Events and Announcements
Public Health 101: Introduction to Modeling Infectious Disease
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 1:30-4:30pm
Where: TMEC 227
Infectious disease is an area where mathematical models can play an important role in understanding transmission dynamics and predicting the impact of intervention programs. They are also valuable in identifying areas where further empirical work is necessary. This course provides an introduction to modeling infectious disease by describing some of the most ubiquitous model types and providing context on how to interpret them. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate a basic model to gain understanding of the process of mathematical modeling and will be challenged to envision how mathematical models could enhance their own work.
The Power of Multiplexed Proteomics
When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Armenise Amphitheatre
*Reception to follow in Modell Atirum
Steve Gygi, PhD
Marc Kirschner, PhD
Mike Weekes, MD, PhD
Bruce Spiegleman, PhD
Schedule an information session with the NEW HSPH Bioinformatics Core.
There is a new bioinformatics core available to researchers at HMS. In an effort to provide bioinformatics analysis services and training to the HMS Community, the HMS Tools and Technology Program has provided additional support and resources to the HSPH Bioinformatics Core (HBC).
Want to learn more about HBC?
HBC Information Sessions: HBC can deliver presentations at departmental meetings or lab meetings. The presentation would be 10-15 minutes and would provide a brief overview of the core and what kind of support they provide.
If you are interested in scheduling an information session or would like to learn more please contact Meeta Mistry, Bioinformatics Analyst at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Multiplexed Proteomics at Harvard Medical School
The new Thermo Fisher Scientific Center at Harvard Medical School offers proteome-wide protein expression profiling. The Center uses recently-introduced high resolution mass spectrometers (Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid) and isobaric tandem mass tags (TMT) to quantify protein expression from cells or tissues. Currently the tandem mass tag technology allows for the analysis of 6-10 samples within a single experiment. For example, protein expression in a cancer cell line can be profiled after nine drug treatments and compared to an untreated sample across >6,000 proteins. The services are provided to the HMS community as well as external users.
Please visit the website at http://tcmp.hms.harvard.edu for more information and details on submitting samples.
The Longwood Medical Area CyTOF Core Facility
The Longwood Medial Area (LMA) CyTOF Core Facility uses innovative technology available to the Harvard Medical School Community that integrates Mass Spectrometry with Flow Cytometry.
The heart of the facility is a CyTOF®2 Mass Cytometer (pictured above) that is capable of analyzing, at the single cell level, up to 40 markers simultaneously with minimal signal overlap. The facility has both a dedicated operator and a data analyst who assist investigators as they design assays, process samples, and analyze the high dimensional data produced by the CyTOF.
The IVIS (In-Vivo Imaging System) Lumina II mouse imager
The HMS Mouse Imaging Core provides access for researchers to in-vivo mouse imaging for endpoint and longitudinal studies using either luminescent or fluorescent reporters in an Animal Biosafety Level 2 environment. Staff from the ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility oversee the IVIS (In-Vivo Imaging System) Lumina II mouse imager and its use, while the IVIS room is operated and maintained by the HCCM (Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine). Staff members provide access and training for the imager and data analysis computers, while the HCCM oversees all room and animal operations including facility access, safety training and orientation, animal transfers and husbandry, and protocol approval.
High-throuput chemical and RNAi screening
This symposium featured a number of brief talks outlining high-throughput screening technologies and resources available throughout the Harvard community.
Find out more HERE.
HMS Core Facilities Talk and Poster Session
The TnT Committee hosted a poster session and a series of talks to highlight the services, facilities and shared equipment available to researchers on the Quad.
Find out more HERE.