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2016 Webinars

Mixed assortment of different colored microbes, bacteria, viruses,  and protists. Webinar

A Tale of 3 Mummies: A Microbiome Analysis of Life in the Peruvian Andes 1,000 Years Ago

In this webinar, the gut microbiome of three pre-Columbian Andean mummies was characterized using 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing and metagenomics to understand the preservation and evolution of commensal and pathogenic microorganisms and the metabolic processes during the natural mummification of the human gut.

Gloved hands on tray of vials, in vapor in cryopreservation container. Webinar

Best Practices in Cryopreservation

In this webinar an ATCC expert taps into ATCC’s vast experience and shares the best practices for cryopreserving cells that ensure optimal results and performance.

Fluorescent pink rod-shaped bacteria clustered in a string with a sky-blue background. Webinar

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): A Growing Superbug Population

The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms in both community- and hospital-acquired infections has resulted in increased morbidity, mortality, and health-care expense. In this webinar, we will discuss the emergence of multidrug-resistant infections with a particular emphasis on the emergence and global spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteraeae strains.

Red rods of Salmonella bacteria. Webinar

Discovering ATCC Primary Immune Cells

This webinar presents data showing that ATCC marrow- and blood-derived primary immune cells can be induced to differentiate into various hematopoietic lineages and then used to investigate the immunosuppressive capabilities of primary and hTERT-immortalized mesenchymal stem cells.

Lymphoma cancer cells, green and brown. Webinar

Functionally Characterized Human PBMCs - An Improved In Vitro Model of Human Immune Response

The majority of PBMC applications rely on highly complex cell-based assays; however, phenotypic and functional variability of human PBMCs makes the development and validation of these assays difficult. This webinar demonstrates that pre-screening characterization of lot-specific functional activity of PBMCs is invaluable for selecting cells to address individual experimental goals.

Fluorescent pink, rod-shaped Escherichia coli bacteria. Webinar

Improving the Detection of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli

In the food industry, providing safe products and protecting the company brand is of the utmost importance. In this webinar, we discuss the growing concern on food-borne illnesses, the importance of quality control strains in food safety, and the Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) reference materials from ATCC that support this need.

Closeup of a plump, white mouse in a petri dish with a blurred, colorful background. Webinar

Inter-laboratory validation of mouse STR markers

NIST and ATCC have partnered in an effort to standardize mouse cell line authentication. This webinar will present an overview of the technology requirements, methodology, and reporting the results of the consortium efforts.

Green oligodentrocyte cells. Webinar

Neural Progenitor Cells - Models of Toxicology for the 21st Century

Neural progenitor cells (NPCs) are an attractive model to study neurological development, neurotoxicity, and diseases of the nervous system. This webinar will explore the expression of genes associated with the differentiation of NPCs in dopaminergic differentiation media and validates that NPCs are suitable for drug screening in a viability assay and high-content imaging analysis.

Blue DNA strand with sides made of light blue balls. Webinar

Quantitated Nucleic Acids - Empowering Molecular-based Assay Development

Molecular diagnostics are essential for directing appropriate therapies for the personalized treatment of cancer patients as well as to identify, track, and quantify pathogenic microorganisms. In this webinar, we discuss the development of quantitative nucleic acids from microorganisms and cell lines and their applications in infectious disease and oncology research.

DNA strand made of blue, green, yellow balls. Webinar

Solving Identity Crisis in Animal Cells - Best Practices with DNA Barcodes and STR Analysis

Animal cell line identity now requires a comprehensive strategy that employs several complementary technologies. This webinar presents an overview of these technologies to include STR analysis for human cell line identity and CO1 for animal cell line identity will be presented.

ATCC Building Webinar

The ATCC Story: A Ninety Year Celebration

This webinar discusses how ATCC has become fully self-sustainable after dependence on government subsidies and private financial support for more than 75 years. Learn how ATCC contributes to global science and health initiatives by providing biological resources and related services.