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Upcoming Events


September 21, 2017 - Noon to 1pm

"Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) Applications at ECU"
Presenter:Dr. Jack Pender
Director, Pharmaceutical Training and Laboratory Services
Department of Chemistry at ECU
Location:School of Dentistry 4th Floor Conference Room
Refreshments provided:RSVP to Kim Kew, kewk16@ecu.edu

June 20, 2017 - 11:30am-1:00pm

Seahorse XFe Technology Seminar - Open to all, no registration

"Measuring Metabolic Engines and Fuels with the Agilent Seahorse Xfe Analyzer"
Location:Brody Room 2W-38
Presenter:Eric Thelen, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Previous Workshops


2015 Summer Workshop Series at ECU Brody School of Medicine

"Tools for Molecular Cellular Analysis"

June 4 Workshop - Brody Room 2W40 - 9AM-4PM (Free Event)    View 6/4/15 Flyer (pdf)

Technical Workshop Presentations followed by hands-on demonstrations covering  LCM, Confocal & Flow Cytometry
Presentations by: Keynote Speaker - Kevin Janes, PhD, Biomedical Engineering,University of Virginia, Laser Capture Microdissection
Dr. Carl Bortner - Director, Flow Cytometry Center, NIEHS
Elizabeth Ables, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, ECU,  Confocal Lab

July 14 Seminar - Brody Bldg Room 2W-50 - 12PM-1PM    View 7/14/15 Flyer (pdf)

Presentation "Genomics in the era of BIG DATA"
Keith Keene, PhD
Departments of Biology & the Center for Health Disparities
East Carolina University

August 4 Seminar - Brody Building Room 2W-38 - 12PM-1PM    View 8/4/15 Flyer (pdf)

Presentation "Multiplexed Digital Quantification of Nucleic Acids without Sample Amplification"
Christine Hipsky, PhD
Field Application Scientist
Nanostring Technologies Inc., Seattle, WA

Confocal & Laser Capture Microscopy Workshop

June 3, 2014 - Confocal and ZEN Blue Software
June 4, 2014 - Laser Capture Microdissection
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Brody School of Medicine Room 2W-40A
East Carolina University

Sponsored by LaserTAG along with the NC Biotechnology Center and Carl Zeiss Microscopy.

Workshop will consist of presentations followed by hands on workshops in the afternoon. Elise Shumsky of Zeiss will focus on the use of ZEN Blue for making your images manuscript ready. Lucy Davis, from the Center for Advanced Forensic DNA will present information on the use of laser capture microscopy in crime investigations.


Laser Capture Workshop - October 3, 2013

The Laser Tag Intellectual Exchange Group, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC,and the NC Biotechnology Center hosted a Laser Capture Microscopy Conference in Triangle Park on October 3, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Hamner Center.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lance Liotta
Co-Director: Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at George Mason University
Dr. Liotta invented and patented technologies in the fields of diagnostics, immunoassays, microdissection (Laser Capture Microdissection), nanotechnology and proteomics that have been used to make broad discoveries in cancer biology and cancer therapy.

Workshop Sponsored By:

  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • LASER TAG Intellectual Exchange Group
  • East Carolina University
  • Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Inc.
  • QIAGEN Sample & Assay Technologies

Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal is installed and ready to use!!

Contact Barbara Muller-Borer, PhD for information regarding training.

Laser Capture Microdissection Core Laboratory is located in
Brody 3E-94
Zeiss Confocal Microscope and WES are located in
Brody 3S-08