The Tools and Technology Committee (TnT) was created to ensure that HMS achieves and maintains world leadership in critical areas of biomedical research. TnT program funds help support and expand our shared facilities and technologies on the quad and help drive new programs in technology innovations and development.
TnT Funding Opportunities
The TnT Program funds upgrade and equipment purchases for existing cores, the purchase of new shared equipment made available within departments, and start-up funds for establishing new core facilities. The TnT Committee is working closely with depatments and department leadership to identify future funding opportunies and needs. Stay tuned for more information.
Featured: Recently Supported Programs
Centralized Mechanism for Scientific Software Support
SBGrid currently supports the structural biology community by collecting, maintaining, and installing the scientific software necessary for research. TnT funding will allow us to expand this service to other disciplines throughout Harvard Medical School. In the first stage of this activity, a comprehensive collection of scientific software supported by SBGrid will be made accessible to all members of the HMS community on the RITG Orchestra Cluster. Access to software collection will be extended to scientific workstations at HMS laboratories as the project develops.
Genome Engineering Production Group
The Genome Engineering Production Group (GEPG) was established in 2013 with the goal of facilitating genome engineering-based research through the availability of reasonably priced tools. The GEPG currently offers custom TALEN and CRISPR nuclease constructs for use in engineering human and mouse cells, as well as for model organisms including zebrafish, C. elegans, and Drosophila. We also offer TALE-based transcriptional activator constructs.