Protein Core is Now Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core
To accurately reflect the services this core provides, the Protein Structure Core has changed its name to the Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core.
Attend a FREE Proteomics Seminar May 1 in Danto Auditorium
Join the BRCF and Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core on Tuesday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Danto Auditorium as we explore a variety of topics detailing how quantitative proteomics can impact your research, and more!
- Susan T. Weintraub, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Institutional Mass Spectrometry Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Michael Ford, Ph.D., Co-founder of MS BioWorks
- Henriette Remmer, Ph.D., Director of the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core at the University of Michigan Medical School
Visit the BRCF events
page for more information on the speakers and workshops.
|In Focus: Understanding Cancer Cells Through Flow Cytometry
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fayaz Malik
, from the Department of Internal Medicine at U-M, works to understand the role of cancer stem cells in the progression of breast cancer.
Malik analyzes his experiments through the Flow Cytometry Core in the BRCF. The Core supports the analysis and sorting of different cell types and populations on the bases of surface marker staining.
"The Flow Core, equipped with state of the art machines and highly trained professionals, is a huge support for my ongoing projects where most of my experiment's analysis is done," Malik explained. "The Core gives me more time to spend in experimental labs rather than dealing with machines. The Core also remains helpful in trouble shooting in the selection of florochromes for the smooth analysis of the experiments with different type of cell lines and primary cultures."
Thanks to all who attended the BRCF Technology & Services Showcase!
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the Flickr slideshow of photos from the BRCF Technology & Services Showcase Feb. 7. More than 250 people attended the event at Palmer Commons.
View the slideshowon the BRCF website.
Save the dates: Upcoming Bioinformatics Events
Join the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference at the University of Michigan May 15-17. The conference aims "to foster long-term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology." The program includes oral and poster presentations, keynote speakers and tutorials.
Driving a Genomics Revolution Through Open Source Innovation
Wednesday, May 9 UMMS Business Development will host a FREE event featuring guest speaker Dr. Eric Schadt , co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and Chair of the Dept. of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at Mt. Sinai Medical School and Dr. Brian Athey, Chair of U-M's new Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and chairman of tranSMART as they discuss the promise of breakthroughs in genomics and open source models of innovation. Learn more.
In This Issue
|Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core |
|Understanding Cancer Cells through Flow Cytometry |
|Thanks for Attending the Showcase! |
|Save the dates! |
|Services Update |
|Services Update: Flow Cytometry Core|
A MACSQuant Analyzer.
The Biomedical Research Core Facilities recently invested in new equipment for the Flow Cytometry Core, including:
- 2 MoFlow Astrios/MoFlo XDP
- iCyt Synergy Flow Cytometer System
- BDBiosciences Jazz Cell Sorter
"All the new sorters increase our capacity to perform cell sorting on primary human tissues," said Dave Adams, Flow Cytometry Core Manager. "The new Astrios and Synergy sorters come with enhanced excitation sources to allow for novel fluorochrome detection as well as significantly more simultaneous markers. In addition, the new systems allow for sorting of up to six different populations simultaneously."