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High Content Analysis - User Group Meetings


Tuesday, January 12



7:45-2:00 Thermo Scientific User Group Meeting
Please join Thermo Scientific Cellomics products for our 7th Annual West Coast User Group Meeting, taking place in conjunction with the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's High Content Analysis (CHI-HCA) meeting in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 7:45am-2:00pm.
Our user groups are informative, collaborative opportunities 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 high content
    This year we have an exciting and informative meeting planned, with presentations on a variety of topics from you, our users, as well as a fun mix of new product demonstrations and the ever popular tips and tricks sessions. Please register on-line here http://events.SignUp4.com/CHI-HCA-UG2010

GE Healthcare

2:30-6:30 GE Healthcare User Group Meeting  
Cellular Imaging just got easier,Come and discover more at our IN Cell Analyzer User Day. 
Find out more about the latest, exciting applications and developments in our high-content analysis program! Including the new IN Cell Analyzer 2000,  IN Cell Miner HCM, our data management solution for HCA and screening. Take the opportunity to join our expert speaker panel for an interesting and informative discussion.
IN Cell Analyzer 2000 Live Demo will also be part of this meeting.
Reservations: There is no charge to attend this meeting, but space is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP to Ellie.Mahjubi@ge.com who will be happy to register you for this event

Time Topic
2:30-2:45 Greeting and introduction
Dr. Stephen Minger, Head R&D, Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare
2:24-:3:00 Illuminating your stem cell research with the IN Cell Analyzer 2000:  A focus on cell colony analysis
Dr. Stephen Minger, Head R&D, Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare
3:00-3:30 Whole-well imaging and Quantification of Cluster Phenotype for High Content Screening
Christina Ramirez, Sr. Researcher, HTS Core Facility Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
3:30-4:00 Translation of Cytotoxicity Biomarkers Detected with High Content Analysis from an in vitro predictive model to an in vivo cell model
Peter J O’Brien, Veterinary Science Centre and Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, University College Dublin,
4:00-4:30 Break and networking
4:30-5:00 Approaching neurons in HCA
Dr. Sebastian Munck, Coordinator, Light Microscopy and Imaging
Network LiMoNe, Department of Molecular and Developmental Genetics

5:00-5:30 Automated High-Content Screening for Compounds That Disassemble the Perinucleolar Compartment
Steve Titus, Biologist, High Throughput Screening, NIH Chemical Genomics Center
5:30-5:45 Break
5:45-6:30 Live Demo of  IN Cell Analyzer 2000
Dr. HaiGuang Zhang , Senior Application Scientist, GE Healthcare


2:00-7:00 Molecular Devices User Group Meeting

Special User Forum – Flexibility and Speed: The MDS Analytical Technologies Complete Solution for Cellular Imaging

MDS Analytical Technologies will host a HCS/HCA imaging forum during the High-Content Analysis Conference on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Attendees will get an in-depth look at MDS Analytical Technologies’ Complete Imaging Solution. End-users and MDS experts will highlight recent developments in hardware and software components, illustrating how they improve application flexibility and total workflow speed. In addition, researchers will share their experiences with implementing these imaging technologies and our unique cellular informatics solutions. Finally, a series of presentations will showcase new applications as well as the integration of the imaging systems into their facilities and workflow. The forum is open to both existing and potential new users.

Reservations: There is no charge to attend the forum, but space is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP to Candace.Anderson@moldev.com who will be happy to register you for this event. 
Molecular Devices MDS-AT Imaging Forum

2:00 p.m. Registration / Check In


2:30 p.m.  Opening Remarks and Introductions

Mike Sjaastad, Ph.D., Molecular Devices/MDS Analytical Technologies

3:00 p.m.  “Quantitative Cell-By-Cell Measurements of Resistance Using Fluorescent Hepatitis C Virus Reporter Replicon Cell Lines “

Andrew E. Greenstein, Gilead Sciences


3:30 p.m.  “High-Content Analysis of Inter- and Intra-Molecular Interactions of Androgen Receptor”

Irina N. Krylova, Eric M. Kofoed, and Fred Schaufele, University of California, San Francisco

4:00 p.m.   Coffee Break

4:15 p.m.  “Information Technology challenges and solutions implementing High throughput imaging at Merck Automated Biotechnology”

Steven Lubman, Merck Research Laboratories\4:45 p.m.  “High-Throughput Biology Using RNAi Arrays”
Neil Emans Ph.D., CSIR Biosciences

5:15 p.m.  “A Comparison of Imaging Technologies Using a Genome Wide RNAi Screen”

Erica Stec, M.S., Merck Research Laboratories

5:45 p.m.   Wrap up and Thank-you!  Mike Sjaastad

6:00 p.m.  Reception

5:00-7:00 Conference Pre-Registration


Sponsored by

GE Healthcare

7:00-9:00 Evening Reception in the Penthouse

Suite(also referred to as Presidential Suite)






Thursday, January 14



PerkinElmer NEW 2009

2:00-6:00 PerkinElmer User Group Meeting

High speed, high content screening – applications in focus
Come and hear top scientists discuss their work in high throughput, high content screening.  With an emphasis on getting high quality results fast, invited speakers will join our own team of scientists to discuss how the latest advances in this cutting-edge technology are being applied to address specific application needs.

Discover how the high speed and resolution of the Opera™ platform is enabling scientists to increase their productivity, gain a better understanding of the processes under study, and generate high quality results.  Hear how easy high content screening can be with the Operetta™, our compact platform, and news of the latest development in Columbus™, our solution for high volume image data management.


2.00pm     Welcome
Achim von Leoprechting, Vice President & General Manager, Cellular Imaging & Analysis Solutions, PerkinElmer

2.10pm     Stories of fibers and grains – texture analysis opening new avenues to HCS applications
Ulrich Rothbauer, LMU-BioCenter & Gabriele Gradl, PerkinElmer

2.45pm     Using High Content Imaging to Improve Drug Discovery Efforts
Ghislain Bonamy, Genomic Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

3.20pm     Using the Opera to extract better content from high content screens
David Andrews, McMaster Biophotonics Facility, McMaster University

3.55pm     Coffee Break & Networking

4.15pm     Image-based screening of small molecule and RNAi targets at the CPCCG
Susanne Heynen-Genel, Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics Burnham Institute for Medical Research

4.50pm     The Opera: an all-inclusive confocal system for exploratory imaging in RNA Therapeutics
Edward Keough, Merck & Co., Inc.
5.25pm    Enhanced Image Analysis through Advanced Image Data Management – Introduction to Columbus 2.1
Martin Daffertshofer, PerkinElmer
6.00pm    Meeting Close
Achim von Leoprechting, Vice President & General Manager, Cellular Imaging & Analysis Solutions, PerkinElmer

For further information and to reserve your space, please visit www.perkinelmer.com/hcawest.

Please note, speakers and topics are subject to change at no prior notice.


2:00-6:00 BD Biosciences User Group
Explore and Discover:  Versatile, Quality Solutions from BD Biosciences to Address a Wide Range of Applications

Join us for an engaging exploration of the value high-content imaging and flow cytometry deliver to the life science research and drug discovery communities. Leading high-content analysis users and BD scientists will highlight the latest applications and tools to advance your own exploration and discoveries.

We will explore applications of advanced imaging technologies and new high-content data management tools available to BD Pathway™ high-content imaging users.  The synergies of high-content imaging/analysis and high-throughput, single cell analysis using BD FACS™ flow cytometry systems will also be explored.

We encourage end users to bring their most recent scientific posters or article reprints which will be displayed during the users meeting and reception.

Please email Irina_Edwards@bd.com to reserve your seat today.

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Crystal Room
Date:  Thursday, January 14, 2010,  2:00-6:00pm

2:00 – 2:15  Welcoming Remarks & Introductions, Khuong Truong, BD Biosciences

2:15 – 2:30  High-Content Data Management, Karthik Jayaraman, BD Biosciences

2:30 – 3:15  Functional mapping of disease-susceptibility loci using RNAi and high-content cell based assays, Peter Antinozzi, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

3:15 – 4:00  Live Cell Screening, Oliver Kepp, Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute

4:00 – 4:20  Refreshment Break & Poster Browsing

4:20 – 5:05  Live cancer cell phenotyping at single cell resolution, Darren Tyson, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

5:05 – 5:50  Assessment of hES Cells by High-Content Microscopy and Flow Cytometry, Erik Puffer, University of Wisconsin Madison

5:50 - 6:00  2010 Research Grant Program Presentation and Closing Remarks, Julia Lizondo, BD Biosciences

6:00 – 7:00  Reception – Location: Fountain Room