News and Events

Research Resources/Core Facilities:

  • The Department of Statistics will offer (videoconferenced to Hershey) Stat 597A: Bioinformatics II: Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data.   The course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 3:45.  Please note that you do not need to have taken Biostatistics I as a pre-requisite. Anyone taking the course for credit should register, and let Dr. Verderame know. Faculty/Staff wishing to visit the course should contact Dr. Altman to let her know naomi@stat.psu.edu 
  • A Functional Neuroimaging course, Visualizing the Brain at Workis being offered Spring 2014 at University Park.  The course will help graduate students gain a basic understanding of MR-based neuroimaging techniques as well as the application of these techniques in addressing current neuroscience research questions.  Click here to view the course syllabus.
  • Thanks to the Capital Equipment Purchase Program made available by the Office of the Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, the following new equipment is now available to researchers:
    QuantStudio Real-Time PCR System & Digital PCR Reader are located in the Genome Sciences Core (C2705) Contact Rob Brucklacher rbucklacher@hmc.psu.edu for information
    14 color LSR Fortessa located in the Flow Cytometry Core (C3603) Contact Nate Sheaffer nas2@psu.edu for information
    Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer is located in C2705. Contact Wade Edris wedris@hmc.psu.ed for information
  • The Genomics Core Facility at UP sponsored a seminar entitled "Synergies Between Next-Generation Sequencing and Microarrays" by Dr. Kathy Lee, Translational Specialist, Molecular Diagnostics, Affymetrix Inc on Thursday, May 23 from 2-3 PM. Researchers at Hershey were able to view the seminar live on the web by linking to the Mediasite recording "GENOMICS CORE SEMINAR 5/23/13"
  • Another seminar on NANOSTRING technology was held 5/22/13 at 10:30, viewable live on the web.  Click here for link
  • Shared Instrumentation Grant applications to NIH were submitted for an ABSciex 6500 mass spectrometer and for a Multiphoton Microscope system March 21st 2013.
  • May 2012 - Dr. Colin Barnstable's Shared Instrumentation Grant for a new Live-Cell Confocal Microscope was funded. Congratulations Dr. Barnstable and group!
  • April 2012 - Dr. Susan Hafenstein's Shared Instrumentation Grant for a new CryoEM Microscope was funded, and institutional funds were added to purchase the new system. Congratulations Dr. Hafenstein and group!

Citation for Publications

All research tools and work contributed by our Core Facilities should minimally be acknowledged in any publications. Guidelines for authorship have been established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and similar organizations, and significant intellectual contribution is the ONLY important criterion, not whether a service is paid for or free.

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