How and Why to Enter the Digital Laboratory

2020 & 2021 have shown us how important digital solutions have become to enable collaboration and to work remotely. With less access to the lab and your colleagues, the move to digital tools is even more important.

In this On Demand webinar you will be given an introduction to where the digital lab space can become a reality for you and how to begin your digital transformation.

We will cover the areas where digitization will improve your workflow and sample safety, giving you more time to focus on what is important. Your Science!

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the potential impact of the available digital solutions on your work and the benefits of "Going Digital" in the Lab
  • Considerations for starting and navigating through the transformation to a digital laboratory
  • Identification of starting points for your laboratory and areas where digitization will improve your workflow and sample safety

Date & Time: 

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5:30pm (CEST)


  • Stephen Dey. Head of Regional Segment Marketing, Eppendorf UK

Bio Speaker:

Science background and has been involved with digitalization project at Eppendorf for the last 5 years. He currently heads the European segment marketing team.

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Stephen Dey. Head of Regional Segment Marketing, Eppendorf UK

What keeps you from speeding up your PCR to the max?

We will discuss the background of speed in PCR cyclers, including technical specifications and materials. We will reveal the secret of ramp rates and go into the details of PCR optimization. Finally, we will explain the correct combination of cycler, consumable and reagent to get the maximum out of your PCR.

Your learnings:

  • Technical background of PCR cyclers
  • What is responsible for speed in your PCR experiment
  • The ideal combination for speeding up your PCR

Date & Time: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:00 PM (CEST), 60 minutes


  • Hanae König, Global Marketing Manager PCR & ThermoMixer, Eppendorf SE
  • Adam Waite, Product Manager for amplification reagents, Promega

Speaker Bio:

Hanae König, Global Marketing Manager PCR & ThermoMixer, Eppendorf SE
Hanae König studied biology, focusing on medical microbiology during her PhD. After starting with Eppendorf as an application specialist for PCR she took different positions in the company and currently enjoys coordinating the global marketing of PCR and mixer devices.

Adam Waite, Product Manager for amplification reagents, Promega
Adam Waite is the Product Manager for amplification reagents at Promega in Madison, WI. He studied biology with additional focus on biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shortly after, he joined Sigma-Aldrich (now MilliporeSigma) where he first supported and then managed the life science solvent product line. He completed his MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before transitioning to global management of MilliporeSigma’s bulk solvents portfolio. Since joining Promega in 2019, he has overseen the global expansion of Promega’s amplification reagents and continues to seek out solutions that improve researcher quality of life.

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Hanae König, Global Marketing Manager PCR & ThermoMixer, Eppendorf SE
Adam Waite, Product Manager for amplification reagents, Promega

Digitize your Sample Journey

The laboratory of today relies on digitization at every step of the experimental workflow. Though digitization offers more information, they cannot prevent failures alone because scientists need to react quickly to prevent issues, e.g. sample loss. Even the smallest change in temperature can affect the quality of a sample, so notification and monitoring systems are needed.

In this webinar, we will discuss fundamentals of prepping your lab to go digital in a strategic way with the focal point of ensuring "Sample Safety" and "Data Integrity". We will discuss healthy habits, and implementation game plans for a reliable sample storage process post choosing your leading system (ELN/LIMS/LES) of choice.

Date & Time: Monday, May 2, 2022, 5:00 PM (CEST)

Speaker: Zareh Zurabyan, Head of eLabNext, Eppendorf Group

Speaker Bio:
Zareh Zurabyan, a former biochemist researcher in the biofuels industry, has dedicated his young career to improving human health by systematically assisting research and development-based innovations to be successfully implementations in laboratories. Currently working as the Head of eLabNext Eppendorf Group. he has been responsible for growing and maintaining a consistent business growth of 200% year-after-year since the conception of his division that has accelerated management of research data. Zareh's focus on Digital Health, through Lab Digitization, product innovation, and building sustainable infrastructure for laboratories, has facilitated the efficient, compliant, and secure development of therapeutics as well as aided the healthcare system to improve human conditions.

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Zareh Zurabyan, Head of eLabNext, Eppendorf Group

Good culture for your cells - Best practices for preventing contamination

Contamination is an everyday challenge in cell culture labs. Undetected or ignored contamination endanger the reliability and reproducibility of experimental data. Are ethanol and antibiotics the best measures to prevent microbial contamination? Get to know the most effective methods to detect mycoplasma and to fight against the common types of contaminants. In this educational webinar you will learn how to recognize and identify different types of contaminants in cultivated cells. We will discuss how to apply aseptic techniques and preventive hygiene and give practical tips for preventing contamination by incorporating standard procedures into your daily culture practice.

Covered areas in the session:

  • Types and sources of contamination
  • Aseptic techniques and preventive hygiene
  • Best practices to keep your lab contamination-free

Date & Time: March, 31th, 8am PDT, 11am EDT, 4pm CET, 8.30pm IST, 11pm MYT (KL)/CST

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Wagener (Application Specialist Cell Handling)

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Jessica Wagener is Application Specialist focusing on Cell Handling at Eppendorf Headquarter in Hamburg, Germany. Entering a cell culture laboratory as a graduate student for the first time in 2006, she came to Eppendorf with 5+ years of experience in cell culture. After studying Biology at the Universities of Marburg and Düsseldorf, she investigated apoptosis mechanisms in different cell lines for her diploma thesis. Following one year as Research Associate working with primary cells she started to work towards her PhD with a focus on reproductive biology at the Medical School Essen. She joined Eppendorf in April 2012 shortly after completing her PhD in Biology.

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Jessica Wagener, PhD, Application Specialist Cell Handling, Eppendorf AG