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CZI Imaging Scientist Michelle Itano, PhD Facilitates Collaboration

June 15, 2020

In a recent Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative (CZI) newsletter, Dr. Itano was recognized for her work facilitating collaborations between researchers and computing specialists to design and disseminate efficient bioimaging pipelines at UNC and for leading more than 90 individual training sessions for new users on microscopes in the Neuroscience Microscopy Core.

NORC Precision Nutrition Core offers QuantStudio PCR System

June 3, 2020

The Precision Nutrition Core now offers the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System—a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that can genotype or quantify gene expression in a customized and targeted approach.  The system can accommodate OpenArray plates, TaqMan® array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates, allowing us to select the format that is … Continued

Mass spectrometry-based lipidomics methods now available in the Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Core

May 1, 2020

The Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory is excited to offer mass spectrometry based lipidomics to the UNC Community.  With Method Development Grant funding from the Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC), we have developed mass spectrometry based methods for the extraction, chromatographic separation, detection and data processing of lipids from biological matrices.  Our methods … Continued

BRIC Small Animal Imaging (SAI) Core Receives Shared Instrumentation Grant

April 21, 2020

The BRIC SAI Core Facility has been awarded $2M (Ian Shih, PI) from NIH Office of the Director, to purchase a 9.4T small animal MRI scanner. The system will include the most recently released console and bring in the latest high field MR technologies to UNC.  Aside from the magnet, the core will also install … Continued

MacInFac Wins NCBC IIG Grant

March 23, 2020

The Macromolecular Interactions Facility (MacInFac) recently applied for and was just awarded, a North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) innovation impact grant for a Biacore 8K, a high-throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) -based biosensor.  With its ultra-low noise level, high sensitivity and high throughput capability, it will not only replace the current aged instrumentation in the … Continued

ORT mini-grant funds staff certification

March 20, 2020

The Office of Research Technologies (ORT) makes available mini grants for professional development and other educational activities for core facility staff. One of our recent awardees, Bentley R. Midkiff (Translational Pathology Lab) recently completed the NSH Digital Pathology Certificate program, a self-paced course to increase knowledge and improve competency in digital pathology/whole slide imaging. “Although … Continued

Aperio AT2 at TPL

January 23, 2020

After scanning more than 250K slides over 10 years, the Translational Pathology Lab (TPL) has replaced its Aperio XT 120 slide scanner with the more robust, high-throughput and highly referenced  Aperio AT2.  The new Aperio instrument has a 400 slide capacity, enabling the facility to scan slides 5 times faster and dramatically reduce turn-around time! … Continued

Biomedical Research Core Voucher RFA Program Announcement

December 2, 2019

The Core Facility Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in the Office of Research Technologies (ORT), UNC School of Medicine (SOM), announces a new program for research projects that directly utilize UNC SOM biomedical research cores.  Core vouchers worth up to $10,000 will be awarded to investigators with qualified projects to be used exclusively for core services.  Up … Continued