40 Years of Asking global virtual event: now on demand

Our 40th anniversary event brought together scientists from all around the world, and now you can watch all of the sessions on demand.

Access inspiring keynotes, thought provoking presentations, career development workshops and more.

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40 scientists, 40 years of breakthroughs

Throughout 2022, we’re talking to scientists from all over the world who have used our solutions to lay the groundwork for their history-defining breakthroughs, as well as the rising stars who are pushing the boundaries and tackling some of the most important unanswered questions facing genomics, today and into the future.

As an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Quinton Smith takes a unique approach to his study of stem cells. His research into better understanding the structure-function relationships of cells to their environments has broad implications for treating many medical conditions, including end-stage liver disease.

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Featured interviews

Gúbio Soares

Federal University of Bahia

The first scientist to identify the Zika virus in Brazil, Gúbio Soares discusses his journey to the forefront of virology in his home country.

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Ulrich Broeckel, MD

Founder and CEO
RPRD Diagnostics, LLC

Dr. Broeckel shares his vision for the future of pharmacogenetics, and how its integration with precision medicine approaches can impact clinical care.

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Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Associate Director
Pitt/UPMC Institute of Precision Medicine

Learn how microarray technologies enable Philip Empey perform broad based genotyping, in an effort to understand more about drug variability.

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Joanna Williams, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Otago

Professor Joanna Williams' lab hopes to identify early markers of Alzheimer's disease using TaqMan microfluidic arrays.

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Derek McMahon, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Derek explains how bitter compounds have the potential to act as therapies for multiple diseases, including cancer.

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Amy Coslik

Animal Projects Coordinator
Fort Worth Zoo

Learn how Amy Coslik is working with Thermo Fisher Scientific to help protect the health and safety of the elephants living at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Gregory O’Corry Crowe, PhD

Research Professor
Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institute, FAU

Professor O’Corry Crowe discusses how his team uses capillary electrophoresis techniques to tackle Arctic mammal conservation.

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Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

As leader of the MADCaP Network, Timothy Rebbeck uses custom Axiom Genotyping Solutions to address outcome disparities for prostate cancer.

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Download a timeline of how Applied Biosystems technologies have supported history-defining breakthroughs over the past four decades.

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40 years of superior service and support

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we know our Applied Biosystems instruments down to every detail. And our scientists understand your science. We’ve been at it for 40 years, and we’ll continue to be there every step of the way, partnering with you from breakthrough to discovery. Keep working wonders. We’ve got your back.

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