Malvern Panalytical has announced some key webinars taking place this month, including ‘A Basic Introduction to Rheology and Rheometry – Part Two, Viscoelectricity’ and ‘Enter a New Dimension of X-ray Diffraction Analysis’.

To register for either of these events, please make an enquiry using the form on this page, or visit

A Basic Introduction to Rheology and Rheometry – Part Two, Viscoelasticity

Rheology is defined as the science of deformation and flow and in particular refers to materials that show viscoelastic or non-Newtonian behaviour when stressed. Such materials include suspensions, emulsions, polymer solutions and foams.

The second part of this two-part webinar series will focus on viscoelasticity, introducing the basic concepts and tests that can be performed on a rotational rheometer to measure viscoelastic properties.

The webinar will take place on 19 June from 15:30 to 16:30 (GMT).

Speaker Shona Murphy is a product technical specialist for Malvern Panalytical’s rheometry products based in the UK headquarters. She has completed a Doctorate (PhD) in Polymer Science from the University of Birmingham, studying the rheological characterisation of the influence of supercritical carbon dioxide on polymer reptation time. Shona is dedicated to helping Malvern Panalytical’s customers and makes high-quality and meaningful rheological measurements.

Why attend?

Rheology is important across a wide range of applications and industries and a basic understating of the subject can help to better understand your processes and applications.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in viscoelasticity who would benefit from a basic introduction to the concepts and measurement protocols should attend this webinar.

What will they learn?

Attendees will learn how to measure and describe the viscoelastic properties of their materials under process and application relevant conditions.

Enter a New Dimension of X-ray Diffraction Analysis

Malvern Panalytical is ready to unveil a revolution in the world of X-ray diffraction (XRD). The company proudly presents its new third-generation Empyrean diffractometer, introducing the newly developed MultiCore Optics.

Multipurpose X-ray diffractometers are advanced instruments offering the possibility for many different applications, each of them requiring a special instrument configuration. Dedicated optics must be attached manually by an operator with specialist knowledge.

With the introduction of the new MultiCore Optics, Empyrean is now taking an evolutionary step towards a new concept for such a multipurpose XRD platform.

Join this webinar to be among the first to find out what a difference an intelligent diffractometer can make.

This webinar will take place on 11 July from 16:30 to 17:30 (GMT +1:00).

Speaker Fabio Masiello studied Physics at the University of Turin, Italy, followed by a PhD in Physics and Material Science obtained from the Universities of Grenoble and Turin while working at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). Fabio then joined PANalytical in 2011 as an application specialist XRD in Almelo, the Netherlands. From 2012, he became the product manager responsible for the Empyrean diffractometer.

Why attend?

This is a great opportunity to get insight into the new Empyrean diffractometer and to see how Malvern Panalytical has simplified the concept of a multipurpose platform.

Who should attend?

Everyone who is interested in the latest developments of optics and X-ray diffractometers is invited to attend this webinar.

What will you learn?

You will learn all about the new MultiCore concept, allowing to switch between different applications in a completely automated fashion.

Biomolecules: Sample and Data Quality in Interaction Analysis – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Dynamic interactions involving biomolecules drive and regulate all biological processes, making interaction analysis a key area of academic and industrial research and development. A variety of biophysical techniques are used in this field, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), biosensors such as surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and bio-layer interferometry (BLI), and fluorescence-based assays.

Over the years, clear trends in interaction analysis have driven towards increased ease-of-use of the advanced techniques, despite the increasing complexity of biomolecules and binding modes being studied.

While methodologies and technologies in interaction analysis continue to evolve, one fundamental prerequisite to the success remains constant: good control over the quality of interacting species, their complexes, and conditions for the binding process. Overlooking this requirement could result in poor performance of a biophysical technique, misleading and irreproducible results and lack of convergence with orthogonal and complementary data generated in a project.

This presentation will give examples which highlight the need for ensuring sample quality and observing good experimental practices for the generation of meaningful and reliable binding data. Case study examples will be given to illustrate the impact of early in-solution profiling of the stability and homogeneity of biomolecules and ligands on the success of research projects in Drug Discovery, including using:

  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Multi-detection size exclusion chromatography (SEC)
  • Taylor dispersion analysis (TDA)

This webinar will take place on 28 June from 15:30 to 16:30 (GMT).

Speaker Natalia Markova holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Chemical Technology, Russia, and another PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Lund, Sweden. Natalia has extensive experience in the academic and industrial applications of differential and isothermal microcalorimetry, thermal analysis, DLS, analytical ultracentrifugation and surface plasmon resonance.

Over the last 14 years, she has worked within drug discovery and biopharmaceutical development as a senior scientist in the structural chemistry department of Biovitrum; as head of biophysics at the Structural Genomics Consortium of the Karolinska Institute; as associate director of the biophysical facility in the contract research organisation iNovacia in Stockholm, Sweden; and as the senior customer relations manager at GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

Who should attend? 

Researchers active in drug discovery, principal investigators (PI), project leaders, medicinal chemists, structural biologists, protein chemists and core facility managers should attend this webinar.

What will they learn?

Attendees of the webinar will learn factors impacting the quality of ITC and biosensor data in interaction analysis, ways to improve success rates in interaction analysis, and whether early profiling of in-solution stability and homogeneity of biomolecules and ligands is a waste of time.