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Upcoming Events, Announcements, and Core Highlights


An Introduction to R and R Graphics Workshop

When: Friday, June 26, 2015 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: L2-025, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
Registration Required HERE.

The workshop will cover:
• Introduction to importing and managing datasets
• Basic statistical analyses and common graphical displays
• Basics of graphing with the ggplot2 graphics package
More details about the workshop can be found HERE.

Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Tools and Technology Committee (TnT) and Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (HNDC). Taught by the Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core.


CRISPR: The Opportunities & Challenges of Targeted Genome Editing

When: Monday, June 29, 2015 | 8:00-11:30am
Where: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA
Registration Required HERE.

Targeted genome editing has rapidly evolved from a niche technology to a method used by many biological researchers. The widespread interest has been accelerated by the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) technology, which has been used to easily and efficiently modify genes in a wide variety of cell types and in organisms that have traditionally been challenging to manipulate genetically. The impact of CRISPR technology has not been fully defined, however, the power to perform targeted alterations of genome sequences could transform biological research and spur the development of novel therapeutics.


Introductory Flow Cytometry

When: Monday, October 5, 2015 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: TBD
More info HERE.

Advanced Flow Cytometry

When: Monday, October 19, 2015 | 1:30-4:00pm
Where: TBD
More info HERE.

Next Generation Sequencing Technologies:  Principles and Applications

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: TBD
More info HERE.

The CRISPR-Cas9 System and the Future of Genome Editing

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: TBD
More info HERE.


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).

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:


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 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.

Visit the Core's website for more infortmation and to access the facility.


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.

See the ICCB website for more details and contact information.

Upcoming Events


Past Events


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.