Posts Tagged ‘cores corner’

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

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

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

OCTRI announces 2014 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the funding of four research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The Program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Via commercialization from academia to the marketplace, the objective is to move innovative technologies to clinical application, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical Innovation Program is a collaboration between OCTRI and OHSU … Read More

iLab Solutions rollout begins July 29 for core resource scheduling and billing

In June, we told you about an upcoming change in the way you interface with core resources at OHSU. Over the next few weeks, OHSU will begin rolling out iLab Solutions, a web-based tool to help manage scheduling and billing for core research resources. iLab Solutions will replace the current Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System (CORES). The rollout will happen in phases, with Flow Cytometry, Advanced Light Microscopy, and Massively Parallel Sequencing transitioning to the new system first. … Read More

iLab Solutions to replace CORES billing and reservation system

Do you use cores or shared resources for your research? Or help coordinate billing for a PI who does? Over the next few months, there will be a change in how you interface with cores at OHSU. On Aug. 1, OHSU will launch iLab Solutions, a new web-based tool to help manage shared resource billing and scheduling. iLab Solutions will replace the current Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System, also referred to as “CORES.” The iLab system will be rolled … Read More

Andy Chitty elected president of Western Association of Core Directors

Andy Chitty, program manger for University Shared Resources at OHSU, has recently been elected president of the Western Association of Core Directors, the Western U.S. regional group of professionals from research-focused institutions who share an interest in the development, operation and advancement of innovative, cost effective technologies and services in core facilities. The Western Association of Core Directors is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Under Andy’s leadership, the Association will continue to play a … Read More

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