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October 24, 2017

Synthego CRISPR Seminar

CRISPR seminar

We hope you can join us to learn more about:

  • CRISPR applications for advanced genome editing
  • Advantages of synthetic sgRNA
  • How to maximize the success of your CRISPR experiments

Crisper Seminar

October 17, 2017 

house flier


October 5, 2017

The Emory Stem Cell Core is now OPEN!

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of the new Emory Stem Cell Core (ESCC) as the newest member of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF). The ESCC brings a powerful new research platform in support of Emory investigators. This core’s focus and technical expertise will be to derive and characterize human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from terminally differentiated somatic cells using non-integrating methods. Additionally, the core will provide training and educational resources to support investigators with interest in human stem cells. IPSCs generated from patients with a genetic defect allows for a unique opportunity to study the mechanisms of disease in an in vitro model. Other applications for these cells include developing a reporter line, drug screening and discovery, and potentially regenerative therapies. The core plans to interface with other members of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities as a pipeline to analyze patient cells that will inform drug discovery and personalized medicine.

Please take a moment to look at the Emory Stem Cell Core webpage for more information.

The ESCC will be led by Megan Merritt-Garza, megan.e.merritt@emory.edu as the Core Director and is located in the Whitehead Building, room 429. Professor and Chair of Cell Biology, Gary Bassell, PhD will serve as the Scientific Director for the ESCC.

ESCC

September 13, 2017

MSD


August 23, 2017

Custom Cloning Flier


May 26, 2017

NIH Funding for Cloud Computing

If your research is funded by NIH, you are eligible for a new pilot which funds cloud resources., By participating, you may help shape the future of the NIH grants model. Emory has partnered with NIH and the Center to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH) to spread awareness about a novel funding mechanism. The NIH Commons Credits Model is a time- and cost-efficient way for NIH-funded biomedical investigators to gain cloud computing support for their current research as well as pave the way toward better accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of digital objects for future research. This is not a grant; this funding is recommended to supplement current NIH grants or to jump start a related grant in the biomedical space. The application is just two pages, and funds will be distributed within a few months of the closing of each cycle. The next cycle is scheduled to open this summer and dollar-denominated cloud-credits will be distributed in the fall. We encourage interested investigators to register now on the NIH Commons Credits portal to receive up-to-date information and begin your application. For ease, this instructional video will show you how.


April 6, 2017

Applied Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in Cancer Research

BIOS 560R Fall 2017

BIOS560R Fall 2017 Flyer


April 17, 2017

Emory Core Week April 24-28, 2017

Core Week 2017


April 5, 2017

11th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium

April 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Univeristy of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

The focus of this year’s symposium is broadly in the area of the gly- cobiology of immunology and infectious diseases, a research area that has seen remarkable growth over the last decade. We have invited world-class speakers who work in three areas: Microbiome, Virology/ Vaccines, and Host/Pathogen interactions. Through this conference we seek to identify gaps in our understanding, stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration in this exciting field, in particular between Georgia universities. We will also provide an opportunity for younger scientists (new investigators, graduate students and postdoctoral fel- lows) working in the areas of immunology and infectious diseases to have a forum to discuss their most recent data.

Flyer and Agenda

 

Registration deadline: Friday, April 8

Registration information: http://glycomics.ccrc.uga.edu/symposium-registration/registration.action

Registration fee for students and Postdocs is only $3

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, April 8

Abstract submission information: http://glycomics.ccrc.uga.edu/symposium-registration/abstract.action


February 23, 2017

Major Equipment and Facilities and Resources documents were updated for the Emory Integrated Computational Core


February 16, 2017

Glycomics Data Club

February 28, 2017
11:30 – 1:00 pm
ROLLINS RESEARCH CENTER 4052 (Biochemistry Conference Room)


O-Glycans in Thrombosis
Renhao Li, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Divison of Hematology/Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Platelets and a plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) play a critical role in the pathogenesis of thrombotic microangiopathy and the associated thrombocytopenia. Our recent study of VWF and its platelet receptor GPIb-IX suggests the involvement of O-linked glycans in regulating the activities of VWF and GPIb-IX, which lead to thrombocytopenia and pro-thrombotic states under certain circumstances. Our studies illustrate the need for new tools of site-specific modifications of O-glycans.


 

PIZZA WILL ARRIVE AT 11:30


January 18, 2017

11th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium

April 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Univeristy of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

The focus of this year’s symposium is broadly in the area of the gly- cobiology of immunology and infectious diseases, a research area that has seen remarkable growth over the last decade. We have invited world-class speakers who work in three areas: Microbiome, Virology/ Vaccines, and Host/Pathogen interactions. Through this conference we seek to identify gaps in our understanding, stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration in this exciting field, in particular between Georgia universities. We will also provide an opportunity for younger scientists (new investigators, graduate students and postdoctoral fel- lows) working in the areas of immunology and infectious diseases to have a forum to discuss their most recent data.

Flyer and Agenda

 


January 17, 2017

Clinical Research Boot Camp 101

February 24, 2017, 7:45 AM - 4 PM

Dobbs Univeristy Center Ballroom

This workshop is designed to provide faculty, staff and post-docs with a comprehensive overview of key clinical research components such as survey design, IRB, database management and other Emory resources. Register by Jan. 27. 

Agenda

 


January 17, 2017

DAR Town Hall Meeting Announcement 1-27-17


January 4, 2017

CFAR-Winship Ignites: Strategizing Synergies in Methods and Content

January 19, 2017, 8 AM - 1 PM

Lawrence P. & Ann Estes Klamon Room, 8th Floor, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins School of Public Health

Agenda

 


December 22, 2016

2017 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care

 


October 26, 2016

Sys/Bio/Info Seminar "Data Preprocessing Pipelines for Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics"

The monthly meeting of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics interest group continues Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 12 pm, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Room 200. 

We will feature a seminar by: 

Xiuxia Du, PhD (Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNCC)

- "ADAP-LC and ADAP-GC: Data Preprocessing Pipelines for Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics"

* Sponsored by HERECULES Exposome Research Center (http://emoryhercules.com/).

The meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month, 12 pm. As usual, anyone is welcome to bring a short talk, friends, and questions. 

LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE

 


October 24, 2016

ICI Nov 2016 Data Club


October 21, 2016

Glycomics Data Club

October 25, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 pm
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 190P


Mumps Virus Glycan Receptors: Sickening Sweet, but Low-Carb?
Donald R. Latner, PhD
Microbiologist
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Since 2006, there have been several relatively large outbreaks of mumps virus among highly vaccinated populations in the U.S. The basis for these outbreaks is not clear since there is only one serotype of virus and since there are no parameters of the immune response that are known to reliably assure protection from symptomatic disease. In certain individuals, wildtype mumps virus infection generates poorly protective immunity as evidenced by recurrent symptomatic infections. Similarly, certain individuals who have received two or even three doses of vaccine are susceptible to symptomatic infection. (parotitis, and orchitis in post-pubertal males). In contrast, it is estimated that as many as 30% of immunologically naïve individuals experience no symptoms following wildtype infection, despite evidence of seroconversion. The reasons for this divergence in clinical outcomes are unknown.

Mumps virus requires sialic acid to bind and enter the host cell, and previous reports suggest that mumps binds sialic acid in 2,3, 2,6, and 2,8 linkages, with a neurovirulent strain showing preference for 2,6 binding. A very recent report by Kubota et al (2016 PNAS,113:11579-11584; PMID 27671656) indicates that several mumps strains bind only 2,3 sialic acid in simple unbranched trisaccharides and that binding is inhibited by branched glycan structures. While these studies have used a limited number of glycans, we propose to utilize an extensive library of glycan structures available through the Emory Glycomics Core Facility to more fully characterize mumps receptor binding. We hypothesize that variation in host expression of specific glycan structures may contribute to individual susceptibility to symptomatic infection and to the characteristic pathology.

Latner DR and Hickman CJ (2015) “Remembering Mumps” PLoS Pathog. 2015 May 7;11(5):e1004791.

 

PIZZA WILL ARRIVE AT 11:30 IN SOM RM 190P


September 28, 2016

Illumina HT12 Chip Discontinued 12/9/16

The HumanHT-12 v4 Expression BeadChip Kit will be discontinued on December 9th, 2016. Suggested alternatives include the TruSeq Stranded Total RNA, TruSeq RNA Access, and TruSeq Stranded mRNA kits for RNA sequencing. Illumina remains committed to providing you with high-quality support and service during this transition.


May 2, 2016

New website for Human Tissue Procurement Service launched.

The Human Tissue Procurement Service, part of Winship's Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource, collects, stores, and distributes human tissues to clinicians and researchers. The new website for the service launched last week.


Older Articles

  • 11th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium
    • April 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 6 PM
    • University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
    • Registration and Abstract submission deadline: Friday, April 8, 2017
  • Join us for Emory Core Week!
    • April 24-28th
    • Core Day April 28, 2017 2:00 - 5:00 pm, WHSCAB Auditorium