ANNOUNCING THE ABRF 2015 Conference MOBILE APP!

With the ABRF2015 mobile app, you can:

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  • Find attendees and connect with your colleagues through Friends
  • Share your event photos and experiences with the Photo Gallery
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Pre-conference Workshops

Check out the exciting opportunities for expanding your knowledge and honing  your skills at the workshops held Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Read more »

Poster Awards

ABRF Poster Awards, sponsored by Waters Corporation: In addition to providing cash to defray the cost of travel for the authors of the best posters presented at ABRF 2015, the Poster Awards grant the authors the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their work during the meeting. For past recipients, click here.

See all the award opportunities here.

Drs. John G. White and William Bradshaw Amos will receive the ABRF Award for the development of the Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscope

They developed and patented the first high-resolution, laser scanning confocal microscope for biological application in 1987. Their design and implementation was the first widely accessible system for the biomedical research community. It would become the foundation for many subsequent commercial instruments, including modern state-of-the-art multi-photon and super-resolution microscopy systems.
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Special Workshop in cooperation with NIH:  Enhancing Efficiency of Research Core Facilities

The NIH invests substantial resources in core research facilities – centralized shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, and expert consultation, and other services to scientific and clinical investigators. The NIH wants to hear from institutional leaders and core facility administrators and directors about how to improve efficiency including centralizing management, sharing, and co-locating cores.
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Plenary Speakers

Lynn Bry, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator and Director of the Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD), Director of the Specimen Bank, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John Condeelis, PhD
The Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research Professor & Co-Chair, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program Co-Director, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Daniel C. Liebler, PhD
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Susannah Green Tringe, Ph.D.
Metagenome Program Lead, Joint Genome Institute (JGI

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There are Four Main Technology Tracks that Feature the Following Session Topics

Administrative Track

  • Cost analysis and rate setting
  • Lean enterprise practices in the operation of cores
  • Building a sustainable portfolio of core facilities
  • Inter-core partnerships
  • Trending core business challenges and how to overcome them

Genomics Track

  • Single-cell genomics
  • Fast and low cost NGS sample preparation
  • Metagenomics
  • Large-Scale RNA-Seq analysis, normalization and Interpretation
  • Gene Editing

Imaging Track

  • Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM)
  • Sample Clearing Methods
  • Challenging Sample Preparations
  • Watching Biology in Action – Live Cell Imaging
  • Live Cell Imaging Tips and Tools
  • New Horizons for Light Microscopy

Proteomics Track

  • Antibody Discovery and Characterization
  • Top-down Sequencing of Intact Proteins
  • Single Cell Mass Spectrometry
  • Quantitative Proteomics
  • Metabolomics

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