Discovery and Impact Symposium Series

Discovery and Impact Symposium Series

The Discovery and Impact Symposium is a monthly series where University of Oregon and Thermo Fisher Scientific researchers will shed light on new understanding and innovations in the biosciences and their potential impact in the world. This series will increase scientific interactions between UO and Thermo Fisher, foster greater partnerships, and provide insights into technologies, materials, and techniques that could further each organizations’ mission to advance society and contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and safer world.

Stay tuned for information on the next seminar!

Previous Presentations

September 15, 2021:

Viewing the Morphological Wonderland made from a High-Resolution 3D Printing Technology

Presenter: Paul Dalton, Associate Professor, Knight Campus, University of Oregon

Practical Considerations in Mounting Media Selection to Optimize Fluorescence Microscopy Experiments

Presenter: Dan Cash, Senior Staff Scientist of Chemistry, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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paul dalton
dan cash

August 18, 2021:

Carbon Nanohoops as New Biological Imaging Tools

Presenter: Ramesh Jasti, Professor, Organic, Inorganic, Materials, and Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Oregon

Fluorescent Microsphere Calibration Standards Lead to Improved Flow Cytometry Analysis

Presenter: Yu-Zhong Zhang, Senior Staff Scientist of Chemistry, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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ramesh jasti
yu-zhong zhang

July 21, 2021:

Tales from the Crypt(s) – What lessons can we learn from mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease?

Presenter: Annie Zemper, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Oregon

Modern Nucleic Acid Dyes: Development, exploration, and application of a powerful interrogation motif

Presenter: Chris Vonnegut, Staff Scientist, Chemistry R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Annie Zemper
chris vonnegut

June 16, 2021:

Multiplexed Characterization of Protein Families with DropSynth Gene Synthesis and Broad Mutational Scanning

Presenter: Calin Plesa, Assistant Professor, Knight Campus, University of Oregon

Chemical Tools and Applications for Functional Proteomics

Presenter: John Rogers, R&D Director, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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calin plesa
john rogers

May 19, 2021:

Oocyte Meiotic Spindle Assembly and Polar Body Extrusion in C. Elegans

Presenter: Bruce Bowerman, Department Head and Professor of Biology, University of Oregon

Cell-based Assays to Functionally Characterize Immunotherapies

Presenter: Chris Langsdorf, Staff Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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bruce bowerman
chris langsdorf