostic applications: • Pre-analytical workflow (blood processing) for analyzing cfDNA • Optimization of cfDNA extraction from plasma samples: low target concentrations require efficient cfDNA enrichment from larger sample volumes • Novel automated extraction of cfDNA using the QIAsymphony SP instrument for liquid biopsy diagnostic applications "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Accurate DNA methylation analysis with successful bisulfite conversion

"Bisulfite conversion is a popular used method for DNA methylation analysis. It is the most convenient and effective way to map DNA methylation to individual bases. The efficiency of bisulfite conversion has a huge impact on the reliability of downstream analysis methods and complete conversion is a prerequisite for the correct determination of methylation. However, standard methods to achieve complete conversion require harsh conditions with long incubation times at high temperatures. This harsh treatment can lead to DNA degradation, lowering the yields and sensitivity of the subsequent analysis. This webinar will: • Explain the principle of bisulfite conversion • Point out the challenges and critical factors for successful bisulfite conversion • Describe how to overcome the challenges with QIAGEN’s EpiTect Fast Bisulfite Kits • Give general recommendations for planning successful bisulfite conversion experiments "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:00 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease – potential as biomarkers and more

"Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, and are therefore the subject of intense, urgent research. Biomarkers could help physicians diagnose heart diseases early, for example, and better therapies could improve survival or healing following events like myocardial infarction. Small noncoding RNAs called microRNAs have recently stepped into the spotlight as circulating biomarkers for a number of diseases, and may also have utility in someday treating CVD more effectively. In this webinar, Ali Bierly will discuss why and how microRNAs are being investigated as biomarkers for CVD, as well as examining some recent findings in the field. Join us to find out how scientists are investigating noncoding RNA involvement in CVD and how you can do the same in your laboratory! "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

PAXgene Tissue – New workflows and applications

The PAXgene Tissue product line is a formaldehyde-free solution for collection, stabilization and purification of tissue specimens for simultaneous preservation of biomolecules and histomorphology. This webinar will introduce a complete portfolio that will focus on new workflows and applications. In particular, we will present the generation of fixed and cryo-embedded (PFCE) tissue blocks using the PAXgene Tissue product line, along with a comparison of histological features and purification of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, miRNA, proteins). Also, Laser-Microdissection (LMD) of PAXgene Tissue fixed and stabilized samples for isolation of DNA and RNA will be addressed as a new application for PAXgene Tissue. These new workflows and protocols complete PreAnalytiX’s and QIAGEN’s unique solutions for formaldehyde-free processing and stabilization of tissue specimens.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Harnessing the high value of circulating tumor cells with liquid biopsy

"Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is an emerging source used molecular cancer diagnostics. Through expression profiling of CTCs, it allows a deeper understanding about which metabolic pathways enable tumor cells to survive in the circulation, how they become resistant to a drug regimen, how they transform and adapt and, finally, which cellular markers should targeted for future therapies. This webinar will introduce the AdnaTest CTC detection platform which has been proven in several clinical trials to provide prognostic and predictive information in breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The platform by itself is still open for research and allows access to any potential target of interest. Join us to learn more about this novel platform, its technology and applications in liquid biopsy. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

New and highly integrated tools for sensitive next-generation sequencing: Analysis of circulating cell-free DNA

"Next-generation sequencing of free circulating DNA from plasma, serum and urine has been quickly adopted for cancer testing as well as for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). For cancer patients, this method enables noninvasive diagnoses of actionable mutants to personalize anti-tumor therapies. In addition, this approach could be used to monitor molecular changes during cancer treatment or tumor progression. The concentration of free circulating DNA in liquid biopsies is usually very low. This highlights the critical need to use optimized protocols for cfDNA extraction to construct NGS DNA libraries. In this webinar, we will introduce new technical solutions for Ion Torrent as well as Illumina sequencing platforms that combine optimized cfDNA isolation, highly advanced library construction, unbiased library amplification and integrated data analysis to reliably analyze cfDNA samples with high sensitivity. "

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

The emerging role of NGS and applications in liquid biopsy

"Precision medicine promises a more effective approach to disease treatment and management. It is based on analyzing mutations of disease samples to unlock mechanisms of disease development and progression, and resistance to effective therapies. Recent advances in NGS have made it the ideal approach for the comprehensive analysis of the mutational landscape of samples. Specifically, the ability to enrich certain genomic targets known, or suspected, to harbor driver mutations prior to NGS is allowing researchers to achieve very deep levels of sequencing coverage, levels that cannot be achieved by either WGA or WES, thereby increasing the sensitivity of NGS assays. The ability to enrich genomic targets has also facilitated the use of liquid biopsies for the discovery of mutations that contribute to drug resistance. Several challenges remain though, mainly the specificity and uniformity of target enrichment approaches, the amount of required DNA, and the turnaround time needed to go from sample to insight. Attend this seminar to learn what solutions QIAGEN scientists have developed to overcome these challenges and how these solutions can be used to analyze mutations in a wide range of samples such as FFPE, cfDNA, and CTCs, thereby enabling researchers to use solid and liquid biopsies for disease management and, ultimately, precision medicine."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

New progress in Pyrosequencing for fully automated quantitative DNA methylation analysis in epigenetic research

"In this webinar, we will introduce the new PyroMark Q48 Autoprep system which enables fully automated template preparation integrated in the Pyrosequencing workflow. In addition, a new Multiple Primer Dispensation (MPD) strategy will be presented which allows fully automated dispensation of sequencing primer, offering a seamless workflow from samples to quantitative genotyping results. This webinar will focus on the following topics • Pyrosequencing technology and workflow in epigenetic analysis • Introduction into the new PyroMark Q48 Autoprep • MPD strategy for a seamless automated Pyrosequencing workflow Join us and learn how you can apply the new Pyrosequencing system and protocol to your epigenetic analysis."

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Single cell technology introduction

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Profiling Hospital-Acquired Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are caused by bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens that easily spread through the body. The most common HAIs include urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia. HAIs are becoming more virulent and more resistant to the antibiotics typically used to fight them, making antibiotic resistance a serious public health concern. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of hospital-acquired pathogens and antibiotic resistance. We will also present tools to help you identify and characterize hospital-acquired bacterial species and antibiotic resistance genes in your research samples.

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

Characterizing circulating tumor cells of metastasis breast cancer patients

Duration: 45 minutes followed by Q&A session.

Schedule:

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM Eastern    Status: Available Reserve

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