News & Announcements

The most recent news posts and ICBR announcements are shown below. For more information, or to schedule an event please call (352) 273-8030 or e-mail ICBR.

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Recent News

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 […]

Cellomics-ELISA 13-3

ICBR core name changes effective July 1

Jun 17th, 2014

In order to better represent the UF ICBR cores and their services, each Core will now stand independently on the first-level navigation on the website effective July 1. This reduces the […]


ICBR contributes to citrus genome sequencing

Jun 17th, 2014

Knowledge could help fight citrus greening and improve citrus breeding University of Florida scientist Fred Gmitter led an international research team that analyzed genome sequences of 10 citrus varieties, tracing […]

DNA Sequencing

Workshop: 16s metagenomics and Ampliseq targeted sequencing in the IonTorrent

Jun 16th, 2014

Providing the fundamentals of library construction and data analysis for 16S metagenomic sequencing and AmpliSeq™ targeted sequencing using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM).


ICBR contributes magnified images to UF Bug Week 2014

Jun 9th, 2014

The UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research contributed to the University of Florida’s May 19-23 Bug Week excitement with microscopic images of fruit flies, lady bug wings and ticks. The […]


ICBR acquires Illumina NextSeq 500, MiSeq, and Life Technologies Ion Proton™ sequencers

May 2nd, 2014

The ICBR NextGen DNA Sequencing core has committed to increasing sequencing capabilities with the acquisition of three new instruments, available summer 2014. Customers will benefit from the full-service offerings, allowing […]

Bioinformatics DiBiG

New ICBR Bioinformatics group, DiBiG

Apr 4th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Digital Biology Group (DiBiG), a new subunit within the ICBR Bioinformatics core. DiBiG provides full-spectrum bioinformatics services to UF researchers, including […]