Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trends in Sample Preparation for Chromatography

FREE Webcast
Thursday May 5, 2011
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Is sample preparation for chromatography analysis becoming a time-consuming and laborious task in your lab?
Sample preparation consists of one or more operations necessary to modify the sample for delivering the analytes in a convenient form for the analysis by a chosen chromatographic procedure. By some estimates, 60-80% of the work activity and operating cost in a lab is spent collecting, preparing and storing samples for chromatography analysis.
Sample preparation is a key procedure in chromatography analysis and the end result is influenced by both sides of the process. The end result of sample preparation is a processed sample that can be delivered to the chromatographic instrument.
Free to lab professionals and offered in an educational format, Lab Manager Magazine's webinar will cover the latest advancements in sample preparation for chromatography and how today’s trends and developments meet the needs of researchers, positively impacting their labs’ bottom line. Following the presentations, there will be a live Q&A session where attendees can ask questions and discuss the various technologies with the panelists.
This is a very convenient and efficient way to help lab professionals gain new product knowledge and make the best buying decisions.
As an Attendee You Will Learn:
  • How you can best tailor the sample preparation process for chromatography analysis in your lab to achieve the best results – faster, better and cheaper
  • Which considerations/factors/features should be taken into account when selecting a vendor and their products
  • Recent trends and the long-term outlook on the sample preparation process for chromatography analysis
Companies Participating in the Live Webinar:
  • PerkinElmer
  • Shimadzu
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Química del vino: seminario gratis

La vérité est dans le vin, as the French say, “The truth is in the wine.” It is also said that a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. Recent studies suggest that moderate wine consumption is beneficial to health.  Join our speaker, Ariel Fenster of McGill University, to uncork everything you need to know to fully appreciate this best companion of good food. Ariel’s presentation will cover the history of wine as well as the chemical aspects of fermentation and of aging. Whether you’re the experienced oenophile or the wine lover “in waiting,” this event is sure to be a pleasure for all. Santé!




Fecha: abril 28
Hora: 2 PM - 3 PM hora local de Puerto Rico (EST & AST)


El seminario es online. Lo único que necesitas es una conección al internet y bocinas o audífonos. Si quieres registrarte visita este website.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Taller: Importancia del ADN en la Investigación Criminal

La Asociación de Estudiantes de Criminología Graduada de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico presentará el Taller Práctico “Importancia del ADN en la Investigación Criminal”.  La actividad será el 9 de abril de 2011 de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm en el Edificio Ferrer 106. 

Será el Profesor Juan Acevedo, especialista en el campo de la Microbiología quien ofrecerá el taller dirigido a estudiantes, exalumnos y facultad de la PUCPR como educación continua.  El mismo tendrá un costo de $40.00.  Para más información puede comunicarse al 787-651-2000, exts. 2419, 2410, 2418.

“Medical Day” 2011 en la Católica


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Heritable Diseases Revealed: Cracking the Code Using the Power of Targeted Resequencing

Event Date: March 30, 2011 12:00 p.m. ET; 9:00 a.m. PT; 4:00 p.m. GMT, 5 p.m. UK

Sponsored by Agilent Technologies


We are witnessing an era of fast-paced advances in sequencing technologies, which are reducing dramatically the costs of sequencing a whole genome. At the same time, there is growing interest in sequencing specific portions of a genome using targeted resequencing. This approach is much more time and cost effective than whole genome sequencing and generates data less cumbersome to analyze. Targeted resequencing has been shown in recent publications to be a powerful way to discover the causative genetic variations for diseases, while exome sequencing is being widely used to uncover the causes for Mendelian diseases. Furthermore, the enrichment of more selected genomic regions has been successfully applied in complex disease studies as well as in clinical research.

In this webinar, viewers will:
Learn from our panel of experts about the current successful application of targeted resequencing to the genetic analysis of heritable diseases
Hear about potential future applications for this technology
Gain in-depth insight into the field of targeted resequencing
Have questions answered from webinar panelists live and in real time.

Brought to you by the Science/AAAS Business Office.

To register, click here.

CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs

What do a mysterious white powder, a blood smear, and a moldy ham sandwich have in common? To the average person, probably not much, but to a forensic chemist, these items might tell quite a bit about what happened when, where, and why. Despite the mystical cachet of popular TV shows, forensic chemists usually need to be well-versed in the widest possible array of analytical technologies, and must be able to quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Join us to learn the different disciplines within forensic chemistry, and get an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic laboratory.  Join live and you may also uncover a new secret…

What You Will Learn:
• What forensic chemists really do in the lab
• How forensics differs from and relates to other chemical disciplines
• For better or for worse, CSI in real life vs. television!
• Career paths and educational expectations in forensic chemistry
• And much more…

Meet Your Expert:
Dr. Schaff has worked for the last eleven years as a forensic toxicologist with the Chemistry Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory. There he analyzes a wide variety of specimens submitted by various federal, state, and local agencies, supporting investigations of product tampering, drug-facilitated sexual assaults, public corruption, suspicious deaths of U.S. citizens overseas, and various other crimes. Dr. Schaff received a B.S. in chemistry in 1991 from Yale University and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1997 from the University of Minnesota. After completing his doctorate, he spent two years on a fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center developing methods of analysis for anabolic steroids in an International Olympic Committee-accredited drug testing laboratory.

To register, visit this link:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/742933266