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Innovations in Protein Research

May 23, 2019   9:00 AM–4:30 PM
R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne brand, Minneapolis, MN

Join us for
Innovations in Protein Research

Gather with your fellow Biacore and ÄKTA users to discover exciting new research and applications while networking with peers from academia and industry.

  • Gain access to presentations on the latest applications in biomolecular interactions
  • Speed up your protein purification and achieve increased process efficiency
  • Learn more about our comprehensive solutions for HCP detection and analysis
  • Share best practices and knowledge, and solve your challenges by engaging face-to-face with GE experts

Registration for this free event is required.

Minneapolis, MN
Event details

Date: May 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (lunch included)
Location: R&D Systems, Dr. Roger Lucas Conference Room, 614 McKinley Pl NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413



9:00–9:30 AM
Registration and breakfast

9:30–9:40 AM
Mark Whittaker, Ph.D., Manager, Product support/process improvement, R&D Systems, Minneapolis, MN

9:40–9:50 AM
Ivana Simonovic, Biacore Sales Specialist, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA

Morning session – Protein purification and cellular analysis

9:50–10:25 AM
Driving efficiency in purification with automated multistep and parallel chromatography
Michael Budiman, Ph.D., ÄKTA Application Scientist, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA

10:25–11:00 AM
Size-exclusion chromatography on ÄKTA for comparison of alpha-synuclein oligomers related to neurodegenerative disease
Kathryn M. Nelson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, ITDD (Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development), Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

11:00–11:30 AM
Poster session

11:30 AM–12:05 PM
It Takes a Village: Processes in Discovery
Richard Heil-Chapdelaine, Ph.D., Cell Analysis Sales Specialist, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA

12:05–1:15 PM
Lunch and networking 
Afternoon session – SPR analysis and protein quantification

1:15–1:50 PM
Using Biacore experiment and modeling to investigate design rules for Receptor-Ligand interactions
Wesley Errington, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1:50 –2:25 PM
Comparative analysis of bromodomain interactions by NMR and SPR
Peter Ycas, M.S., Pomerantz Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2:25–3:00 PM
Beyond Affinity with Biacore SPR Technology
Eric Roush, Ph.D., Senior Biacore Application Scientist, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA

3:00–3:15 PM

3:15–3:50 PM
Aptamer based detection of misfolded von Willebrand factor protein in plasma using Surface Plasmon Resonance
Venkata Machha, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Hematology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

3:50–4:25 PM
Orthogonal methods to measure host cell proteins
Harini Aiyer, Ph.D., Sales Specialist, Imaging, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA

4:25–4:30 PM
Closing remarks
Ivana Simonovic, Biacore Sales Specialist, GE Healthcare, Marlborough, MA