You can now also collect your epPoints codes via the Eppendorf App!
In the Eppendorf App, you can now enter epPoints codes manually or scan the printed QR code. At the push of a button, the camera of your mobile device opens and you can scan the QR code. This process can be repeated quickly and easily, thus facilitating the collection of epPoints.
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To download the app, visit: www.eppendorf.com/app
The second issue of Off the Bench, the LifeScienceStyle Magazine by Eppendorf, is here.
The second issue of Off the Bench, the LifeScienceStyle Magazine by Eppendorf, is here. Our new title story features the Spanish biochemist Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, who researches the connection between DNA damage, replicative cellular stress and the development of cancer at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Further topics in this issue include a critical look at the genome editing process CRISPR as well as the global extinction of red algae species, the source of the gelling agent agar-agar. This issue’s travel destination is the Swiss metropolis of Geneva, host to this year’s trade fair ESHRE of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held in early July. Lastly, with the kind permission of the journal Science, author Jeffrey J. McDonnell explains what authors of scientific publications may learn from Hollywood directors.
“After the many positive responses to our inaugural issue, we are very pleased to once again offer our readers valuable insights for their daily work routine with this new issue”, states Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO of the Eppendorf AG.
All magazine content is also available online at www.eppendorf.com/OTB.
Do you spin tubes as well as plates in your laboratory? Are you tired of switching between different rotors or rotor buckets?
Then it’s time to look forward to the new refrigerated Centrifuge 5920 R. It offers exceptionally high capacity and, thanks to practical universal swing-bucket rotors, a considerable gain in convenience (p. 4–5).
Do you work with cell culture? Our new Cell Handling online portal provides you bundled expert knowledge on the topics of contamination, identity, and reproducibility – researched in depth by the Eppendorf cell experts.
Enjoy reading these and more articles as well as product news and detailed Application Notes in the new edition of Eppendorf BioNews!
Never miss a BioNews edition!
Since 1993, Eppendorf BioNews has been widely regarded as a highly popular source of information for researchers and scientific personnel. Browse the latest edition online at www.eppendorf.com/bionews, or subscribe to BioNews free of charge in order to receive your personal printed issue fresh off the press twice a year!
Eppendorf and the journal Science are now accepting applications for the 2017 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.
The annual international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded to young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply by June 15, 2017. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. The award includes a prize money of US$25,000 for the winner.
The 2016 prize was won by the Israeli-American scientist Gilad Evrony, M.D., Ph.D. from Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA) for his work on developing technologies to sequence and analyze the genomes of single cells from the human brain. Gilad Evrony’s research has revealed a diversity of mutations in neuronal genomes indicating that every neuron in the brain carries a unique fingerprint of somatic mutations. Such mutations can cause focal brain malformations and may have a role in other unsolved neurologic diseases. The technology also allows, for the first time, reconstruction of develop-mental lineage trees in the human brain to study how cells proliferate and migrate to build the brain.
For more about the prize and film interview with Gilad Evrony, go to www.eppendorf.com/prize.
Join our free Eppendorf webinar on November 29, 2016!
Think back to the last time you were frustrated by non-reproducible results of your experiment. Despite careful review of all variables – including the pipetting system used in the experiment – did the cause of the problem remain a mystery?
In many cases the assumption is made that the pipetting system, consisting of pipette and pipette tips, cannot be a source of error as long as the tip fits the pipette. However, even if this is the case, this does not speak to the precision and accuracy of the pipetting result. The international standard ISO 8655:2002 considers pipettes and pipette tips as a system. With good reason!
In this webinar we will show the results of our comprehensive study about tip quality in system with the pipette. At the end of this webinar you will have an overview of several influencing factors impairing your pipetting results when using pipettes and tips. We found that in the same way that only the tip of an iceberg can be seen above water level, a number of other problems with pipette tips rather stay unknown.
Tuesday November 29th 2016, 4:00 p.m. CEST
Dr. Ulrike Gast
Field Application Specialist, Liquid Handling
Information and entertainment on life in the laboratory. New issues twice a year.
The new Eppendorf LifeScienceStyle Magazine “Off the Bench” will be published twice a year with a varied mix of informative and entertaining topics that focus on life in the laboratory.
This new magazine joins BioNews, the science- and application-oriented magazine from Eppendorf that has been published twice yearly since 1993. “Off the Bench”, in contrast, will focus on the topic of laboratory lifestyles. In addition to interviews with personalities from science and research, the magazine offers readers a wealth of tips, information and links – such as visitor information on the city in which the next big life science trade fair will take place.
“We want to use ‘Off the Bench’ to offer readers something new – a view beyond the horizon with well-researched, entertaining articles. In the process, our goal is to create further added value for our customers and make it possible to experience our claim of being the expert and advisor in the life sciences,” says Dr. Oliver Franz, Vice President Branding and Group Communication of Eppendorf AG.
Among other things, the first issue of “Off the Bench” will acquaint readers with the work of the cell biologist Tim Gilberger and his battle against malaria. In addition, we join chef J. Kenji López-Alt in his kitchen as he creates dishes with scientific precision and sheds new light on a number of long-held cooking myths.
You can order “Off the Bench” free of charge from email@example.com or subscribe to it online at corporate.eppendorf.com/en/news-media/newsletter-magazines. The magazine’s contents are also available on the Web at www.eppendorf.com/OTB.
Israeli-American Scientist Wins 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize
The Israeli-American scientist Gilad Evrony, M.D., Ph.D. has won the 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology for his work on developing technologies to sequence and analyse the genomes of single cells from the human brain.
For more information about Dr. Evrony and the Prize, visit www.eppendorf.com/prize.
Call for entries!
Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2017: Call for entries!
Until 15 January 2017, young researchers not older than 35 years with an advanced degree who are performing biomedical research in Europe are invited to apply for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators.
Eppendorf BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f single-use fermentors convince in DECHEMA® kLa performance study.
The performance of the BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f Single-Use Vessels is highlighted in an external report, which was recently published by the DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology).
A sufficient supply of oxygen is crucial for aerobic bioprocesses. To help the users to objectively compare the performance of bioreactors in terms of oxygen transfer, the DECHEMA expert group on “Single-Use technology in biopharmaceutical manufacturing” developed a standard operating procedure for measurement of the volumetric mass transfer coefficient (kLa), and using this protocol, different manufacturers experimentally determined the kLa values of their single-use fermentors. With kLa values > 500 h-1 the Eppendorf BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f Single-Use Vessels outperformed the other lab-scale fermentors tested.
Microinjecting CRISPR: Options and key considerations for creating transgenic animal models
CRISPR is revolutionizing the life sciences. Genome editing using RNA-programmable nucleases opens up a wealth of experimental options. At the same time, it makes creating new cell and animal models faster, easier and cheaper than in the past. Consequently, researchers in areas as diverse as cell/developmental biology, genetics or clinical research are turning to CRISPR as their method of choice.
In this webinar, we will present experimental approaches and real-life examples for creating transgenic animal models using CRISPR. We will provide practical tips and recommendations with a focus on the mouse as the model organism. In addition, we will highlight key considerations for choosing the right micromanipulation instrumentation.
Webinar Date & Time:
Thursday June 30th 2016, 5 p.m. CEST
Dr. Ben Davies, Transgenic Core Head and Group Head/PI, University of Oxford
Dr. Rudolf Walczak, Global Product Manager Cell and Liquid Handling, Eppendorf AG