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


ICBR Winter Break: Closures, Reduced Services and Billing Schedule

Dec 10th, 2014

ICBR Closed December 25 – January 1 ICBR labs will be officially closed during the UF holiday: Thursday, December 25 through Thursday, January 1. No samples or other packages can […]


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 […]

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 […]