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Introduction to ChIP-Seq Analysis

When: Monday, March 9, 2015 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: L2-025, Countway Library Computer Classroom

Register HERE.
*Registration will open February 23 at 9:00am.

This workshop will introduce basic concepts and illustrate an end-to-end ChIP-Seq analysis workflow through live tutorials using the Galaxy analytical framework. *No experience using the Galaxy interface or command line required.

The workshop will cover:
-Introduction to Galaxy
-Quality control, read alignment, peak calling, and motif detection
-Downstream functional enrichment analysis

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Tools and Technology Program (TnT) and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (HNDC).


NGS Data Analysis Course

Schedule: The full schedule is listed below; a more detailed agenda is available here.

March 23-24th: Software Carpentry (UNIX, R and version control with Git)
April 7-8th: Introduction to Computational Clusters and NGS Data Analysis
April 20-21st: RNA-Seq Part I
May 4-5th: RNA-Seq Part II and Genome Browsers
May 18-19th:  Exome-Seq and Variant Calling
June 1-2nd: ChIP-Seq and Closing Remarks

The application deadline has been extended until February 20th, 2015.
Please see course page for detailed directions to apply.

-HNDC 3-Day Workshop-

Digital Image Analysis with ImageJ

When: March 19-21, 2015 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: L2-025, Countway Library Computer Classroom

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.

Click HERE to download details and enrollment information.


Fluorescence Microscopy

When: Friday, February 20, 2015 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: LHRRB, Room 113
More information and registration details HERE.

Educational Lecture Series: Confocal Microscopy

When: Friday, February 27, 2015 | 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Warren Alpert Building, Room 563
More information and registration details HERE.


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.


Microbial Genomics

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 1:00-4:00pm
Where: TBD

The Microbiome and Health and Disease

When: Thursday, April 9, 2105 | 1:00-4:30pm
Where: TBD

The Art of Scientific Storytelling:  Transform Your Research Manuscript Using a Step-By-Step Formula

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 2:00-4:00pm
Where: TMEC 209

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.