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SomaScan Research Day
November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The 2016 SomaScan Research Day will be the most special yet, as the ICBR is now the eighth vendor in the world certified to perform SomaScan Assays for customers worldwide. The seminar-style event will be hosted next door to the ICBR, on November 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., on the first floor of the Emerging Pathogens Institute – Room 150. Speakers will include ICBR Associate Director of Science, Dr. Steve Madore; Associate Director of North American Sales, SomaLogic, Inc., Andy Keys; Dr. Cecilia Silva-Sanchez, ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Senior Chemist; Professor, Director of UF Myology Institute, Dr. H. Lee Sweeney; and Professor, Faculty Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Faculty Director, Dr. Sixue Chen.
For those interested in biomarker discovery technology to accelerate your research: ICBR’s Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core is now accepting applications for a free SOMAscan pilot study. The free study will allow select applicants to bring in and test their own samples using our newly-implemented SomaScan assay service. The service has the capability to detect the levels of over 1300 biomakers rapidly and accurately, and will include all reagents required to analyze 24 biological samples (plasma, serum, or cell/tissue lysates). The SOMAscan assay is one of the most powerful protein biomarker discovery tools. It includes 1,310 different SOMAmer reagents, which are slow off-rate modified aptamers highly specific for respective cognate protein biomarkers.
Examiners will be responsible for providing adequate amount of samples needed for the experiments and data analysis/interpretation.
A one page submission form describing your experiments should be completed and submitted to ICBR-Proteomics@ad.ufl.edu upon event commencement. This entry form will be included in a special raffle. Winners will be announced at the end of the day.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
For more information, please contact Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry core at: ICBR-Proteomics@ad.ufl.edu