At the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, most research labs were closed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After working from home for more than 2 months, labs slowly start to reopen. But, how do you make sure to adhere to all social distancing measures while using your time in the lab as efficiently as possible? Many lab managers and research technicians have tried to find the best way to set up the lab in order to let all scientists make a safe comeback. PhD-candidates and post-docs, on the other hand, have to find ways to use their time in the lab as efficiently as possible.
As part of the scientific community, we understand the challenges you might face while getting back to the lab under the ‘new normal’ conditions. To help out everyone who is trying to figure out how to maintain a safe distance in the lab, our application specialists would like to share their tips and tricks with you. In this 30-minute on-demand webinar, we will share common measures that are taken in labs worldwide to adhere to the social distancing measures. Next to this, we will discuss some tools to help you get the most out of the limited amount of time that you can spend in the lab now. Examples include tools to help you keep enough distance from colleagues, reserve equipment, and train students. Remote monitoring of cell cultures and experiments will also be addressed in the webinar.
Presented by: Inge Thijssen, PhD.
Field Application Engineer
Inge is a Field Application Engineer at CytoSMART with a background in life sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in soft tissue engineering and mechanobiology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her Ph.D. work focused on understanding the forces generated by fibroblasts in order to eventually optimize the design of tissue-engineered heart valves. As a Field Application Engineering, her role is to test our devices in the lab and work with R&D to keep optimizing and validating them, in order to fulfill the needs of life science researchers.