Have you heard about Thermo Fisher’s annual Gibco 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ virtual event? Now in its fifth year, 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ is the only major stem cell research event of its kind. On this day, the world will revolve around stem cells. We will be celebrating the many unique qualities and functionalities of stem cells for 24 action-packed hours, and we want you to join us! Regardless of your time zone, you will be able to partake in our virtual event. And while many of our presentations will be available on-demand, we have 24 amazing reasons why you should attend 24 Hours of Stem Cells live on November 9, 2017.
1. You always have the best seat in the house for viewing and listening to live talks
Trust us when we say, there will be no better place to be sitting than at your monitor. You will be front row and center for every speaker, keynote presentation, live chat, and virtual event, learning all there is to know about the latest in stem cell research.
2. Live chats – Ask our experienced stem cell scientists your questions on topics such as PSC culture, transfection, gene editing, and more
Speaking of best seat in the house, how about a seat right next to a stem cell scientist? With our scheduled live chats, you can talk to top specialists in the field of stem cell research and ask them all those stem cell questions you’ve been dying to know the answers to.
3. Free fidget spinners*
Need something to keep you occupied while waiting on your stem cells to differentiate? How about a free, that’s right, we said FREE, fidget spinner? This one-of-a-kind, limited edition Gibco StemFlex fidget spinner is available only to those who attend the Gibco 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ virtual event on November 9, 2017, so make sure to come and partake in our many live activities.
4. You can attend live sessions from anywhere, all day, IN your pajamas
No need to dress to impress; we encourage you to climb into your most comfortable clothes and find a cozy nook to enjoy 24 Hours of Stem Cells™. If it’s in casual jeans at the coffee shop, that’s okay. If it’s in your swimming suit at the beach, we’re okay with that too. If it’s in a bunny onesie in the middle of the desert, well… sure, we’ll just go with it.
5. Participate in live Q&A sessions with our keynote presenters
Bring all of your application-relevant questions to our live Q&A sessions and find out what our keynote presenters would recommend for your experiment. We encourage you to really pick their brains on all there is to know about stem cells during our live chats.
6. You can access the event from any device – phone, tablet, or computer
The convenience of our event knows no limits! Whether you access our event on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, wherever you receive an internet signal, you can access our live feed of the event on November 9th.
7. Live regionalized support for Japan and Korea
Our attendees in Japan and Korea can visit special booths in the 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ Exhibit Hall to receive localized/translated support. They can also access translated stem cell resources as well.
8. It’s a great reason to have a party
Now that Halloween is over, you might be wondering what the next big event is to celebrate. Surprise – it’s stem cells! You can plan a party to watch the 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ live event with all your colleagues. Gather together to watch presentations on your favorite stem cell topics, complete activities as a team – there’s almost too much fun to pack into one party.
9. Join Dr. Jun-An Chen to learn about the utilization of stem cells to crack motor neuron development and degeneration
Assistant research fellow, Dr. Jun-An Chen will be presenting his current progress of the characterization of MN-ncRNAs by gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies. Collectively, these results will provide critical information for ncRNAs function and will fill in the information on how ncRNAs mediate MN development in vivo.
10. Easier to ask questions specific to your application or workflow.
While it’s true many seminars offer the opportunity to ask questions at the end, but how many questions do they answer? Would you have the chance to ask your application-specific question? Each of our live chats will be one whole hour of discussion, where you can ask unique questions specific to your stem cell application or workflow, receive educated answers, and then discuss these answers with peers from around the world. You may even find the solution to that problem that’s had you in a conundrum for so long.
11. Connect with keynote presenter Helmuth Gehart on organoid technologies – from adult stem cells to miniature organs
Listen to Dr. Gehart discuss overcoming the inability to grow and study adult stem cells, and the many applications of the technology in disease modeling, pharmacological screening, regenerative medicine and cancer research. Don’t forget to bring your own application-specific questions regarding adult tissue stem cells!
12. No need to be shy if you have a hard time speaking in large groups.
We’ve all had that terrifying moment when you realize you’re standing in front of a huge crowd and you freeze up – your mind goes completely blank. Even the most accomplished speakers can get nervous in front of large groups. At the 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ virtual event, this is not an issue. There’s no need to worry about other attendees. Feel free to ask questions, discuss ideas, defend hypotheses, and more – all without fear or anxiety.
13. Connectivity – the opportunity to connect with over 1,000 other researchers live
If you’re looking to connect with new researchers in the stem cell research community – this is the place to be! Attendees from all over the world have already registered for the live event, and we’re planning on even more registrants. Sign up now and start getting to know your fellow researchers.
14. Extremely cost efficient.
There’s nowhere on earth that you will find a scientific event to attend more inexpensively and for more value than Thermo Fisher’s annual Gibco 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ virtual event – because it’s free! You don’t even have to pay for transportation. Just boot up your computer, connect to the internet and you’re there! Where else are you going to find such cost-efficient, live scientainment?
15. Hear from Alexander Meissner on mammalian DNA methylation landscapes and human cancers
Learn all about the canonical somatic DNA methylation landscape as well as the recent data that provide evidence for a developmental origin of the shared, erratic cancer methylome. Then, ask Dr. Meissner your own questions about the riveting subject.
16. Networking capabilities
By taking part in our activities, you can expand your research network, find potential collaborators from around the world, and enrich your perspective on a global context – all with just a few clicks of the mouse.
17. Visit the NEW career development center for career advice, educational opportunities and
This year, 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ is introducing a career development track that will provide you access to career advice. Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn™ profile, the building blocks of a well-crafted resume, and the power of an elevator pitch. You can also find career planning resources, virtual lab training, and handbooks in the NEW career development center.
18. Easier to gain an event certification and free t-shirt**
Earning your 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ event certification and free t-shirt is fun and now even easier than before. Just complete five simple – and edutaining – tasks, and you will become eligible for certification and a cool 24 Hours of Stem Cells™ t-shirt.
19. Free career advice like how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, build an elevator pitch, and plan for what’s next
Dr. Ania Wronski from Thermo Fisher Scientific will be providing advice on using LinkedIn for your job search, answer common questions and go over pitfalls. Additionally, Kevin McCormack will explain the key things you need to keep in mind when developing an “elevator pitch” that will win you friends, admirers, and maybe even funding!
20. Join keynote presenter Christine Mummery to find out more about using human PSCs to understand genetic cardiovascular disease and effects of drugs
HESCs and hiPS cells are areas of growing interest both for potential cell therapy and as a platform for drug discovery and toxicity. Christine Mummery will discuss her various methods of producing isogenic pairs of hiPSC lines in her keynote presentation. You can follow up her presentation with any questions you may have about your own experiences with hiPSC cells.
21. Sharpen your stem cell skills and expertise with virtual training
Back by popular demand, you can test your knowledge and sharpen your stem cell skills in one of our virtual training labs. Lab topics include pluripotent stem cell culture, basic cell culture, transfection, and protein expression.
22. Join the discussion with Nina Tandon and Ben Shepherd on realizing tissue engineering’s transformative potential
Dr. Nina Tandon and Dr. Ben Shepherd will discuss recent advances and current challenges for the successful development and application of human tissue for drug screening, tissue replacement and eventually organ replacement. Afterwards, you can propose your questions about this exciting new frontier of biotech.
23. Chat live with our staff about the latest offers from Thermo Fisher Scientific
Samples of StemFlex, B27 Plus, and Lipofectamine Stem will be available to all our attendees of the live event. Make sure you request samples of any or all of these innovative products from the Gibco brand.
24. Hundreds of stem cell specific resources including app notes, FAQs, and much more
Whether you’re new to the field or expanding into new areas, our Stem Cell Research Learning Center offers a plethora of information, education, and resources. We think you’ll really enjoy accessing our collection of scientific application notes, protocols, videos, webinars, publications, posters, and more for stem cell research.
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*No purchase necessary. This promotion is available only to attendees of 24 Hours of Stem Cells who attended the event on November 9, 2017. Qualifying attendees will receive a Gibco StemFlex fidget spinner. Qualifying attendees in China will receive a LED table lamp. Free fidget spinner or lamp is available to eligible participants no later than February 9, 2018 or until gift supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. The estimated value of the fidget spinner is $2.00 USD, and the estimated value of the lamp is $15.00 USD. One free gift per person. Healthcare professionals may not participate in this promotion. Government Officials may not participate in this promotion. The term Government Official includes anyone who acts in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government entity, department or agency. By registering, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a gift from Life Technologies. Offer void where prohibited, licensed or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.
**No purchase necessary. This promotion is available only to qualifying attendees of 24 Hours of Stem Cells who earned an event certification. Qualifying attendees will receive a t-shirt. Qualifying attendees in China will receive a LED table lamp. Free t-shirt or lamp is available to eligible participants who submit a request at thermofisher.com/24hrscertification no later than February 9, 2018 or until gift supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. The estimated value of the t-shirt is $12.00 USD, and the estimated value of the lamp is $15.00 USD. One free gift per person. Life Technologies will fulfill t-shirt size requests whenever possible, but reserves the right to substitute sizes if necessary. Healthcare professionals may not participate in this promotion. Government Officials may not participate in this promotion. The term Government Official includes anyone who acts in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government entity, department or agency. By registering, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a gift from Life Technologies. Offer void where prohibited, licensed or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.