APR 5, 2017

Protein Research Live

Prepare.  Purify.  Analyze.

What is Protein Research Live?

Protein Research Live is an interactive, educational virtual event showcasing techniques that impact and drive genome and protein research


This virtual event will allow you to explore a range of exciting Life Science research techniques and interact with a panel of experts, without the time and expense of traveling to a conference.


Join us live to learn more, featured techniques include: 

  • Genome research (including RNAi and CRISPR-Cas9)
  • Recombinant protein production
  • Protein purification
  • Protein detection, validation and quantitation
  • Label-free interaction analysis (SPR)


Why should you attend Protein Research Live?          

Protein Research Live is packed with educational and technical resources along with troubleshooting support to assist you with the everyday aspects of your preparation, purification and analysis.  This is an exciting new format from GE Life Sciences that allows you to explore the many current techniques being used in genome and protein research.


  • Take a seat in the auditorium  for plenary and keynote presentations
  • Visit our range of booths in the exhibition hall
  • Walk the scientific poster session
  • Raise your questions in our live web chats


Check out this video of our Scientific Chair, Paul Belcher, outlining his highlights in this, the inaugural Protein Research Live!


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Live Presentations

  • A workflow for CRISPR-Cas9 high throughput arrayed screening with synthetic crRNA, Presented by Louise Baskin
  • Optimizing homology-directed repair (HDR) results with CRISPR-Cas9, Presented by John Schiel

On-demand Presentations

  • Tips, hints and trouble shooting: optimization of your recombinant protein preparation workflow, Presented by Quangvu Nguyen
  • CRISPR-Cas9: From reagent selection to experimental optimization, Presented by James Goldmeyer
  • Getting started with siRNA: considerations and recommendations, Presented by Louise Baskin
  • CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with synthetic RNA - from start to finish, Presented by Louise Baskin


Live Presentations

  • New generation Size Exclusion Columns - what is in it for you?, Presented by Pia Liljedahl
  • Gaining quick insights in protein purification - compare results & integrate peaks, Presented by Lena Nyholm

On-demand Presentations

  • High throughput process development - optimizing a mAb chromatography polishing step, Presented by Peter Hagwall
  • How to combine protein purification techniques to optimize your results, Presented by Ake Danielsson
  • Tips for straight forward chromatography, Presented by Ake Danielsson


Live Presentations

  • Sense and Sensitivity: Screening and Characterization of fragment binders against WT GPCR drug targets using highly sensitive Biacore S200, Presented by Paul Belcher
  • SPR - heading the reagent revolution, Presented by Robyn Stoller

On-demand Presentations

  • Improve and optimize quantitative Western blotting, Presented by Karin Soderquist
  • Characterization of Biosimilars by SPR, Presented by Shashank Sunkara
  • SPR - Companion from bench to bedside, Presented by Markus Sack
  • Critical Analysis of Biosensor Data Sets - making sure your conclusions and values are believable, Presented by Joe Papalia

Live Chats

Attend a Live Booth Chat and Speak with our GE Experts


6:30-7:15am PT, 9:30-10:15am ET

AKTA Club Booth with experts; Jon Lundquist, Lars Anderson, Tuomo Frigard, Kistin Lenberg, and Jens Widehammar
Join the ÄKTA club web chat to discuss a range of protein purification issues with GE Healthcare’s R&D scientists


7:15-8:00am PT, 10:15-11:00am ET

Biacore Booth with experts; Anja Drescher, Paul Belcher, Michael B. Murphy, and Teresa Ferragamo
The Biacore applications team will be available throughout Protein Research Live and the dedicated webchat to discuss the world of label free interaction analysis.


8:15-9:00am PT, 11:15-12:00pm ET

Dharmacon Booth with experts; Crissy Paulson and Coby Cressall
Join the Dharmacon technical team to discuss key genomic technologies such as CRISPR and RNAi


9:15-10:00am PT, 12:15-1:00pm ET

AKTA Club Booth with experts; Jon Lundquist, Lars Anderson, Tuomo Frigard, Kistin Lenberg, and Jens Widehammar
Join the ÄKTA club web chat to discuss a range of protein purification issues with GE Healthcare’s R&D scientists


  • Louise Baskin
    Senior Product Manager, GE Healthcare
      The speaker is Louise Baskin, MS, senior product manager, GE Healthcare. Louise, who joined Dharmacon RNA Technologies in 2005, has led the development and commercial launch of multiple genome-wide siRNA and microRNA product lines. She is also responsible for developing and expanding the Dharmacon Edit-R Genome Engineering portfolio, which includes synthetic crRNA and lentiviral sgRNA, in addition to Cas9 nucleases in inducible or constitutive lentiviral vectors, DNA plasmid, mRNA, or protein formats. She works closely with a respected team of R&D scientists on innovative CRISPR-Cas9 tools and services. Louise earned a master's degree in molecular biology and genetics at Northwestern University.
    • Paul Belcher, PhD
      Functional Leader, Biacore at GE Healthcare
        Dr. Belcher is the Functional Leader, Biacore at GE Healthcare. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 2003. During his postdoctoral training, he worked under George Pettit at Arizona State University working on the first total synthesis of the natural product dolastatin 16, a potential cancer therapeutic. While at Arizona State, Paul established a label-free screening program for screening/characterization of large libraries of compounds to enable the development of synthetic probes to challenging targets. At GE his focus has been on the value of drug-target binding kinetics for investigating structure-activity relationships and drug efficacy. He also works on fragment-based lead discovery, interacting predominately with small molecule screening groups within academia and industry to implement and optimize label-free methods for drug discovery. He is a frequent speaker and has given over 500 lectures at conferences and pharma/biotech industry sites and Universities globally.
      • Marianne Carlsson
        Protein purification specialist at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Uppsala
          Marianne has three decades of protein purification experience at GE. She graduated from Umeå University in 1985 with a BSc in Biochemistry then pursued graduate studies. In 1986 Marianne joined Uppsala's Pharmacia LKB Biotechnology, which later became GE. After starting in quality control, Marianne worked for ten years as an R&D method and application specialist, developing chromatography media for both research and BioProcess customers. Marianne held different roles within the Nordic sales organization before joining the product marketing organization, where she has been for the last 15 years. In her current role as a product specialist she has developed and delivered technical protein purification presentations for customers. Marianne has also been involved in creating numerous support materials such as selection guides, apps, and other tools to help guide customers in their protein purification work.
        • Åke Danielsson, PhD
          Research Director, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Sweden
            Åke was born in 1953 in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated from Uppsala University with a M.Sc. in Chemistry / Biology in 1978. He obtained his Ph.D. in veterinary medical chemistry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in Uppsala, in 1982. He held a position as Research Associate at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences between 1982 and 1986, studying the molecular mechanisms of blood coagulation. He has published several papers on the interaction of the plasma protein inhibitor, antithrombin with heparin and coagulation enzymes. In 1987, Åke joined Pharmacia LKB Biotechnology, which later became GE, in Uppsala. Åke has held a number of different R&D positions in GE Healthcare Life Sciences, most recently as a Staff Scientist and now as Research Director. He has been involved in the development of a number of chromatography resins for protein separations and of the ÄKTATM chromatography systems product line.
          • James Goldmeyer, PhD
            Product Manager; Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare
              James Goldmeyer, PhD, Product Manager at Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare. James joined Dharmacon in 2009 and has lead the development and commercial launch of numerous genome-wide shRNA and gene-overexpression product lines. He also shares responsibility for, and is heavily involved in the development, of the Dharmacon Edit-R Dharmacon Gene Engineering portfolio; with emphasis on the vector-based products for lentiviral sgRNA and Cas9 nuclease expression. James works closely with an expert group of R&D scientists on innovative tools and services for gene modulation and engineering. James earned a doctorate degree in physiology and neurobiology at the University of Connecticut.
            • Peter Hagwall
              Product Manager Design, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
                Peter Hagwall has a scientific background in process analytical technologies and surface chemistry. For the last 5 years, Peter has been active as product manager for chromatography resins and focus on tools and methodologies for process development and characterization
              • Pia Liljedahl
                Global Product Manager, GE Life Sciences
                  Pia has a master degree as Civil Engineer in Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has been employed at GE Healthcare, Life Sciences for 16 years. The last nine years she has been the global product manager for GE's size exclusion chromatography (SEC) columns, responsible for the introduction of the new generation of agarose based SEC columns called "Increase".
                • Quangvu Nguyen
                  Product Manager - HyClone™ Cell Culture Research, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
                    QuangVu graduated from the University of Washington with a Chemistry degree and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Having over 10+ years in the biotech industry, he is responsible for HyClone's products in research.
                  • Lena Nyholm, PhD
                    Scientist, R&D department, GE Healthcare
                      Lena brings her background in both analytical chemistry and biochemistry to GE Healthcare where she has been employed for 16 years. For the last 5 years, Lena has been the product owner for UNICORN control software in the R&D department.
                    • Joe Papalia, PhD
                      Senior Scientist, Gilead Sciences, Inc
                        Dr. Papalia (Joe) received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He pursued biophysical studies for both his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Toronto. Both theses included work using various biophysical techniques including NMR and CD spectroscopy as well as well as X-ray crystallography. For his Post-Doctoral work, Joe moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to study with Dr. David Myszka, a pioneer in biosensor studies to follow-up on his main interest, the thermodynamics and kinetics of molecular interactions. During his time with Dr. Myszka, Joe worked on various projects including GPCRs as well as helping to coordinate several benchmark studies with participants from around the world. These studies helped establish various standards in the biosensor field. In time he was promoted to Staff Scientist at the University of Utah. Joe was subsequently recruited to the Bay Area by Dr. Scott Klakamp to work at Takeda San Francisco where he added to existing biosensors capabilities at Takeda and additionally, complemented his strength in biosensors with studies using KinExA technology. He was subsequently recruited by Gilead Sciences as a Senior Scientist to fulfil various roles including leading biosensor work in the Department of Biochemistry and serving on various core teams where he provides both biophysical insight and guidance.
                      • Markus Sack, MSc
                        Professor, RWTH Aachen University
                          Markus studied biology at the RWTH Aachen university and joined the group of Rainer Fischer in 1996, then at the department of botany headed by Prof. Kreuzaler where I earned my diploma in biology in 1998 and continued to work at the newly formed department of molecular biology headed by Prof. Fischer. The majority of assays developed were not kinetic assays, but rather the quantification and characterization of various quality attributes of recombinant produced proteins. For almost 20 years, Markus has been in charge of the SPR unit at the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology at the RWTH University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Aachen. Within this environment SPR is being applied everyday in basic and applied research, from small molecules to antibodies and viruses.
                        • John Schiel, Ph.D.
                          Research Scientist at Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare
                            John Schiel is a research scientist at Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare. He joined the R&D team at Dharmacon in 2014 and is actively involved in developing research tools within the gene modulation and genome editing fields of research which include RNA interference ( and CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering ( He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Colorado State University and his Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology at the University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus. John completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical School where he studied asymmetric cell division and centrosome maturation.
                          • Karin Soderquist
                            Global Product Manager, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
                              Karin did her thesis at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, at Karolinska Institutet, studying the effects of antioxidant proteins in cancer cell signaling. As one of the authors of "Western blotting - Principles and Methods" she is well familiar with the challenges of Western blotting.
                            • Robyn Stoller
                              Scientist, R&D Systems
                                Robyn joined Bio-Techne in 2011. She has been a Biosensor Specialist since 2015, performing assays to support existing products and driving new areas of research forward with a blend of biophysical approaches.
                              • Shashank Sunkara
                                Research Associate, Analytical Development department, Momenta Pharmaceuticals
                                  Shashank is a Research associate in the Analytical Development department in Momenta Pharmaceuticals. He completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore, India in C.M.R.I.T. and earned his Master's in Biotechnology from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. He has have worked on Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) methods to analyze binding affinity of various molecules in the development pipeline in Momenta pharmaceuticals. His work focuses on developing, optimizing and qualifying SPR methods to obtain highly reproducible, high through-put and robust methods in support of functional characterization of these molecules.

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