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Life Sciences Week

Cores Open Houses & Workshops

Core Open Houses & Workshops

This year, selected Cores will hold open houses to allow researchers to visit the Cores and see the available instrumentation.  Additionally, the MU Animal Modeling Core, the Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC) and the MU Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC) will sponsor hands-on workshops for faculty, staff and students. Registration for workshops is required and space is limited.

Register Online for Core Workshops

Gehrke Proteomics Center Open House

Monday, April 15, 2019. 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Bond Life Science Center, Room 212.

Registration is Free: Registration is not limited.

The MU Proteomics Center is named for Charles W. Gehrke, emeritus professor of Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Gerhke joined MU in 1949 and progressed to the rank of full professor. His interest in analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry was one of the factors in naming the Center for Dr. Gehrke; benefactors are Lowell and Marian Miller.

The Proteomics Center (PC) provides advanced technologies in protein separation and mass spectrometry identification for researchers at the University of Missouri.

The Center accepts any non-hazardous, non-pathogenic, and non-radioactive samples for analyses. These samples can be whole organism (cell pellets, seedlings, etc.), tissue (biopsies, roots, leaves, etc.), or purified protein (cell lysate, precipitated protein, IPs, gel bands/spots).

Genome Editing 101: Using CRISPR/Cas9
(Workshop Full)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Bond Life Science Center, Room 572.

Registration is Free: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis with a class size limit of 25.

The University of Missouri Animal Modeling Core (AMC) is pleased to be conducting an interactive “Genome Editing 101: Using CRISPR/Cas9” training workshop. Taught by Dr. Daniel Davis (Assistant Director of the AMC), this workshop features basic information about how CRISPR technology works as well as cutting-edge advances actively being pursued by experts in the CRISPR field. The program will focus on CRISPR principles, strategies for successful project design, available expertise and resources, as well as discussions of the wealth of diverse CRISPR technology applications.

Requirements:
The class is open to interested students, faculty and staff. You must bring a laptop since some activities will require computer use by participants.

Molecular Cytology Core

Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Bond Life Science Center, Room 120.

Registration is Free: Registration is not limited.

The Molecular Cytology Core (MCC) has a broad range of instrumentation that allows imaging from the macro to the single-molecule level. From 1 to 4 pm on Tuesday, April 16, the MCC will be hosting an open house event where you can learn about our instruments and services, and take part in short demonstrations featuring various microscopy imaging solutions.

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Stereoscope demonstration. In this demonstration, we show how to use “extended depth-of-focus” software technology for acquiring in-focus images of complex structures on the Leica M205 stereoscope.

1:45-2:30 p.m. – Acquisition of stitched images. We show how the Zeiss Axiovert 200M widefield microscope can automatically acquire images across a defined region and stitch them together to produce a composite high-resolution image.

2:30-3:15 p.m. – Confocal imaging demonstration. You will learn how to optimally set our state-of-the-art Leica SP8 WLL confocal system for acquiring the best-quality images and generate 3D constructions.

3:15-4:00 p.m. – Super-resolution imaging demonstration. Recent technological breakthroughs have allowed imaging resolutions previously unavailable with light microscopy. The MCC offers two super-resolution technologies: STED and GSD/dSTORM. We will show live imaging of a sample with the STED microscope and present the principles and several examples of GSD imaging.

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How to be a Genotyping Pro

Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Bond LSC, Room 125.

Registration Free: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis with a class size limit of 30.

Do you perform genotyping as part of your research? The Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC) and MU Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC) are pleased to sponsor this hands-on workshop that teaches you how to choose the best approach for genotyping; design, perform and optimize standard PCR-based genotyping assays; analyze results and troubleshoot problematic assays and outcomes. Dr. Elizabeth Bryda (Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology, Director of the RRRC, and Director of the AMC) has over 25 years of experience developing and performing genotyping assays for both her own research and on a fee-for-service basis. She will teach the course along with staff from the rodent Resource Centers.

Requirements:
The class is open to interested students, faculty and staff. You must bring a laptop since some activities will require computer use by participants. In addition, appropriate attire for working in a wet lab is necessary.

Managing Your Citations with EndNote

2 sessions offered

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 1:00–2:00 p.m. Bond Life Science Center, Room 572
  • Friday, April 19, 2019. 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bond Life Science Center, Room 572

Registration Free:
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis with a class size limit of 25.
Need to keep better track of all the articles you’ve been reading? Writing a manuscript and need help with your references? Come learn about EndNote X9, a powerful tool for storing citations and creating bibliographies. Taught by Kate Anderson, Head of Zalk Veterinary Medical Library. For information on how to get and install EndNote prior to the session, see the University Libraries’ guide at http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/endnote.

Requirements:
The class is open to interested students, faculty and staff. You must bring a laptop since activities will require computer use by participants.