New England MicroCal Users Day

The New England MicroCal Users Day, sponsored by Malvern Instruments, will focus on applications, best practices, and latest developments in isothermal titration and differential scanning calorimetry (ITC and DSC) and will bring together MicroCal users from across New England. MicroCal scientists from Malvern Instruments will also attend and be available to answer your ITC and DSC related questions.

The 1 day event will include presentations by scientists discussing how ITC and/or DSC are used as part of their research.

The Users Day will be an opportunity for scientists to share their experiences and network with area researchers, and meet microcalorimetry experts.

Registration is free of charge, and includes lunch.


Verna Frasca, Ph.D. Product Marketing Manager
Malvern instruments, Northampton MA 
Microcalorimetry by Design: ITC and DSC for Life Sciences Research and Drug Discovery and Development

Frank Bruzzese, Ph.D., Scientist 1
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA 
Idiosyncrasies of Substrate Binding to the Canonical and Non-Canonical  E1 Enzymes revealed through ITC

Deborah Pheasant, Coordinator of Biophysical Instrumentation Facility 
MIT, Cambridge, MA 
Notes from a Calorimeter Maitre d’.

Jonathan Rodenfels, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University 
New Haven, CT 
The energetic cost and efficiency of early vertebrate development

Aditi Soni, Scientist II, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., 
Cambridge, MA 
Drug delivery using cyclodextrin solubilization

Dean Wilcox, Ph.D., Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 
Calorimetric measurements involving metal ions: concerns, tips and strategies

James Kranz, Ph.D., Principal Drug Product Development Scientist, Shire,  Lexington MA. “Protein Thermal Stability and Ligand Binding:  DSC, DSF, and Thermal Shift Analysis in Pharmaceuticals”


Hotel information and directions 
Parking: SELF PARKING GARAGE (Adjacent to Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel)

Parking Rates: 

  • Up to 1 hour - $15.00 

  • 1 to 3 hours - $30.00 

  • 3 to 10 hours - $36.00 

  • 10 to 24 hours - $40.00 

Lost tickets pay maximum rate per day: $40.00 
VALET PARKING (Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel) 

Parking Rates: Up to 3 hours - $30.00 
3-10 hours - $40.00 
10 hours - overnight (Includes In and Out privileges) - $45.00