Vollum Core Services

The DNA Sequencing, Fly Food and Tissue Culture and support cores provide specialized and widely utilized scientific procedures and services which facilitate research projects in the Vollum Institute. They operate on a fee-for-service basis with charges designed to recover the cost of staff time and materials. Vollum core services are available to all OHSU research labs.

An Illustrations core is available for assistance with manuscripts, presentations, and posters, and to provide support for graphics software.

DNA Sequencing

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The Vollum DNA Sequencing Core provides Sanger method DNA sequencing services to the scientists at the Vollum Institute and to other research units and departments at OHSU on a fee-for-service basis. The core uses an ABI 3730xl DNA Analyzer.

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Fly Food Core

Yellow and brown fly food bottles on a lab bench

The Fly Food Core provides Yellow and Brown (German) fly food to the labs at the Vollum Institute, as well as other researchers on and off the OHSU campus.

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Tissue Culture Core

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The Tissue Culture Core stocks commonly used items such as media, supplements and transfection reagents for many standard mammalian and fly cell culturing protocols.

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OHSU Core Service Centers

Many state-of-the-art scientific resources are available to Vollum Institute researchers through the University's Shared Resource Cores (USR). Find information about additional OHSU Core Service Centers on the Research Cores and Shared Resources website, including status details under Return-to-Research Level 2 modified operations.