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Team Science and Big Data
Cores at the Frontier
March 22 - 25, 2014 Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico


NIH Names Dr. Philip E. Bourne Associate Director for Data Science
Dr. Patrick O'Farrell to receive 2014 ABRF Award
GenomeWeb Survey: ABRF Best Technology/Instrumentation Conference
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
Waters Corporation is sponsoring the ABRF 2014 poster awards.
ABRF members receive over 20% discount on conference registration.

Introducing the ABRF 2014 Annual Conference

ABRF 2014 “Team Science and Big Data: Cores at the Frontier” will bring together leaders in these emerging disciplines to address the role that core facilities are playing in the information revolution. At the meeting, facility directors and managers, staff scientists, administrators, government sponsors and industrial partners will convene to present their latest research results, technologies, programs and products aimed at facilitating Team Science and Big Data initiatives.   read more ►

Who should attend - Not just OMICS! The ABRF is expanding in new directions making it the must-attend meeting for core facility professionals. If you are involved in bioinformatics, flow cytometry, genomics, light microscopy/imaging, monoclonal antibodies, proteomics, facility administration/management, or technology/instrumentation development, you won't want to miss ABRF 2014. read more ►
Join us at the premier conference for core facility professionals, technologies, and instrumentation in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico - March 22-25, 2014.

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Keynote Speaker

Phillip BournePhilip E. Bourne PhD is Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health. He is the former Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industrial Alliances at the University of California San Diego. Bourne's professional interests focus on relevant biological and educational outcomes derived from computation and scholarly communication. This implies algorithms, text mining, machine learning, metalanguages, biological databases, and visualization applied to problems in systems pharmacology, evolution, cell signaling, apoptosis, immunology and scientific dissemination. read more ►

ABRF Award Recipient

Patrick O’Farrell received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he developed the technique of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis in the 70’s.  This technique provided a global approach to the study of proteins that founded the field of proteomics.  He joined the faculty of the Dept. of Biochem. & Biophys., UCSF in 1979 as an Assistant Professor and he is now a Professor in the same department.  Patrick O’Farrell led one of the first positional cloning efforts...  read more ►

Technology Track Plenary Speakers

These accomplished scientists highlight the Proteomics, Imaging and Genomics Technology Tracks featured at ABRF 2014.

Albert J.R. Heck, PhD

Albert HeckDr. Heck’s proteomics research focuses on embryonic and adult stem cells. The Heck group is known for its specific expertise in the mass spectrometric analysis of intact proteins and protein complexes. They develop unique and dedicated instruments, most recently a new modified Orbitrap that can be considered a serious breakthrough for top-down proteomics. read more ►

Peter Friedl, MD, PhD

Peter FriedlDr. Friedl's research interest is the visualization of cell-matrix interactions and dynamic cell patterning during immune cell interactions and tumor invasion. His group uses 3D extracellular matrix based cell culture models and advanced imaging procedures. Recently, they have begun in vivo-imaging of tumor and immune cell migration by multiphoton microscopy. read more ►

Peggy J. Farnham, PhD

Peggy J. FarnhamDr. Farnham is an international leader in the study of chromatin regulation and its control of transcription factor binding and function. She is a member of an international consortia of genomic scientists working on the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA elements) Project and a member of an NIH Roadmap Reference Epigenome Mapping Center. read more ►