University of Dundee

Trade Fair 2017

Wednesday 7th June 10 am - 4 pm

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee


The SLS Trade Fair is back for 2017! 

With over 50 suppliers attending this FREE event along with FREE raffle entry, FREE delegate bag and FREE seminars it is guaranteed to be a great day.

Register your FREE place or just turn up on the day.

Confirmed Suppliers:

Alpha Laboratories, Apollo Scientific, Beckman, Berthold, Bigneat, Bio-Rad, Bioscience, Bio-Techne, BMG LabTech, Brooks (FluidX), Bruker, Buchi, Carl Zeiss, Castium, Constant Systems, Eurofins, Eurogentec, Expedeon, Fisher, Formedium, Gilson UK, Huber, Infors, Integra Biosystems, Integrated DNA Technologies, Leica Microsystems, Licor, Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher), Malvern, Medline Scientific, Mettler Toledo (Anachem), New England Biolabs, Olympus, Pacific Biosciences, Perkin Elmer, Promega, Proteintech (PTGLabs), Roche, Sarstedt, Scientific Laboratory Supplies, Sigma Aldrich, StarLab, Stratech, Takara-Clontech, Thermo Fisher, Thistle Scientific, Tissue Solutions, Triple Red, UoD Procurement Team / Sustainability, Vacuubrand, VWR, Waters, WuXi AppTec.

Seminars from:

10.00-10.30 Shula Dawson, PhD Licor

Exploring the advantages of using near infra-red fluorescence for a wide range of applications including western blots, gels, plate based assays, tissue sections and in-vivo imaging.

10.45-11.15 Guillaume Freund, VWR International Ltd.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Transfection* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Presentation to highlight the basis of transfection, key parameters for optimal transfection of DNA and siRNA for both in vitro and in vivo process will be described.

11.30-12.00 Bob Johnson,

bScreen’ - ‘The Versatile Label-Free Reader For Biomolecular Interaction and Kinetic Analysis

An Explanation of the Background, Technology and Applications of the LB 991 ‘bScreen’ Label-Free Reader for Biomolecular Interaction and Kinetic Analysis.

12.30-13.00 Daniel Liber, PhD – Business Development Manager, Automation, Takara Bio

Complete Solutions for Single-Cell and Low-Input NGS

Takara Bio is the leading supplier of single-cell and low-input solutions for RNA-seq. The recent acquisitions of Rubicon Genomics and WaferGen BioSystems have expanded the offering into single-cell and low-input DNA processing as well as a complete platform for isolation, characterisation and processing of single-cells for genomics applications.

13.15-13.45 Lynesay McKay and David Harley , (Invitrogen) Thermo Fisher Scientific

Lynesay McKay – Technical Sales Specialist, Flow Cytometry

David Harley Technical Sales Specialist for flowcytometry reagents

A revolution in rare event analysis using flow cytometry followed by PrimeflowRNA: RNA and Protein at the single cell level by flow cytometry

Detection and analysis of rare populations using flow cytometry often presents some difficult challenges, everything from large amounts of data to reliable measurement accuracy due to long acquisition times. This presentation aims to address the considerations of rare event detection and describe our solution to overcoming some of these issues.

With Invitrogen™ PrimeFlow™ RNA Assay, researchers can now reveal the dynamics of RNA and protein expression simultaneously within millions of single cells. This novel assay employs fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with the power of branched DNA (bDNA) amplification technique for simultaneous detection of up to four RNA targets in combination with immunophenotyping for cell surface and intracellular proteins using fluorochrome-conjugated antibodies.

14.00-14.30 Dr Mark Aspinall-O'Dea, Sales Account Manager UK North, Stratech Scientific Ltd

Antibodies, Exosomes & Organelles… Flow Cytometry Tools for Everyone

Presentation to discuss a range of different tools that can be used with flow cytometry, how best to prepare controls, and look at specific areas of interest, from multiple labelling with secondary antibodies to tracking organelles and exosomes.

14.45-15.15 Dr Gemma Nicoll, MerckMillipore/ Sigma Aldrich

Duolink, Proximity Ligation Assay Technology

15:30-16:00 Dr Max Fritsch, NEB UK

PCR and qPCR Technologies from NEB


Image: Confocal micrograph image by Tom McWilliams (MRC-PPU, IG/MM labs) and Alan Prescott (CAST, CSI) of heart tissue section from the mito-QC mouse, recently described in McWilliams et al., (2016) JCB, 214(3), p333. Mitochondria are expressing eGFP and mCherry, mitochondria in lysosomes are quenched in the green but still fluoresce in the red. Nuclei are DAPI blue and lysosomes Alexa 647 antibody labelled, white.