Monitoring and Managing Cell Cultures webinar with Phacilitate Exchange

[WEBINAR] Goldilocks and the Three Cells: the Art of Monitoring and Managing Cell Cultures

A walk through the cell culture woods with Dr Derek C. Lenz, Beckman Coulter
The tale of Goldilocks is as timeless, informative and relevant to biopharma, as it is generally for society.

Specifically, as it pertains to culturing cells, lessons conveyed by this fairy tale are both obvious and subtle; media composition, ambient conditions and other key parameters must be maintained within specific ranges for production of robust cells and sub-cellular products.

However, optimising those very conditions serve to create a negative feedback loop, as the cells perturb the balance of healthy culture conditions through normal in vitro metabolic processes. In many cases, the negative variance can quickly become irreversible and fatal to the cell culture. Thus, accurate, repeatable and verifiable analytical instruments and processes are required to maintain an appropriate Biological Goldilocks Zone.

Join this webinar to discuss monitoring and managing cell cultures with Dr Derek C. Lenz.

Date: March 11th 2020
Time: 3:30pm GMT | 11:30am EST | 8:30am PST
How: register here

The webinar will be available on-demand so if you can't make the live session, register your details and we'll send you the recording.

Dr Derek C. Lenz, Biopharma Specialist, Beckman CoulterDr Derek C. Lenz currently serves as a biopharma specialist at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, where he assists with implementing the innovative, automated analytical solutions provided by Beckman Coulter to application workflows critical in the research and application of biopharma solutions to life science endeavours.
Prior to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Derek spent eight years at Mettler Toledo, initially as an analytical instrument specialist for the Midwest and later as a biopharma specialist, supporting operations in North America and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Product Manager for Accuri Cytometers. Dr Lenz has also held faculty positions at several different universities and colleges, where he taught a range of biological and medical courses and managed research grants and projects, with a number of scientific observations published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Lenz holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He earned his doctorate in Immunology, Microbiology & Virology under Dr Robert Swanborg at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, and he completed Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Immunology both at Wayne State University under Dr Swanborg and under Dr Jonathan Sprent at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. 

Published Research:
  1. Lenz, D.C., Kurz, S.K., Lemmens, E., Schoenberger, S.P., Sprent, J., Oldstone, M.B.A., and Homann, D. Interleukin-7 Regulates Homeostasis of Antviral CD4+ T Cell Memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2004, 101(25):9357-9362.
  2. Lenz, D.C., Lu, L., Conant, S.B., Wolf, N.A., Gérard, H.C., Whittum-Hudson, J.A., Hudson A.P., and Swanborg, R.H. A Chlamydia pneumoniae-Specific Peptide Induces Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Rats. The Journal of Immunology, 2001, 167:1803-180.
  3. Lenz, D.C., Wolf, N.A., and Swanborg, R.H. Parental genes do not codominantly confer susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in F1 rats. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 2001, 114:181-187.
  4. Lenz, D.C. and Swanborg, R.H. Suppressor cells in demyelinating diseases: a new paradigm for the new millennium. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 1999, 100:53-57. 
  5. Lenz, D.C., Wolf, N.A., and Swanborg, R.H. Strain Variation in Autoimmunity: Attempted Tolerization of DA Rats Results in the Induction of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. The Journal of Immunology, 1999, 163:1763-1768.