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The following article appeared in the “Solutions” section of the 2012 ABRF Communications magazine, distributed that the 2012 ABRF conference in Orlando, FL.   A View from the Core When Dr. Todd Waldman MD PhD, made his ground-breaking discovery into the genetic basis for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors, he did so through the help […]

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Guest post: Making the most of peer networking


This is a guest post by Susanna Perkins, Director of Research Cores & Operations in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at University of Massachusetts Medical School (full bio below).  Seven years ago, I was hired by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) to centralize their core facilities management from an operations […]

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Guest post: The rise of contractual conservatism – will it subvert sharing of scientific resources?


This is a guest post by Stephen Byers, Director of the Lombardi Shared Resources at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University (full bio below).  As director of shared resources at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and as Director of the Translation Technologies component of the Georgetown/Howard Univerity CTSA, my goal is to provide our […]

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Guest post: The things you can learn from sequencing: Microbes, Primates, and Climate Change


This is a guest post by Carl Yeoman, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who will start as Assistant Professor in the Animal and Range Sciences Dept. at Montana State University in August (full bio below).  At this year’s Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) 2012 conference, […]

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We’re heading to ABRF 2012!


In 10 days, my colleagues and I will pack our bags and head off to Orlando, Florida for the annual meeting of the Association for Biomolecular Resources Facilities (ABRF).   Believing, as we do, that our mission and vision aligns well with the goals of core facilities around the world, we’re excited about the opportunity to […]

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