News & Announcements

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Recent News


Visit ICBR at College of Medicine Celebration of Research

Jan 26th, 2015

Learn more about ICBR core facilities and services at the 2015 University of Florida College of Medicine Celebration of Research. Join us in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center during the […]

Paul Chipman

Paul Chipman new Electron Microscopy Interim Scientific Director

Jan 15th, 2015

We are pleased to announce Paul Chipman as the Interim Scientific Director in the Electron Microscopy core. Paul, assistant director for research in the Macromolecular Structure Group of the University […]

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Publication: Plant in space article is journal’s most highly accessed and mentioned

Jan 15th, 2015

ICBR’s director, Robert Ferl, PhD, and his research collaborators have been recognized for publishing the most highly accessed paper in the history of the journal BMC Plant Biology. Their research was published in 2012 and […]


The Ion Proton™ Sequencer

Oct 15th, 2014

The ICBR Nextgen DNA Sequencing core offers University of Florida researchers and core customers the most up-to-date platforms. With this commitment, ICBR now provides additional high-throughput sequencing with the Life […]


Orbitrap Mass Spec added to Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry core

Oct 1st, 2014

The ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry core now offers services using the newly acquired Thermo Scientific™ Q Exactive™ Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer. This instrument is the newest generation of the popular Orbitrap series. It […]

Electron Microscopy Reduced Services: October 13-16

Oct 1st, 2014

The Electron Microscopy core will only offer reduced services October 13th through 16th. Self-service instrumentation will not be accessible during this time.

PacBio SMRT genome sequencing

ICBR Scientists Assist in Effort to Create RNA-seq Standards

Sep 4th, 2014

A recent paper in Nature Biotechnology explores established methodology and develops new protocols for RNA sequencing on the four most used next generation sequencing instruments. It was undertaken by members of the Association […]

NextGen DNA Sequencing and PacBio

Interested in Partnering with ICBR for New Instrumentation?

Aug 27th, 2014

ICBR can work with you to obtain new instrumentation and equipment through grant writing and collaborations. Coming up on September 18, please join us for a seminar designed to answer […]

High throughput library prep Agilent

Now Available: High-Throughput Library Preparation

Jul 21st, 2014

The ICBR Gene Expression & Genotyping core has increased its capacity to serve customers with acquisition of the Agilent Bravo Automated Liquid Handler NGS Workstation. The instrument makes high-throughput NextGen library preparation available […]


ICBR Core changes concurrent with retirement of longstanding staff

Jul 14th, 2014

Effective July 1, the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research merged four cores into two as part of organizational changes to better represent services offered. Additionally, three cores underwent name changes. The […]