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Quarter 2 Newsletter 2022

23 June 2022

Proteins and diagnostics
Plate preparation.

Reminding you what Central Biotechnology Services has on offer!

As restrictions have now eased, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of some of the services we have available here at Central Biotechnology Services. These services are available to researchers based at Cardiff University, other universities, the NHS and external businesses. Depending on the specific instrument, we offer a fully managed service, experimental design advice or user access to our facilities.

Our flow cytometry range includes an Amnis ImageStream X Mark II, a BD FACSAria III Cell sorter and a BD FACSymphony A3 Cell Analyzer in addition to a selection of bench top flow cytometers.

Our genomics range comprises Real-time qPCR instruments, an Affymetrix Microarray platform, an Eppendorf epMotion® P5073 liquid handling robot and our new Nanostring nCounter MAX Analysis system.

We also have a Biacore T200instrument for the label free analysis of macromolecular interactions and a MESO QuickPlex SQ 120 platform from MSD for electrochemiluminescence immunoassays.

In addition to wide-ranging technical and bioinformatics support, we offer advice on quality management and accreditation.

Visit our website to learn more about our full range of services or contact us to discuss your specific needs!

Training update

Thank you to all of you who have attended our recent training sessions on qPCR, Flow Cytometry theory and FlowJo software. 

We will continue to schedule courses, some free and some on a cost recovery basis, some online and some face-to-face, to support researchers as much as we can. Please contact us to discuss your training needs, offer suggestions and continue to check our website and follow us on Twitter for details of upcoming events.

Interested in learning about data?

ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. These resources include databases, software tools, cloud storage and training materials such as TeSS. TeSSis Elixir's online training portal that gathers life science training materials and training courses from across Europe, This makes it easier for scientists to find the training they need... have a look!

Learn more about the ELIXIR-UK DaSH Fellowship. This fellowship aims to embed Research Data Management (RDM) know-how into UK universities and institutes, with Cardiff University being part of the delivery team. Click here to read all the details.

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