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Tools for social distancing in the lab


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 understands 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 45-minute 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.

Inge Thijssen, PhD.

Application Engineer

Cyto SMART Lux2 in incubator

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Live-cell imaging

Give students real time insight in what is happening with the cells.

Advantages for the students

Students and a teacher in a life science classroom
  • Time-lapse visualization of dynamic biological theories
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of concepts taught
  • Remotely data accessibility with a smartphone outside the lab
  • Practical laboratory skills
  • Efficient studying time; experiment results are visible within the first minutes
  • Collaborative learning by project sharing with classmates or other student groups
  • Building a student’s personal resource library

Advantages for the teachers

Cyto SMART Lux2 Cloud from office
  • Low-cost teaching tool
  • Efficient teaching of various terms through kinetic imaging such as seeding density, cell migration, dividing cells, morphology changes, and more
  • Remote access to samples outside a lab for assignments’ evaluation
  • A portable device can be easily transported to different locations
  • Fits in every incubator because of its size
  • Applicable to a broad range of labs
  • Secure online storage included
  • Long term investment
  • Possibility to use time-lapse visuals for course promotion

Webinar info

  • Date: Tuesday July 14th
  • Time: 4PM CEST (10 AM EDT)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Interested? Sign up for the webinar here

Student assignment examples

Study cell biology with CytoSMART Lux2 live-cell imager

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Click on the link below and download examples of various student assignments you can perform in a lab and/or classroom thanks to live-cell imaging:

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Click on the link below and download the brochure containing an overview of how the Lux2 can contribute to current educational programs and its consequential benefits for both students and teachers.