This year, I had the honor and pleasure to organize the inaugural 2014 Gordon Research Seminar on Synaptic Transmission, a meeting organized by and for graduate students and post-docs. To ensure this meeting's success, I sought help from OriginLab. I chose to reach-out to OriginLab for several reasons: their analysis software is user-friendly (I've been using OriginPro now for more than 7 years); the staff is super nice and very resourceful (e.g. registering new products, answering questions related to upgrades, troubleshooting difficult types of analyses, etc); and, most importantly, they listen to their users (OriginLab welcomes user feedback so they can improve their products). Thankfully, OriginLab provided a very generous contribution to the Seminar that enabled graduate student speaker and discussion leader attendance. In addition, OriginLab offered an awesome incentive "prize" to be awarded to the most active and engaging participant at the meeting. The prize, a complete OriginPro 9.1 package, which is their most advanced analysis software to-date, was awarded to Theanne Griffith of Northwestern University! As an OriginPro 9.1 user, I can firmly state that Theanne and others will be pleasantly surprised by the improved software features which now include new graph types, analyses, time saving options, as well as a host of statistical analyses. It has been a pleasure working with OriginLab, and I look forward to a long-lasting and productive relationship!
Thomas J. Younts, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine