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High-Content Analysis User Group Meetings:


Thermo Fisher Scientific 7:45 am - 2:00 pm   Thermo Scientific User Group Meeting

The Thermo Scientific High content user group is an informative, collaborative opportunity where you can:

• Network with your community of high content users
• See what your peers are doing with High content
• Learn about new innovations in our products
• Get Tips and Tricks on our products to make your more productive
• Participate in helping us understand how we can build better products for you
• Get hands on time with our technology and talk with our scientists one-on-one

For more information and to register, please visit:  http://events.SignUp4.net/2011_CHI-HCA_UserGroupMeeting

MolecularDevices_New2:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Molecular Devices User Group Meeting

Want to improve your high content screening experience?: 
Then join influential and respected scientists to discuss how they are targeting unique applications and accelerating their discoveries.  Experiences will include:

  • Optimizing the HCS workflow
  • Leveraging imaging during high throughput screens
  • Deciphering complex signaling events
  • Simplifying HCS with cytometry-based experiments

Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences regarding key applications, tips and tricks, as well as discuss challenging assays. 

Talks and Speakers include:

High Content Screening at The Broad Institute: Optimization of an Automated Imaging System in the Chemical Biology Platform and Successful Screening Stories
Tom Hasaka, Ph.D., The Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA

High-throughput Screening to Identify Molecules Involved in Touch and Pain
Diana Bautista, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, CA

Mechanotransductive Engineering of Neural Stem Cell Behavior
Albert Keung, University of California, Berkeley, CA

High Throughput Assays to Assess Cell Migration and Invasion
Keren Hulkower, Ph.D., Platypus Technologies LLC, Madison, WI

Identification of Compounds that Regulate Intracellular Wolbachia Titer
Laura R. Serbus, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Molecular Devices, Inc. & AdTech: Your Complete HCS Solution
Gianni Lalos, AdTech, Atlanta, GA

FCS Express 4 Image Cytometry: Advanced Analysis and Reporting Software with New Features for HCA and Image Data
David Novo, Ph.D., De Novo Software, Los Angeles, CA

Reservations:  There is no charge to attend the forum, but space is limited.  To reserve your seat, please visit  http://2011mdincusermeetingathca.eventbrite.com.  


GE Health Care2:30 pm - 6:30 pm   GE Healthcare User Group Meeting

As an attendee of the High Content Analysis Annual GE Healthcare would like to extend you a special invitation to attend our user group meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 2:30-6:30pm.

As a thought leader in Cellular Research, we are honored to invite you to the 2011 User meeting. This exclusive event will focus on bringing together researchers from industry and academia to further explore new imaging and analysis tools for High Content Analysis, particularly, recent breakthroughs in Cellular Analysis and Cellular Tools in drug discovery and healthcare.
As innovations in cellular imaging technologies accelerate at a rapid pace, this short course is designed to help keep you up to date on Cellular imaging and high content analysis applications including stem cells. GE Healthcare is committed to develop and promote opportunities in the area of Cellular Sciences.

We also welcome you to visit our booth  and discuss the many solutions GE Healthcare provides you for your cellular research challenges.

2:50- 3:15  Cellular Technologies as the New Paradigm for Innovative Discoveries: Applications to siRNA Screenings
Dr. Jean-Philippe Stephan, Research Senior Scientist, Protein Chemistry, Genentech

3:15-3:45  The Biology of Human Central Nervous System-Stem Cells
Dr. Nobuko Uchida, Vice President, StemCells, Inc.

3:45-3:55   Break

4:00-4:30   From Organelles to Organisms:  Developing High-Content Assays for HTS
Dr. Michelle Arkin, Associate Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF

4:30-5:00   Analysis of Oris™ Pro Cell Migration and Invasion Assays using the IN Cell 2000
Dr. Keren Hulkower, Technical & Applications Manager, Platypus Technologies

5:00-5:30 One in a Million: Using HCA to Find Rare Cell Types in hESC-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Dr. Jeff Lindquist, Scientist II, Geron Corporation

5:30-5:40  Break

5:40-6:05  Morphometrics and IN Cell Investigator
Dr. Anthony Davies, Head of Irish National Centre for High Content Analysis and Screening

6:05- 6:20  Development of hESC-Derived Models for Early Drug Safety Testing
Dr. Alla Zaltsman, Senior Scientist, GE Healthcare

6:20- 6:30        Wrap-up

6:30-8:30        Wine and Cheese Reception

Reservations:  To reserve your seat, please send an email to ellie.mahjubi@ge.com 


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm   BD Biosciences User Group Meeting

BD High-Content Analysis User GroupBD
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
French Room

BD will be hosting a free end-user group forum featuring presentations highlighting the applications of the BD Pathway™ Bioimaging platform. Here we will explore new techniques for assay development and screening as well as real-world applications of advanced imaging technologies available to BD users. We will also conduct a round-table discussion to explore where high-content analysis is today, and where it will take research in the future. 

Come join us for an engaging exploration of the value high-content imaging delivers to the life-science research and drug discovery communities. BD Biosciences will be participating in this event to contribute our years of experience in cellular analysis and to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with leading high-content analysis users.

For more information, please fill out the form on our website: https://forms.bd.com/askbd/index.sp





1:00 - 2:00

Lunch Reception 

By invitation only 

2:00 - 2:05

Introduction & Welcome 

Khuong Truong, Marketing Manager, BD Biosciences 

2:05 - 2:50

Added Value of Image Based Wide Genome siRNA Screening for Cellular Pathways Characterization 

Marc Chambon, Staff Scientist, Assay Development, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland 

2:50 - 3:35

Quantitative Assessment of Trypanosoma Cruzi-Host Cell Infection: A Comparison of Automated Image Analysis Versus Manual Counting

Carolina Lema, Research Scientist, University of Texas at El Paso

3:35 – 3:55

Refreshment Break


3:55 - 4:40

Live Cell Analysis of Beta-Lactamase Expression - Glowing Results Using the BD Pathway

Lisa Smith, Scientist, Merck Research Labs

4:40 - 5:50

BD AttoVision Software: Features and Functionality 

Karthik Jayaraman, Customer Application Scientist, BD Biosciences

5:50 - 6:00 


Lori Anderson, Product Manager, BD Biosciences

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm   PerkinElmer User Group Meeting

Perkim ElmerSpotlight on Applications for High Content Imaging and Analysis

Come and hear top scientists discuss their work in high content imaging and analysis.  With an emphasis on acquiring high quality data and generating reliable results, invited speakers will join the PerkinElmer team to discuss how the latest advances in this cutting-edge technology are being applied to address specific application needs.

Discover how our Opera® High Content Screening System and Acapella® High Content Analysis Software are enabling scientists to perform sophisticated high throughput, high content screening assays. Find out how Operetta®, our High Content Imaging System, combines ease of use with exceptional image quality to provide the most efficient solution for gathering and analyzing unbiased quantitative data about cell samples. Experience how Volocity®, our high performance 3D Image Analysis Software, can bring in-depth biology to your research to give you more information, more context and more accurate measurements from your existing data. And find out about the latest development in Columbus®, our solution for Image Data Management and Analysis, that allows scientists to store, retrieve, analyze, share their data – whatever the source.

Talks and Speakers include:

HCA at the Institut Pasteur: Choosing the Right Biology to Answer the Right Question
Nathalie Aulner, Institut Pasteur, Paris

Detection and Quantification of Multinucleated Cells as a Measure of INCENP Phenotypic Penetrance
Hind Azegrouz, CNIC, Madrid

Evolution of High Content Imaging in a Drug Discovery Setting
Ghislain Bonamy, Genomic Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Automated Sample Preparation and High Content Analysis of the Oris™ Pro Cell Migration Assay
Keren Hulkower, Platypus Technologies & Sarah Burroughs, PerkinElmer

Optical In Vivo Molecular Imaging – Leveraging Near Infrared Agent Strategies With Novel Detection Systems
Ty Voss, NIH & Trent Norris, PerkinElmer

For further details, please visit www.perkinelmer.com/hca2011

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