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The Soft Matter Characterization Core is open for business

February 27, 2024

A subcore of the  CHANL Core Facilities, the Soft Matter Characterization Core is dedicated to delivering reliable sample analysis and professional training services on the characterization of soft materials and providing customers open access to cutting-edge, high performance analytical instrumentation.   Soft materials include colloids, polymers, foams, gels, liquid crystals,  and many biomaterials. They exhibit many useful and appealing properties which account for … Read more

PSC Staff Receive Poster Award at 2023 National Society for Histotechnology Conference

December 20, 2023

Congratulations to Nicholas Pankow, a research specialist in the Pathology Service Core in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, for presentation of a poster which was chosen as one of three winners out of 38 posters during the 2023 National Society for Histotechnology conference in Baltimore, Maryland. His poster, titled “P-31: Alternative Strategies For Analyzing Pre-Clinical Mouse … Read more

Cryo-EM Core awarded a North Carolina Biotechnology Center innovation Impact Grant

April 25, 2023

  Joshua Strauss, Ph.D., Director UNC Cryo-EM Core   News contributed by Emily Robinson, Research Technician, UNC Cryo-EM Core The UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Cryo Electron Microscopy Core is excited to announce that were awarded North Carolina Biotechnology Center Innovation Impact Grant (GII) for the acquisition of a Thermo-Fischer Scientific (TFS) micro-crystal electron … Read more

New Rate Documents from OSP

March 3, 2023

The Office of Sponsored Programs is working to improve the rate review process. Part of that effort has resulted in a new set of operating plan and rate development worksheet documents. Cores should use the following  documents and the new fillable pdf operating plan for all new rate review requests and procedures. Please note that … Read more

New article on the role of core facilities in environmental sustainability co-authored by Dr. Chris Gregory from ORT

March 1, 2023

Congrats to ORT’s own Dr. Christopher Gregory on the publication of : “Addressing the Environmental Impact of Science Through a More Rigorous, Reproducible, and Sustainable Conduct of Research” in the Journal of Biomolecular Technique.    The importance of core facilities can be felt far beyond the research enterprise. This article highlights the role core facilities/shared resources … Read more

Damania and Dittmer Featured for Research on How Cancer-Causing Viruses Evade Immune Responses

February 16, 2023

UNC Health’s News Room recently highlighted a Nature Communications article authored by our own Blossom Damania, PhD (Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine and Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology) and Dirk Dittmer, PhD (Director of the Vironomics Core and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology). The original article is copied below. … Read more