Regional User Group Symposium, October 29, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is full for this event.

Join local users for a day of technical presentations showing how Thermo Scientific™ high-content technology has helped accelerate their research. This is your chance to hear colleagues from both industry and academia explore a range of topics, including:

  • Axonal transport of mitochondria
  • Excitability changes in iPSC-derived ALS motor neurons
  • Investigating CNS cell biology in high-throughput analysis
  • Perspectives on cytometry in drug discover
  • A high-content exploration of autophagy

Take some time to network and learn how new Molecular Probes™ reagents are being used to facilitate drug discovery and phenotypic screening.

There is no charge for the symposium, but we would appreciate your preregistration so that we can plan for meals.


8:30–10:00 am
Registration and breakfast
10:00–12:30 pm Presentations
12:30–1:30 pm Catered lunch
1:30–5:00 pm Presentations and networking

Confirmed speakers

Investigating CNS cell biology using high-content screening
 —Melanie S. Brennan, PhD, Scientist I, Biogen Idec

Screening for pathways that regulate axonal transport of mitochondria
 —Evgeny Shlevkov, PhD, Research fellow, Harvard Medical School

Interrogating iPSC-derived ALS motor neuron excitability changes with high-throughput thallium flux and single cell GCAMP6 analysis
 —Roet Kasper, PhD, Team Lead for Human iPS derived neuron project, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Some perspectives on cytometry in drug discovery
 —David F. Gebhard, Sr. Principal Scientist, Primary Pharmacology Group, Pfizer Inc.

New reagents and perspectives for high-content analysis
 —Nick J Dolman PhD, Sr. Staff Scientist, Cellular Analysis R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mining cellular heterogeneity for mechanistic insights in phenotypic profiling and drug discovery
 —Albert Gough, Ph.D., Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Check back regularly for more details on the day’s presentations.

Hotel Information

This User Group Meeting will be held at the Hotel Marlowe, a boutique hotel near Boston, MA, on October 29, 2015

Location and parking

See maps and directions. Average taxi cost from Logan Airport to the hotel is $25–$30. The cross street is McGrath Highway.

Hotel parking rates: $20 to self-park; $33 to valet per night, with unlimited in-and-out privileges

Get more information about directions and parking.

Reservations: (800) 825-7140
Hotel: (617) 868-8000
Fax: (617) 868-8001

Overnight accommodation

Arrive on October 28 to join us for dinner and schedule hands-on time to explore the new CellInsight CX7 High-Content Analysis Platform. Contact Nick Radio to schedule.

Hotel accommodations are not covered with the event; attendees should book accommodations directly on the Hotel Marlowe website.

Contact information

For more information about the Regional User Group Symposium, help with special needs, or questions about the event, please contact Gina Janaszek at Gina.Janaszek@thermofisher.com or call (412) 770-2229.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is full for this event.

 High-content screening
 Stem cells