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Quarter 3 Newsletter 2022

18 October 2022

Gene expression

Register for face-to-face Gene Expression Workshop 

We are excited to be hosting our annual Gene Expression Workshop from Thermo Fisher Scientific face-to-face next month on the Cardiff University Cathays Park site. Registration is now open, please see details below:

REGISTER HERE! This training workshop will include an introduction to gene expression, sample preparation, and workshops on both qPCR and microarray technologies; introducing these technologies, the range of applications and the analysis.Thermo Fisher will also be available after the workshop for any further questions or discussions on a one-on-one basis.This workshop is free to attend. It is open to researchers both inside and outside Cardiff University and suitable for researchers with all levels of experience of these technologies, including beginners. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this upcoming workshop.
Date: Wednesday 16th November 
Time: 9.30am - 1pm 
Location: Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3WA.

Theoretical and Practical Flow Cytometry training 

We are also pleased to be hosting theoretical and practical training sessions on flow cytometry by Dr Graham Bottley from InCytometry on 9th and 10th November. These sessions will be held face-to-face in the Henry Wellcome Building on the Heath Park campus:

Flow Cytometry Theory
Date: Wednesday 9th November
Time: 9.30am - 4pm 
Location: UG14, Henry Wellcome Building, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN

Flow Cytometry Practical
Date: Thursday 10th November
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: GF22, Henry Wellcome Building, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN 

The cost of these training sessions will be £50 for full day theory and £25 for half day practical to cover the cost of the external trainer. CBS will invoice all attendees afterwards. These courses are open to researchers both inside and outside Cardiff University.

Software available to Cardiff University researchers 


FlowJo from BD is the leading platform for single-cell flow cytometry analysis. 
Here at CBS we have a site portal licence for FlowJo with two licence options for Cardiff University researchers:
  1. An individual licence linked to a person and an email which can be used by that person on four devices
  2. A licence for a shared computer that multiple users can use one at a time

Click here to learn all about this software and contact us if you want to enquire about setting up a licence.

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)

IPA from Qiagen is an all-in-one, web-based software application that enables analysis, integration and understanding of data from gene expression, miRNA and SNP microarrays, as well as metabolomics, proteomics and RNAseq experiments. IPA allows searches for targeted information on genes, proteins, chemicals and drugs, and the building of interactive models of interactive systems.

Click here to learn all about this software. Contact us to find out about the two week free trial available from Qiagen and how to join the Cardiff University licensing group for further usage.

Qiagen will be holding a training on IPA soon, look out for details to follow...

Supporting your research with Nanostring technologies 

Nanostring technology has come to Cardiff University with the arrival of the nCounter Analysis System and GeoMX Digital Spacial Profiler. The nCounter Analysis System is housed in CBS and is available for researchers inside and outside of Cardiff University. Click here to learn about how this technology can support your research, from oncology to drug development, from neuroscience to cell and gene therapy. Contact us today to find out more about accessing this technology.

STOP PRESS! We will be hosting a seminar by NanoString on the nCounter Analysis System on 22nd November (10.30 am to midday).... look out for details coming soon!

GW4 launches new Development Awards to bolster collaboration

Cardiff University researchers can apply for one-off awards up to £5K thanks to a new funding scheme launched by GW4 in July 2022. These GW4 Building Communities Development Awards will support new, and advance existing, collaborations across the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter by funding single activities or resources. The small awards can be used for a variety of purposes, such as developing stakeholder relationships, seminars, community workshops, or public engagement activities. Projects which include external partners such as industry and charities are encouraged. Click here to read all the details of this new scheme.

GW4 brings together Cardiff, Bath, Bristol and Exeter universities to champion research and innovation for the region. Click here to learn about further funding opportunities, resources and much more.

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