Upcoming Webinars

Excellence in Research Webinar Series

Your trusted source for cell lines, microbial strains, and other biological reagents announces the 2014 Excellence in Research webinar series. Each webinar will demonstrate how to utilize ATCC products and services to advance your research. The webinars will be broadcasted live on Thursdays at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM (ET), and will be followed by a question and answer period.


Fang Tian ATCC Breast Cancer Research Resources
Fang Tian, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, Cell Biology Group Leader, ATCC
April 24, 2014 10:00 am (ET) or 3:00 pm (ET)

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women. New disease classifications, relevant signaling pathways, and genetic regulators of breast cancer have been identified over the past decade. To continue facilitating progress in basic research and drug discovery, ATCC provides breast cancer research resources. In this webinar, we will discuss triple negative breast cancer cell lines, breast cancer mouse models, and commonly used breast cancer in vitro models with in-depth genetic alteration and molecular profiles. We will also highlight cell lines that can be used to address recently identified genomic and clinical features of breast cancer subtypes.
Register for a session - 10:00 AM (ET) or 3:00 PM (ET).

Liz KerriganThe Importance of Standards in Molecular-Based Assays
Liz Kerrigan, Director, ATCC Standards
May 8, 2014 10:00 am (ET) or 3:00 pm (ET)

Stimulated by the presence of emerging and re-emerging microbial threats, the need for molecular-based tests has significantly increased in the last few years. In turn, this has necessitated the use of standardized nucleic acids in clinical laboratories. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of molecular standards in the establishment of sensitivity, linearity, and specificity during assay validation or implementation, quality assurance, quality control, and proficiency testing, and how the use of standards can contribute to improvements in assay reproducibility and reliability.
Register for a session - 10:00 AM (ET) or 3:00 PM (ET).

Douglass R. Storts, Ph.D.Yvonne ReidSTR DNA Profiling – The Standard for Cell Line Authentication
Douglas R. Storts, Ph.D., Head of Research - Nucleic Acid Technologies, Promega Corporation and
Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D., Manager/Scientist, Cell Biology Program, ATCC
June 5
, 2014 10:00 am (ET) or 3:00 pm (ET)

Misidentification of human cell lines is a common problem that leads to irreproducible research in the Life Sciences.  Over the years, use of contaminated cell lines has increased due to poor techniques, inadequate authentication protocols, and sharing of false cell lines among researchers.   These concerns can be readily resolved by the implementation of the Standard STR protocol –authentication of human cell lines by STR profiling. In this webinar, we will discuss the recent advances in STR profiling technologies and will delve into further detail on how the Standard STR protocol is transforming scientific practices.
Register for a session - 10:00 AM (ET) or 3:00 PM (ET).

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