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OHSU to be one of the first to install new high-resolution mass spectrometer

This July, OHSU’s Proteomics Shared Resource will be adding a high-resolution mass spectrometer called a Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion. OHSU will be one of the first universities in the world to install this new flagship proteomics platform by Thermo. The Orbitrap Fusion will allow OHSU researchers to incorporate the latest technologies in proteomics including tandem mass tags, iTRAQ, and SILAC multiplexing of complex protein samples, as well as improve their detection and quantitation of protein … Read More

OCTRI announces new Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute is pleased to announce the funding of five research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The Program funds promising translational projects with the goal of moving innovative technologies to clinical application through commercialization. The Biomedical Innovation Program is supported by major funding from OCTRI, with supplemental support from the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI), and by a strong collaboration with OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development. … Read More

Test household items for heavy metals at the Metal Ion Core Open House, May 17

Could there be heavy metals in your baby food or drinking water? Get common household items tested for metal content at this year’s Metal Ion Core Open House on Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year is heavy metal testing on baby formula and food, and dog food. The Ralle Lab will be using their Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, or ICP-MS, to test for metals such as copper, iron and zinc, and … Read More

New Elemental Analysis Core website makes it easy to request services

OHSU’s Elemental Analysis Core uses Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, or ICP-MS, to determine precise elemental concentration in a variety of biological and manufactured materials. The core has just launched their new website where you can learn all about the ICP-MS instrument, which has parts per billion and parts per trillion sensitivities for more naturally occurring elements, and easily request sample analysis. The core also provides complimentary data analysis, offers sample preparation and experimental consultation, … Read More

Andrew Nickerson wins January DNA Services Template Quality Challenge

Each month, the DNA Services Core Facility analyzes the DNA sequencing metadata (read length, quality scores, etc) and gives $54 worth of sequencing credit to the “winner” of the Template Quality Challenge. October’s winner is Anderw Nickerson of the Nan Lab (Biomedical Engineering) for “best plasmid template” with a contiguous read length of 1117 with 971 high quality (>Q20) bases. Congratulations, Andrew! In January, DNA Services sequenced ~1500 templates, including fosmids, BACs or large plasmids, PCR … Read More

DNA Services names Beck Lazelle winner of the Oct. Template Quality Challenge

Each month, the DNA Services Core Facility analyzes the DNA sequencing metadata (read length, quality scores, etc) and gives $54 worth of sequencing credit to the “winner” of the Template Quality Challenge. October’s winner is Beck Lazelle of the Thayer Lab (Biochemistry & Molec. Biology) for “best plasmid template” with a contiguous read length of 1189 with 1017 high quality (>Q20) bases. Congratulations Beck! In October, DNA services sequenced ~2738 templates, including fosmids, BACs or large plasmids, PCR … Read More

Reminder: Follow-up meeting on OHSU Transgenic Mouse Core, Nov. 5

The following is an invitation from David Dawson, Ph.D., chair of the Transgenic Mouse Core Oversight Committee, to attend a follow-up discussion about transgenic mouse models at OHSU on November 5 at 4 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium. You are encouraged to attend whether you use or plan to use mice provided by the OHSU transgenic facility, or by other external suppliers. Dear Colleagues, We are in the process of finalizing a nearly year-long review … Read More

OHSU to host the Western Association of Core Directors Meeting, Nov. 1 & 2

The Western Association of Core Directors Annual Meeting will be held at the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Conference Center this November 1 & 2. This meeting provides a regional resource for individuals juggling the scientific needs of core facilities with the business requirements of managing them via a platform that is focused on content and interaction. Meeting Details: Registration is now open. The registration fee is $100. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, … Read More

The story of how two FEI microscopes found a (temporary) home on the hill

This article was originally posted on the School of Medicine Research Voice by Rachel Shafer. It has been re-posted in its entirety with permission. When the forklift began skidding down the dirt ramp to Richard Jones Hall carrying a crate of sensitive FEI equipment, Martha Wong saw her worst nightmare coming true. For almost a year now, the project manager for OHSU Facilities Design & Construction had been leading an intense logistical effort to bring … Read More

Focus on partnership: FEI microscopes arrive on campus

This article was originally posted on the School of Medicine Research Voice by Rachel Shafer. It has been re-posted in its entirety with permission. On July 1, three state-of-the-art FEI electron microscopes arrived on campus, augmenting the instrumentation available to researchers via the OHSU Electron Microscopy (EM) Core Facility and marking a milestone for the OHSU/FEI Living Lab for Cell Biology. Announced last September, the three highly advanced microscopes are a key part of the … Read More

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