Calorimetry and Collaboration
News Aug 16, 2016
Microcalorimetry enables detailed investigation of the interactions between and thermodynamics of molecules/biomolecules and is particularly widely used in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. The 2nd Annual European MicroCal meeting, co-organized by Malvern Instruments, Institut Pasteur and ARBRE European Molecular Biophysics Network will take place on the 26th-27th September 2016 at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. This will swiftly be followed by two US meetings: the first in San Diego, CA on October 18th 2016, and the second in Cambridge, MA on October 27th 2016. To attend one of these exciting events, submit a poster abstract or view the full agendas, please visit www.malvern.com/events
“The success of last year’s inaugural European meeting demonstrated the demand for practical information on how to best to apply microcalorimetry and maximize the value of the data gathered,” said Natalia Markova, Principal Scientist, Malvern Instruments. “This year we have an increased focus on best practices and data analysis, and on proven solutions that address traditional limitations to microcalorimetry and help users efficiently progress critical protein and biomolecular studies. We’re excited to welcome beginners and experts alike to Paris and to our meetings in the US, to share the latest advances in these powerful technologies.”
All three meetings promise in-depth insight into the latest developments and applications for both isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), as well as advice on best practice and advanced data analysis. They will include presentations from leading industry experts and academics on topics such as: the importance of orthogonality in biophysical characterization; advances in data interpretation; and the application of microcalorimetry to increasingly complex samples. Open to everyone with an interest in microcalorimetry, they provide a unique opportunity for networking, and for participation in dedicated practical workshops covering both DSC and ITC.
In recent years, the use of microcalorimetry techniques for the study of biomolecular thermal stability, biosimilarity, and protein higher order structure, as well as binding affinity and interactions, has grown significantly, resulting in an increase in demand for microcalorimeters that provide outstanding data quality along with real ease of use. Malvern’s MicroCal range of microcalorimeters has been designed to meet these needs so that even non-experts can interpret results with confidence, and all users are confident that their instruments provide gold standard data. Malvern MicroCal application scientists will be on hand at all three meetings to discuss the benefits this technology can bring and to answer all of your questions. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to discover the latest advances in microcalorimetry!