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RNA-Seq Analysis Workshop

When: Friday, February 6, 2015 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Countway Library, Room L2-025, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115

Registration will open at 9am on January 23:

RNA-Seq is replacing microarrays as a new tool to study transcriptome changes through massively parallel "Next Generation" sequencing (NGS). The ability to read cDNA sequences directly makes it possible to study nonmodel organisms as well as model organisms with unprecedented sensitivity and reproducibility. This introductory workshop will cover best practices for quality control, read alignment, and expression analysis using RNA-seq data.

Find out more about the workshop HERE.


Imaging Essentials

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Goldenson 229

NEW: Figures for Journals

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Goldenson 229

Harnessing the Power of Photoshop

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Goldenson 229

iPad Tips and Tricks in the HMS Environment

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Goldenson 229

Find out more about all upcoming RIS courses here.


Functional Genomics and Screening

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 1:00-4:30pm
Where: TMEC 227

Transposon-Insertion Sequencing: the design and analysis of a new approach for bacterial genetics

When: Thursday, January 29, 2105 | 1:00-4:00pm
Where: TMEC 324

Presentation Techniques for Scientists

When: Monday, February 2, 2015 | 1:00-3:00pm
Where: TBD

Find out more about Nanocourses HERE.

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.

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


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.