Weekly Webinars -Winter

Bio-Trac’s Thursday Seminar Series – Special Topics in Biotechnology

Featuring active research scientists from respected institutions.

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Dr. Sukhbir Kaur, NIH/NCI
Dr. Sukhbir Kaur, NIH/NCI

Therapeutic Antibodies Targeting Functions of CD47 in the Tumor Microenvironment

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Dr. Bernard Heymann, NIH/NIAMS
Dr. Bernard Heymann, NIH/NIAMS

The Opportunities of CryoEM in Biomedical Research.

The "resolution revolution" in cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) ushered in the true determination of three-dimensional protein structures at an atomic level. No better example is the rapid solution of structures for the coronavirus spikes in the current epidemic, aiding development of countermeasures. Lesser known is the application of cryo-electron tomography (cryoET) to the determine the three-dimensional structures of viruses and parts of cells within their natural context. In this webinar, Dr. Heymann will explain some of the technical background to cryoEM to highlight its capabilities and limitations, and present a few examples from our studies.

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Dr. Allissa Dillman (NIH/CIT)
Dr. Allissa Dillman (NIH/CIT)

The What and Why of BioData Hackathons

Hackathons are a unique and flexible tool for community building, problem-solving, and learning new skillsets.  In this webinar, we will provide an overview of hackathons, who participates and how they benefit the Bio Research community.

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Dr. Marina Dobrovolskaia (NIH/NCI)
Dr. Marina Dobrovolskaia (NIH/NCI)

Immunological Properties of Engineered Nanomaterials: Experience of the Nanotechnology Characterization Lab.

The presentation will cover nanoparticle interaction with white and red blood cells, blood coagulation and complement proteins; the relationship between nanoparticle physicochemical properties and their immunological compatibility; benefits of nanotechnology for therapeutic purposes and concerns about their safety. The presentation will share the experience with nanoparticle characterization at the National Cancer Institute funded Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) and discuss resources available for the extramural research community at the NCL.