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New core service available for authenticating human cell lines

The OHSU DNA Services Core has just launched a new human cell line authentication service.  The assay run in the core uses the Promega GenePrint® 10 system and the Applied Biosystems 3730xl DNA Analyzer to confirm the identity of human cell lines and detect the presence of cell line contaminants through short tandem repeat (STR) analysis. This assay co-amplifies and detects of 9 STR loci plus Amelogenin (gender determining locus), and requires a DNA input of 10 … Read More

New research volunteer registry: Volunteer information and biorepository

The Clinical and Translational Research Center now offers OHSU investigators access to a Research Volunteer Registry of subjects interested in participating in research projects. The registry also includes a biorepository with serum, plasma, urine, and saliva from healthy subjects. These biological samples are immediately available as control samples. You can access the volunteer names, contact information, and biological samples in this registry more quickly and less expensively than using traditional recruitment methods. The CTRC has obtained … Read More

Reminder: Applications for University Shared Resources pilot funding due Friday, Oct. 7

This is the final week to submit your applications for the OHSU University Shared Resources Core Pilot Awards program. These awards support OHSU faculty and USR cores by providing pilot funding for principal investigators, especially to support generation of data for new grant applications, as well as to support core development. Applications must be filled out online through OHSU’s Competitive Application Portal (CAP). Full RFA is provided on CAP and can also be found here. Please note: Applicants must … Read More

New drug discovery program provides access to AstraZeneca resources

Do you have an innovative idea for a drug discovery project? AstraZeneca is seeking opportunities to work with like-minded scientists in academia and organizations with the common goal of discovering and developing novel medicines for the treatment of patients with diseases of high unmet need. The AstraZeneca Open Innovation platform has been created to help identify and establish research partnerships that will lead to the discovery and development of new medicines. AstraZeneca is looking to collaborate with … Read More

Export Controls 101 session, Oct. 11

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to learn about resources and policies relevant to working with foreign nationals, traveling, collaborating and sharing materials internationally. Why participate? Because compromised export controls could lead to serious consequences for individuals, departments, and OHSU as a whole. Export controls 101: Shipping, travel and collaboration Tuesday, Oct. 11 2 to 3 p.m. Mackenzie Hall, room 2201 Marquam Hill Join Export Controls Officer Jen McCaw as she facilitates case studies and gives an action-packed tour … Read More

University Shared Resources pilot award applications due Oct. 7

The OHSU University Shared Resources (USR) program and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research are soliciting grant applications for the second round of the USR Core Pilot Awards program. These awards support OHSU faculty and USR cores by providing pilot funding for principal investigators, especially to support generation of data for new grant applications, as well as to support core development. The program will provide two types of funding this round: Faculty pilot … Read More

Two trees to be removed from Research Courtyard

UPDATE Tuesday, Aug. 2: The two trees were removed on Saturday, July 30. Within the coming weeks, two tall conifer trees in the Research Courtyard between Mac Hall Cafe and the new Center for Radiochemistry Research will be removed due to an imminent safety hazard. During the course of CRR construction and courtyard renovations, crews discovered the conifers in the southwest corner had inadequate root systems to support their height, posing a toppling risk. The … Read More

OHSU Emerging Technology Fund, letters of intent due Sept. 15

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research is seeking applications for the OHSU Emerging Technology Fund, which provides funds for OHSU faculty members to purchase major equipment or technology needed to conduct state-of-the-art research. Technologies funded by this award could include novel instrumentation previously unavailable at OHSU, as well as the replacement of high-end equipment that has become obsolete due to technical advances. Funds may be awarded to a group of investigators, a department, … Read More

Learn about new technologies and sequencing services in the Integrated Genomics Lab Cores

Join Bob Searles, Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource, and Chris Harrington, Gene Profiling/RNA and DNA Services Shared Resources, who will discuss new genomics technologies available in the cores. Among the new services to be discussed: RNA-seq from FFPE tissue, miRNA sequencing, high throughput DNA and RNA extraction, cell-line authentication, and single cell RNA-seq. All members of the OHSU community are invited to attend.  The Integrated Genomics Lab cores are members of the OHSU University Shared Resources Program. Thursday, … Read More

Resources for research with nonhuman primates

Have you ever thought about or are you planning to engage in primate research? The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) serve as a unique and valuable national resource to scientists who currently use or are considering using nonhuman primate models in biomedical research. If you have questions about nonhuman primate animal models of human disease or want to learn how the NPRCs can support your research, visit NPRCresearch.org. The contact page includes direct links to all seven NPRC … Read More

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