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Focus on Microscopy forum, Aug. 2

The Advanced Light Microscopy Core will be holding a Focus on Microscopy forum on Friday, August 2, 2013. The event will be held at the Jungers Center in Vollum M1441 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The forum will feature presentations on: “New EM Capabilities at OHSU” by Chris Arthur, Ph.D., from the FEI Living Lab “Devil in the Details: Sample Processing for Electron Superressolution and Correlative Light Microscopy” by Danielle Robinson from the Zhong Lab “Photoactivated Localization Microscopy with … Read More

NIH High-End Instrument Grant; internal application due July 12

The NIH High-End Grant Instrument Grant internal deadline is fast approaching on July 12. This program uses the S10 mechanism for the purchase of a single piece of biomedical research equipment costing at least $750,000. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, biomedical imaging systems, NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, electron microscopes and supercomputers. While there is no upper limit on the cost of the instrument, the maximum is $2 million.  Applicants must … Read More

OHSU CoreSearch: 800 research resources, 1 search engine

Need do to DNA sequencing? Need to analyze samples by flow cytometry? There are 37 core labs at OHSU that specialize in these areas and more. Now you can easily search for them using the CoreSearch tool, a website developed for OHSU Core Labs by the Library’s Ontology Development Group. CoreSearch uses data from the eagle-i Network, and allowing discovery of over 800 services and instruments offered by OHSU Research Cores & Shared Resources through … Read More

New Advanced Computing Center website

OHSU’s Advanced Computing Center has recently launched its new website. The Advanced Computing Center, or ACC, is designed to supplement services provided by the Information Technology Group. Some of the services they offer include: Consulting Tiered research storage solutions Secure local and remote collaboration options Virtual server environments Application hosting and license management/compliance Co-location and support for research computing systems Secure and public web portals Large suite of open source applications running on a parallel … Read More

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

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