Welcome to the Core Biology Facility's Website!
Annual Open House!
The Core Biology and Core Synthesis & Analytical Services Facilities will hold their annual open house on October 16th 2012, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Staff at the Core Biology Facility will be on hand to provide tours. Also, the Core Synthesis & Analytical Servcies Facility will have demos in Dunbar 156.
The Center for Protease Research Core Biology Facility (CBF) was established
in January 2003 to provide access to equipment and specialized training in
the areas of molecular biology and tissue culture. This interdisciplinary
center was initially established with funding from an NCRR-NIH-COBRE grant
to aid in testing inhibitors for matrix metalloproteinases and to enhance the
biomedical research environment at NDSU.
Dr. Tao Wang, Research Assistant Professor, is the Manager of the facility and is available to provide
technical training and consultations on experimental design. Abbey Walski, Research Technician, is also available to assist investigators with equipment training, sample analysis, and data processing. Please see the menu tabs for a description
of the Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture Labs.
If you are interested
in getting a tour of the CBF, using the equipment in the Molecular Biology
or Tissue Culture Labs, or visiting with Dr. Wang about potential projects
that the CBF could assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact
us. To see the latest edition of our newsletter, please click this link.
We have recently added a new Storm 865 Imager and ImageQuant TL software to the the Core Biology Facility! This imager is able to detect blue and red fluorescence and chemifluorescence, in addition to performing filmless autoradiography. Please check out www.geStorm for a full description of the Storm's capabilities. The Imager is located in IACC 316 (Molecular Biology Lab) and Tao will be happy to walk you through how to use it.
Accrediting the Core Biology Facility
As Director of the Core Biology Facility, I frequently am questioned as to the policy of the Center regarding citation of the contribution of the Core Biology Facility and its personnel on publications. In order to clarify this issue, the following policy has been established, effective January 1, 2010.
Two situations are considered.
A) One, contributions of Core personnel, while helpful for the research, were not sufficient to meet publication authorship standards.
B) The contributions of the Core personnel were significant in completing the research.
A): General Contribution of the Core Biology Facility in Publications:
If the publication includes data obtained partially or completely through the use of the Core Biology Facility or through assistance by its personnel, please include the following statements in the acknowledgement section of your manuscript:
“Funding for the Core Biology Facility used in this publication was made possible by NIH Grant Number 2P20 RR015566 from the National Center for Research Resources. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”
B): Significant Contribution of Core Biology Facility Personnel and Consideration for Co-Authorship:
It is suggested that personnel in the Core Biology Facility (CBF) be seriously considered for co-authorship on manuscripts if his/her/their contribution meets one or more of the following criteria:
He/She has made significant contributions towards the project design and/or direction of the project. This includes meetings with PIs or students to discuss project design and direction, establishing protocols, interpreting data, and directing students on experimental progress.
Data being published in the manuscript were collected from experiments designed and carried out by CBF personnel.
He/She has contributed written sections of manuscripts to be submitted such as (but not limited to) portions of Material and Methods sections, interpretations of data, or discussions of data application or potential impact.
It is requested that any CBF personnel member being considered for co-authorship on a manuscript be notified, provided with the opportunity to review the manuscript in question, and provide their permission to be included on the paper prior to submission of the manuscript for review.
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Keith Benton, molecular biology graduate student, setting up a PCR reaction on the thermal cycler.
Last updated: October 5, 2012