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October 8th User Meeting: Advanced Topics in Light Scattering
October 9th Workshop: Light Scattering Characterization

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Light Scattering User Meetings

Wyatt's regional user meetings are a great opportunity to meet and interact with other scientists who utilize Wyatt light scattering instruments. Learn how your colleagues approach biophysical characterization, pick up some tips and tricks on method development, and spend some quality time with Wyatt staff. Registration is free for this event.

Light Scattering Workshop

New to light scattering? Wondering how light scattering works and how it’s applied? Wyatt's regional light scattering workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn the “basics” of light scattering and see live demonstrations of Wyatt instruments. Learn the limits and capabilities of light scattering and how these methods can complement your existing suite of tools. Registration is free for this event.

Date: October 8, 2019: User Meeting: Advanced Topics in Light Scattering
Date: October 9, 2019: Workshop: Light Scattering Characterization
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2L2, Canada

Who should attend:
  • User Meeting: Active users of Wyatt light scattering instruments seeking to engage with regional colleagues around similar analytical challenges, and to learn more about advanced topics related to Wyatt instruments and software.

  • Workshop: Anyone interested in learning more about light scattering and its manifold applications to biomolecular, polymer and nanoparticle characterization. Note that space is limited for these events, please register early.
User Meetings: What’s covered:

This meeting will address several advanced topics presented by Wyatt scientists. Topics change from meeting to meeting, and may include:

  • Protein Conjugate Analysis
  • Co-polymer Analysis
  • ASTRA 7 Models: Zimm, Berry, or Debye
  • The Shape Factor applied to biomolecular and NP characterization
  • How to measure molar mass with the DynaPro Plate Reader
  • Analysis of Polymer branching
  • ASTRA and DYNAMICS SQL Database: Not just for 21CFR11
  • Determination of size, size distributions of nanoparticles
  • Formulation and stability of biotherapeutics
  • Characterizing vaccines, viruses and VLPs
  • Detection and quantification of aggregates, large and small
  • Analyzing biomolecular interactions

What’s not covered: Theoretical concepts underpinning the light scattering toolkit, including: SEC-MALS, FFF-MALS, CG-MALS, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic Light Scattering are covered in the Wyatt Light Scattering Workshop that accompanies the user meeting.

Workshops: What’s covered:

The workshop will cover the basic theory of light scattering and related methods, followed by a series of workshops incorporating Wyatt instruments and software. Topics include:

  • The Light Scattering Toolbox Theory:
    • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
    • Phase Analysis Light Scattering (PALS)
    • Multi-angle Light Scattering (MALS)
    • Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation (AF4)
    • Intrinsic Viscometry; and others
  • Work Stations may include:
    • High Throughput Automated DLS/SLS (DynaPro Plate Reader)
    • Batch DLS, SLS, and Zeta Potential (NanoStar, Mobius)
    • SEC-UV-MALS-RI (DAWN, Optilab)
    • SEC-MALS-RI-IV (DAWN, ViscoStar, Optilab)
    • AF4 (Eclipse)
    • CG-MALS (Calypso)

    Registration is free. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

    User Meeting Registration

    October 2018 User Meeting was held in Toronto, ON

    Toronto 2018 Meeting Agenda

    • Vitor Serrão, Ph.D., Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
      “Supramolecular Complexes Purification: How to Use Light Scattering for Big Complexes at Low-Concentrations”


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    Wyatt Technology is the recognized leader in light scattering instrumentation and software for determining the absolute molar mass, size, charge and interactions of macromolecules and nanoparticles in solution.

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