Photochemical and photobiological research is a rapidly growing field with unique experimental requirements, and achieving a reliable and reproducible means of sample irradiation is often just as much a challenge as performing the research itself.

In this webinar with Carrie Ambler and David Chisholm from LightOx, we explored how the LightOx PhotoReact works and how the benchtop solution has been developed to solve the reliability problem and provide a user-friendly photoreactor capable of uniform irradiation.

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Have learned about the LightOx PhotoReact and key steps in its development as a scientific instrument
  • Understand the major challenges in experimental photobiology and photochemistry
  • Understand the potential applications of the PhotoReact and how this benchtop machine can be used to increase the speed, efficiency and scope of your own work

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Our purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and through that, we aim to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere.

We provide scientists and engineers with best-in-class lab materials, technologies and services. With the 2015 combination of EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, we now have a broad portfolio of 300,000 products and an expanded global footprint.

We are dedicated to making research and biotech production simpler, faster and safer.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Portrait photo of Carrie Ambler, CSO at LightOx

Speaker: Carrie Ambler, CSO, LightOx

Carrie Ambler is CSO at LightOx and is an expert in skin biology, wound repair, pathology and microscopic imaging of fluorescent compounds.


Portrait photo of David Chisholm, senior scientist at LightOx

Speaker: David Chisholm, senior scientist, LightOx

David Chisholm is a senior scientist at LightOx and is an expert in chemical synthesis, chemical biology and the design of photo-activated compounds.


Ben Valsler

Moderator: Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World magazine

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.