Cores Corner

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

OHSU Cores on your iPhone

Now you can view what core resources are available and access core phone numbers–even when you’re on the road. Just visit the new Cores Mobile site and bookmark it on your iPhone. Here are two easy ways to get started: Method #1 From your phone’s browser, type in: Your iPhone will ask you if you want to add to home screen. Tap the arrow and load the icon onto your phone. Name your icon … Read More

New electron microscopes; project consultation and training available

On July 1, OHSU received three state-of-the-art electron microscopes as part of the Living Laboratory collaboration between the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biology (OCSSB) and the world leader in electron microscopy systems, FEI. As an incentive to involve as many researchers on campus and in Portland with these resources, the Electron Microscopy Core is planning to provide pilot project consultation and assistance without charge for any investigator with an idea for using electron microscope … Read More

Town Hall: Transgenic Mouse Models at OHSU, July 12

Do you use mouse models for your research? Please join us on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201 for a town hall on the future of transgenic mouse models on OHSU’s campus. You are encouraged to attend whether you use or plan to use mice provided by the OHSU transgenic facility, or by other external suppliers. The Office of the Vice President for Research relies on your opinion … Read More

Reminder: 3rd annual metal ion core open house, June 29

Have you ever wanted to know what’s really in the water you drink, or what sorts of elements are in the produce you get from the store? Well here’s your chance: Back by popular demand, it’s the Third Annual Metal Ion Core Open House! The Ralle Lab has invited  OHSU students, staff and faculty–as well as the general public–to bring in their samples from home to be tested for ‘hardness’ and for the presence of heavy metals, … Read More

DNA Services Core May Template Quality Challenge winner

Each month, the DNA Services Core Facility analyzes the DNA sequencing metadata (read length, quality scores, etc) and gives a $54 worth of sequencing credit to the “winner” of the Template Quality Challenge. In May, DNA Services sequenced ~2500 DNA samples, large and small. Of the former, ~70% produced contiguous read lengths of 800 bases or more. The month’s winner is Ronn Leon of the Fleming lab (Bone Marrow Transplant) for “Best DNA sequencing sample” with a contiguous read … Read More

Metabolomics workshop, June 13

OHSU’s Bioanalytical Shared Resource/ Pharmacokinetics Core and AB Sciex will be hosting a metabolomics workshop Wednesday, June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Vollum M-1441. The workshop will be divided into two parts, each to be led by an expert in the field: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Data Processing Strategies for Global Metabolomics Profiling using New Accurate Mass Tools Brigitte Simons, Ph.D., Accurate Mass Technical Specialist, AB SCIEX, Toronto, Canada. 12:30 – … Read More

Core resource presentations available from BioMed in 4D conference

Learn more about shared resources at OHSU. PDF versions of many the presentations given at the BioMedicine in 4D Shared Resources Colloquium on March 21 are now available on the OHSU Shared Resources website for you to download. Available presentations include: Advanced Computing Center Bioanalytical Shared Resource/Pharmacokinetics Core Electronics & Instrument Design Core Resource Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Gene Microarray Shared Resource Transgenic Mouse Models Contact Andrew Chitty if you have any questions.

Advanced Light Microscopy Core workshops with ZEISS, April 24-26

The Advanced Light Microscopy Core at the Jungers Center and the Vollum Institute are hosting a free ZEISS-sponsored workshop aimed at educating scientists and students on the fundamentals of microscopy. This event includes a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and purveying information applicable to microscope systems from all manufacturers. Tuesday, April 24 – Lectures in Vollum M1441 1:15–2 p.m.  Generating Publication Quality Images, Part 1: “Understanding Signal-to-Noise, Contrast Techniques, Illumination, Objectives and Sample Preparation” 2–3 … Read More

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