Bruker webinar

Bring real, hands-on EPR experiments and teaching into your classroom!

In this seminar you will discover an ideal EPR teaching package that incorporates an easy-to-use spectrometer purpose-built to deliver a wide range of possible applications in the educational fields. A new dedicated EPR teaching package from the world leaders in EPR technology is revolutionizing the way students learn, interact and comprehend the normally abstract concepts. You are invited to join our 45-minute webinar and revisit EPR in the classroom. We'll explain how easy it is to bring hands-on teaching to a traditionally difficult subject, giving you the chance to rethink your curriculum, and give your students an exciting, interactive learning experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
This webinar took place on November 05th 2014

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Overview

As a company of scientists passionately creating innovative solutions for scientists, we recognize the importance of not only exposing students to a broad range of analytical techniques but also of teaching students the role each plays in chemical analysis. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is the leading method for the detection and study of materials with unpaired electrons and free radicals, with a wide range of application in areas such as structural biology, inorganic chemistry and material research. Though well established as a technique, it is often seen as difficult to understand and thus difficult to teach.
In this seminar you will discover an ideal EPR teaching package that incorporates an easy-to-use spectrometer purpose-built to deliver a wide range of possible applications in the educational fields. A suite of key, hands-on practical experiments, instructional guides, and an introduction to the basic theory of EPR spectroscopy, make it easy to formulate teaching in chemistry labs around the world. Join us as we demonstrate how easy it is to guide students through all the experiments without the need for prior EPR teaching experience.

What you will learn

You will receive an overview of our educational package and curricula for college and possibly high school students. During this free of charge webinar, participants will learn in detail what is included in the package and what teaching tools they can use to make the EPR spectroscopy easy and attractive.

We will focus on each experiment and with the aid of the teaching EPR Primer and Lab Practicum you will see how an EPR training course can be prepared easily and the students will be able to measure and evaluate their samples without the need of an extensive introduction. As the world leader in EPR technologies we applied our expertise, together with our understanding and experience with labs worldwide, to deliver a solution that educators want.

Who should attend?

Everybody working in the field of education and academia

  • University and high school teachers
  • Scientists learning basic EPR interpretation
  • Students considering a career in chemistry

Speakers

Dr. Kalina Ranguelova
Dr. Kalina Ranguelova
Senior EPR Applications Scientist, Bruker BioSpin
Dr. Kalina Ranguelova is an EPR Applications Scientist in Bruker BioSpin Corporation since 2011. She completed her Ph.D. at The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where she received a Ph.D. with research focused on inorganic copper complexes structure using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. After two research positions at CUNY and National Institute for Environmental Sciences where she studied free radical biology and EPR spin trapping as method for measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS), she joined Bruker and holds a role as Applications Scientist. Her current focus is detection and identification of free radicals in biological systems and pharmaceuticals using spin traps and spin probes. She has publications in journals like Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Free radical Biology and Medicine, etc. She has presented in many international meetings related to free radical research in biology and protein chemistry.
Dr. Ralph Weber
Dr. Ralph Weber
Senior EPR Applications Scientist, Bruker BioSpin
Dr. Ralph Weber started his scientific training at Brown University where he received a B.A in Chemistry and German Literature and Language. He continued his training at the University of Chicago, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry focusing on EPR and ENDOR studies of proteins and lanthanide complexes. Two postdoctoral positions followed. At Leiden University in the Netherlands he studied excited states of molecules using ODMR (Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance) and designed and constructed a high frequency pulse EPR spectrometer. At MIT he studied motional dynamics in lipids via solid state NMR and was one of the original project members to design and construct a DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) spectrometer incorporating a high power gyrotron. He joined Bruker 29 years ago in 1989. He is responsible for much of the documentation for EPR and also offers customer support for pulse, high frequency, and imaging applications. He is currently co-principal investigator on a five-year NIH grant to develop pre-clinical EPR imaging technology and to promote its use in the pharmaceutical industry.