Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2016: Call for Entries!
Eppendorf and the “Science” journal are now accepting applications for the 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. This annual international research prize of US$25,000 is awarded to young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply by June 15, 2016. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern.
In 2015, Japanese scientist Shigeki Watanabe, Ph.D. from John Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), has won this prestigious international award. He has developed two novel techniques in electron microscopy that allow for the visualization of protein and membrane dynamics at synapses with millisecond temporal resolution.
You can find an interview with Shigeki Watanabe and more details about the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2016 at www.eppendorf.com/prize.
New Centrifuge 5920 R - More Capacity
Centrifuge 5920 R delivers extraordinary high capacity in a very compact and ergonomic product design. It has similar dimensions as competing refrigerated 3 Liter models and yet features a superior capacity of up to 4 x 1,000 mL; thus making it the ideal instrument for high-throughput applications. It features a powerful state-of-the-art refrigeration system with advanced temperature management to keep your samples safe.
How do cells keep their balance?
The mission of Eppendorf Award 2015 winner Thomas Wollert (Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany) is to reveal the molecular mechanisms of autophagy. See the highlights from Reinhard Jahn’s laudatio and Thomas Wollert’s presentation.
Visit www.eppendorf.com/award to watch the video from the Eppendorf Award ceremony.
BioNews No. 44: How pipette tips influence assay results
The international standard ISO 8655:2002 recommends the use of pipettes and tips by the same manufacturer. In a study conducted by Eppendorf with standard tips from 15 different manufacturers this recommendation proved to be true. The study results showed a dramatic influence of the tip on the pipetting results.
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Thomas Bachmann is new Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group
Thomas Bachmann became Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group on August 1, 2015. Following the departure of Eppendorf's previous CEO, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Detmar Ammermann, had exercised the function of Spokesman of the Management Board on an interim basis in addition to his responsibilities as CFO.
Bachmann, who has been a member of the Eppendorf Supervisory Board since 2013, came to Eppendorf from his position as President of the Bruker BioSpin Group. He has been active in the life science sector since 2005, when he took on the overall management of the globally active Tecan Group, which is headquartered in Switzerland.
"We are very pleased that we have been able to win Thomas Bachmann as our Chief Executive Officer," said Klaus Fink, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Eppendorf Group. "He has demonstrated his expertise and his strategic foresight in many ways during more than 25 years of experience in international management positions."
Bachmann explains: "Eppendorf is an innovative, customer-oriented company with a strong, well-known brand and a global orientation, and it succeeds again and again in making important contributions to analytic, medical, diagnostic and life science laboratories. I am looking forward to working with Eppendorf's very competent and committed global management to develop the company sustainably and successfully in the years to come."
Eppendorf BioNews No. 43 out now!
The latest edition of our printed newsletter features interesting product innovations: the BioFlo® 320, a flexible solution for process control in cell culture and fermentation, two handy HeatSealers for reliable sealing of different plate formats, our CryoCube® ultra-low temperature freezers as well as the Eppendorf Cell Imaging Consumables for efficient cell growth and precise fluorescence analysis.
Furthermore, you will find Application Notes, news, tips, and our popular prize competition!
Photometry made easy
Participate in the knowledge of Eppendorf´s R&D team and get the answers to the seven most frequently asked questions about photometry.
The second question is: "How are sample specific extinction factors used to calculate concentrations based on Beer-Lambert's Law?"
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Every month Eppendorf will provide an additional video, answering a new question.
DASGIP® Control is now DASware® control 5
The updated graphical user interface of DASware control 5 provides intuitive process views, user-defined functions, and configurable charts. Thanks to a new database and core architecture users benefit from faster loading times even with big datasets. Proven functionalities of current DASGIP Control have been improved, such as parallel calibration procedures, comprehensive recipe management, and the seamless integration of offline analytical data. Flexible setpoint profiles enable process automation.
The parallel design of the software facilitates implementation of Quality by Design approaches and accelerates process development. With DASware control 5, researchers and process engineers in both cell culture and microbiology can operate up to 16 benchtop bioreactors in parallel, with each vessel and process parameter individually monitored and controlled. Using the Eppendorf DASbox® Mini Bioreactor System, a single process computer can manage up to 24 bioreactors.