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Event Announcements and Core Highlights

HMS Core Facilities Poster Session

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 2nd Floor Lounge
View the Event Flyer HERE.

This event will help build awareness of the many resources and services available to researchers at HMS. Join us to interact with core facility staff and learn more about the services, facilties, and shared equipment available to you.

Facilities represented include: Analytical Chem Core; Biopolymers NextGen Sequencing Facility; Center for Macromolecular Interactions; DF/HCC DNA Resource Core; DFCI Confocal and Light Microscopy; Drosophila RNAi Screening Center; East Quad Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility; Genome Engineering Production Group; Harvard Center for Biological imaging; HSCRB Histology Core; Harvard Stem Cell Institute iPS Core; Harvard X-Ray Laboratory; HMS Electron Microscopy Faciltiy; HMS Microfluidics Core; HMS Mouse Imaging; HMS Research Instrumentation Core Facility; HNDC Advanced Tissue Resource Core; HNDC Enhanced Neuroimaging Core; HNDC NeuroBehavior Laboratory; HSPH Bioinformatics Core; ICCB-Longwood; Image and Data Analysis Core; Imaging Solutions for Scientific Communication; Immunology Division Flow Cytometry Facility; Longwood Medical Area CyTOF Core Facility; Neurobiology Imaging Facility; Nikon Imaging Center; SBGrid Computing Core; Systems Biology Flow Cytometry Facility; Taplin Mass Spectrometry Facility; The eagle-i project @ Harvard Catalyst; The Institute for Quantitative Social Science; Thermo Fisher Center for Multiplexed Proteomics.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Tools and Technology Program (TnT) at Harvard Medical School.

Next Generation Sequencing Technologies:  Principles and Applications

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: TBD

The CRISPR-Cas9 System and the Future of Genome Editing

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: TBD

Find out more HERE.

Digital Image Analysis with ImageJ

When: October 29 - October 31
Where: L2-025, Countway Library Computer Classroom, Harvard Medical School

This intensive 3-day workshop taught by Dr. Lai Ding, manager of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Enhanced Neuroimaging Core, introduces ImageJ, its basic functions, and its macro programming capabilities. Using real imaging projects performed at the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center's Enhanced Neuroimaging Core, Dr. Ding will demonstrate common image analysis tasks such as basic image processing, stack alignment, cell counting and measurement. Macro writing will be covered to demonstrate how to automate a series of ImageJ commands, to process massive datasets automatically and to store results as desired.

Find out more and register for the workshop HERE.


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

View the event flyer 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).

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:


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.