Webinars

Our webinars provide in-depth training and education on a range of topics related to scientific and laboratory equipment. Led by industry experts and experienced professionals, these webinars cover everything from basic instrument operation to advanced techniques and applications. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge, improve your skills, or stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies, our webinars are an excellent resource.

The following list provides a summary of past and upcoming educational webinars about our product offerings and services, which are hosted by Lasec® or one of our partners. Click on the links below to view descriptions of the webinars, register for upcoming webinars, or watch a FREE on-demand webinar.

Upcoming Webinars by Lasec®

Join our upcoming webinars to stay at the forefront of scientific advancements. Hosted by Lasec®, these sessions offer insights into the latest laboratory techniques and trends, presented by experienced professionals in the field. Gain practical knowledge to enhance your research and operational efficiency.

We're always adding new content! There are currently no upcoming webinars scheduled. Be sure to check back frequently to see what exciting topics we have coming up next. In the meantime, browse our library of upcoming webinars by our partners or past webinars on various scientific and laboratory equipment topics.
Upcoming Webinars by Our Partners

Our partners, leaders in their respective scientific fields, also host webinars that complement our offerings. These sessions provide additional perspectives on a broad range of topics, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of current scientific challenges and innovations.

Exploring the Microbiome: Don Whitley Scientific Webinar Series

We're excited to announce the launch of 'Exploring the Microbiome,' a new webinar series presented by our partner, Don Whitley Scientific. Each session, lasting only 30 minutes, is a chance to catch up on the latest advancements in microbiome research. Understanding the constraints of busy schedules, Don Whitley Scientific has designed these webinars to be concise, yet rich in content. 

Don Whitley Scientific continues their series with a talk from Dr. Nissan Yissachar, Principal Investigator, The Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-ilan University, Israel. His talk is titled "Thinking outside the mouse: ex-vivo dissections of host-microbiome cross-talks." Dr. Yissachar uses a Whitley A35 Workstation for his research into the gut microbiome and will discuss his current work.

Bio: Dr. Nissan Yissachar is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Bar-Ilan University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in systems immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He then moved to Harvard Medical School for a second postdoctoral research in the lab of Profs. Christophe Benoist and Diane Mathis, where he developed a novel gut organ culture system. This unique approach led him to discover that the enteric nervous system mediates intestinal microbe-immune interactions. His research focuses on host-microbiome interactions and their impact on immune system function in health and disease.

The webinar is free to attend, and Don Whitley Scientific will post the recording on their website within a week of the online event and send an email to everyone that signed up with the link below.

Foot-and-mouth Disease: Epidemiology, Diagnostic Strategies and Post-vaccination Monitoring by IDVet

Join our partner, IDvet, for a comprehensive webinar on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Date: Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
Time:
2:30 PM, Johannesburg Time (SAST)

This informative session will cover:

  • In-depth look at FMD: Understand the pathogen, disease characteristics, and its impact.
  • Global FMD Landscape: Get the latest news and updates on the current situation worldwide.
  • Effective Management Strategies: Learn about action plans, vaccination programmes, and crucial post-vaccination monitoring. 
  • IDvet's Diagnostic Solutions: Discover IDvet's extensive ELISA range for accurate FMD diagnosis.

Whether you're a veterinarian, livestock producer, or anyone with a stake in animal health, this webinar is for you! Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into FMD prevention, control, and diagnosis.

On-Demand Webinars by Lasec®

Our on-demand webinars allow you to access previous sessions hosted by Lasec® at your convenience. Watch anytime, anywhere! These recordings cover various subjects, from product demonstrations to in-depth analysis of scientific methodologies, providing a resource for continuous learning.

Introduction to Bio-Plex Technology Webinar

Bio-Plex Technology for Researchers: An On-Demand Webinar

This video provides an introduction to Bio-Plex technology, a valuable tool for researchers in the life sciences. Bio-Rad, a leading contributor to the field, presents the webinar in conjunction with Lasec®.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Advantages of Bio-Plex technology compared to ELISA methods.
  • Functionality of Bio-Plex Manager Software and available assays.
  • Practical guidance for using Bio-Plex technology effectively.
  • Best practices to ensure reliable results in your experiments.

Speaker: Kris Janse (MSc), Bio-Rad Business Development Manager for Proteomics

Intended audience: Researchers and laboratory professionals interested in proteomics and multiplex assays.

Watch this video to:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of Bio-Plex technology.
  • Explore how Bio-Plex can benefit your research compared to traditional methods.
  • Learn valuable tips for implementing Bio-Plex in your lab.

Whether you're new to Bio-Plex or an existing user looking to expand your knowledge, this webinar is for you!

From Microbes to Metagenomes: Simplifying Genomic Pathogen Surveillance with Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Explore the application of Oxford Nanopore Technologies in pathogen sequencing and its role in streamlining genomic research.

This webinar recording is ideal for researchers of all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The advantages of using Oxford Nanopore Technologies for pathogen sequencing
  • How this technology simplifies genomic research workflows
  • Specific applications of Oxford Nanopore Technologies in pathogen surveillance

Speaker:

Charles Kayuki, Field Application Scientist at Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Whether you're looking to gain a foundational understanding of Oxford Nanopore Technologies or refine your existing knowledge, this webinar recording provides valuable insights.

This on-demand webinar, in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore Technologies, delves into the transformative power of Oxford Nanopore Technologies’ innovative sequencing technologies in driving genomic studies in East and West Africa.

Highlights of the webinar:

  • Discover how Oxford Nanopore Technologies is bridging the gap in sequencing technologies in Africa, paving the way for groundbreaking research and healthcare advancements.
  • Explore how the Lasec® Group and Oxford Nanopore Technologies are collaborating to empower African scientists, researchers, and healthcare professionals.

Who should watch:

  • Anyone conducting genomic research in East and West Africa
  • Scientists seeking to expand their genomic research capabilities
  • Healthcare professionals interested in adopting cutting-edge sequencing technologies
  • Anyone passionate about the advancement of genomics in Africa

Speakers: Alannah Theron,  Application Specialist at Lasec® and Osman Tariq, MBA, Sales Director, MEAI from Oxford Nanopore Technologies

If you’d like to know the answers to the following liquid handling questions, this is the webinar for you!

  1. How do I know I am using the right tools for my application? We share our “tips” for choosing the right tip as well as how to decide between air displacement and positive displacement pipettes.
  2. Am I pipetting correctly? We give a practical demonstration of the correct pipetting technique to ensure accuracy and precision while avoiding repetitive strain injury.
  3. How can I avoid costly repairs on my pipettes? We let you in on some “inside information” for the basic care and maintenance of pipettes.
  4. Are there any liquid handling options that reduce the potential for human error? We introduce the automated liquid handling solutions available from Gilson®.
Is your laboratory free from microbiological contamination? A wide range of processes in research and various industries require a biological safety cabinet (BSC). A BSC is vital for any laboratory requiring safe working areas for the user, free from microbiological contamination. In this webinar, we discuss the various types of BSC's, tips for working safely in your BSC, certification as well as key standards applicable to BSC.
On-Demand Webinars by Our Partners

Similarly, our partners’ on-demand webinars are available for those who wish to explore a wider array of topics at their own pace. These sessions serve as an extension of our commitment to education and knowledge sharing within the scientific community.

Knowledge Exchange hosted by Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore sequencing enables accurate, real-time detection of modifications in DNA and RNA without the need for chemical or enzymatic alterations. Nanopore methylation detection seamlessly integrates with native DNA or RNA sequencing, eliminating the necessity for additional library preparation. Oxford Nanopore Technologies' basecaller, Dorado, accurately calls bases and modifications simultaneously, simplifying the workflow. For interpretation, they offer Modkit, a tool for processing modification BAM files and generating summary statistics. This streamlined analysis workflow answers key questions in epigenetics and broader biological inquiries.

In this knowledge exchange, Oxford Nanopore Technologies discussed how to achieve accurate real-time detection of modifications in DNA and RNA and the relevance of these modifications in human disease mechanisms.

The talk is now available on demand, so you can catch up whenever it suits you or share it with a colleague.

Exploring the Microbiome: Don Whitley Scientific Webinar Series

We're excited to announce the launch of 'Exploring the Microbiome,' a new webinar series presented by our partner, Don Whitley Scientific. Each session, lasting only 30 minutes, is a chance to catch up on the latest advancements in microbiome research. Understanding the constraints of busy schedules, Don Whitley Scientific has designed these webinars to be concise, yet rich in content. 

The first session featured Dr. Markus Geuking, who shed light on the “genetic manipulation of anaerobe commensal bacteria for gnotobiotic mouse experiments.”  Dr. Markus Geuking is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary, Canada. View the live discussion and Q&A on demand at the link below.

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