Research Resources

Launching a portal to streamline research services at the DCM

Announcing a single portal for animal research: DCM Operations The Department of Comparative Medicine will be transitioning to a web-based system for research-associated tasks. The centralized system is designed to improve the efficiency of DCM so that researchers can spend more time on research and less time on paperwork. A platform that is familiar to the research community The new system, DCM-OPS, is based on the same Huron Click™ platform as the IRB, IBC and IACUC … Read More

New bioinformatics services for all OHSU investigators available

Fee-for-service bioinformatics support, focused on next-generation sequencing, became available to all OHSU investigators on July 1, 2017. This interim bioinformatics service will provide additional capacity and will complement the existing Oregon National Primate Research Center bioinformatics service core, which is primarily dedicated to ONPRC investigators, as well as the bioinformatics services provided for Knight Cardiovascular Institute Epigenetics Consortium members. Investigators will have two new tiers of bioinformatics service available to them: (1) flat-fee based QA/QC … Read More

Demonstration from ProteinSimple, June 13

Chris Brannen from ProteinSimple will be describing two protein platform technologies that could be of interest to OHSU investigators. Demonstration from ProteinSimple Tuesday, June 13 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Biomedical Research Building, 381 The first platform is Milo, a single-cell protein immunoblotting system. This instrument allows measurement of protein expression in ~1000 individual cells per run, allowing researchers identify which cells in the cell express each protein and how protein expression varies across the population. While single … Read More

OHSU researchers moving blood testing from the clinic to the home

Organ transplants, cancer treatments, and therapies for chronic diseases all require repeated blood tests to monitor levels of drugs and organ function. Frequently drawing blood from a vein becomes increasingly painful, technically difficult, and potentially traumatizing—especially for children. It is also expensive. In 2016, a record-breaking 33 thousand organ transplants were performed in the United States. An estimated 250,000 recipients of organ transplants performed since 1987 are still living. These individuals will have about 48 tests … Read More

OHSU researchers identify structure linked to insulin secretion

It was more than 30 years ago that an ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel was identified as the key molecular link between glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. The KATP channels sense metabolic changes and translate these energy fluxes into channel gating, which adjusts membrane excitability and regulates insulin secretion. They are the targets of the sulfonylureas, antidiabetic drugs that increase insulin release from beta cells in the pancreas. Genetic mutations of the channel cause several devastating rare … Read More

People Management for Principal Investigators, Mar. 10-11

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do – writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs – can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Melanie Erskine and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you learn … Read More

Participate in FASEB survey on shared research resources

You’re invited to participate in a national survey on research cores. Much of the life-changing research conducted at OHSU is made possible by the university’s more than 20 research cores. Crucial research activities are supported by state-of-the-art equipment, advanced techniques, and specialized expertise in cores ranging from the Cytogenetics Core Laboratory and Biostatistics & Design Program to Proteomics and Massively Parallel Sequencing. The shared research resources model facilitates research activities at institutions around the world. Providers and users … Read More

Shared instrumentation funding, internal applications due Mar. 17

Last week, NIH released three RFAs related to shared instrumentation. The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing up to $600,000. The High-End Instrumentation Grant Program is specifically designed to fund instrumentation that costs at least $600,000 with a maximum award of $2 million. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, electron and … Read More

OHSU researchers develop new model to study S. mutans behavior at protein level

Breakthrough innovation doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen without money. OHSU Core Pilot Grants provide OHSU researchers with funds to develop new concepts or methods and to strengthen extramural grant proposals. The program is made possible by University Shared Resources, the School of Medicine, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. In 2016, the University Shared Resources pilot funds provided more than $200,000 for early research by 22 OHSU researchers. With … Read More

AstraZeneca open innovation seminar, Jan. 26

Academic researchers interested in partnering with industry are invited to an informational seminar hosted by OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development with members from AstraZeneca. Information will be presented on AstraZeneca’s Open Innovation Program and future collaboration opportunities with OHSU. OHSU researchers involved in the Open Innovation Program will enjoy access to resources ranging from optimized compounds and compound libraries to specialized technologies and know-how. Thursday, Jan. 26 3–4 p.m. Mackenzie Hall 3198 All are welcome to … Read More

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