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Quarter 3 Newsletter 2020

9 October 2020


Thank you

Our facility has been open throughout 2020 to enable essential work both from Cardiff University and external businesses to take place. COVID-19 response activities have included supporting the setting up of population screening by Cardiff University, and undertaking validation of a commercial product for an external client.

In line with Cardiff University's successful phased approach to enable access to research laboratories, it is great to now be welcoming back many more researchers. We also encourage external businesses to continue to contact us about our services.

Prior to starting work in our facility, please continue to remember to contact one of our CBS Technologists. This is important as it ensures that we keep you updated on any new measures that we have in place to ensure safe working. Thank you also for continuing to use our booking system to book all CBS hosted equipment that you plan to use.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Join our Gene Expression webinar series

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a three part Gene Expression webinar series by ThermoFisher in November. These webinars will be held on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, from 2pm to 4pm each day.  

Please register for the webinars by using the links below:
PART 1 Introduction to Gene Expression - November 10th
PART 2 qPCR workshop - November 11th
PART 3 Microarray workshop - November 12th

These webinars are open to researchers in Cardiff University, other academic institutions and businesses. They are suitable for researchers new to these fields as well as more experienced researchers. We look forward to you joining us.


We are excited to be taking control of the I am Cardiff Twitter account from 26th to 30th October... Check it out that week for CBS information and news!

Flow cytometry courses

It is great to see so many Cardiff University researchers signing up for the latest flow cytometry theory and FlowJo software courses by InCytometry to be held in October.

There are still some places remaining for the FlowJo course on Thursday 29th October (9.30 am). Further flow cytometry theory courses will be held soon so please contact us if you want to go on the waiting list.

Bionano Genomics webinar

Register here for the webinar by Bionano Genomics that we are hosting on Tuesday 3rd November (10 am). While NGS has been around for decades, challenges are still presented when samples present large and complex structural variations. Bionano Genomics is able to image ultra high weight molecular DNA, spotting all structural variants over 500bp right up to the megabase size. Come and join the webinar to find out more!

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