Fargo, N.D. – Two of NDSU’s research laboratories are scheduled to host concurrent open house sessions Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The facilities are available to scientists for research, data analysis, consultations and teaching purposes. Open house attendees can learn information on how the labs can be helpful for their research.
The Core Biology Facility, in Quentin Burdick Building 316 and 354, was established in 2003 with funding from the National Institutes of Health and operated by the Center for Protease Research. The manager is Tao Wang, research assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who joined the center in 2011.
The Core Synthesis and Analytical Services Facility, in Dunbar 156, another Center for Protease Research lab, was started in 2008. Lab manager Ganesh Balasubramanian, research scientist of chemistry and biochemistry, will be available for tours, and also will demonstrate some equipment during the open house.
The Center for Protease Research, with the help of the NDSU Core Labs Initiative, has established a new Core Mass Spectrometry Facility. Tours of the new facility will be available during the Sept. 23 open house. The aim of the facility is to accelerate research and discovery in the fields of mass spectrometry and omics (proteomics, lipidomics and metabolics) by providing NDSU investigators access to cutting-edge technologies and resources.
The facility is open to all NDSU principal investigators and students on a fee-for-service basis. Equipped with a Waters Synapt G2-Si HDMS and an Agilent GC-MS, the facility will offer routine mass spectrometry services such as molecular weight determination of small synthetic molecules, polymers and natural products.
Types of analysis include MS, LC-MS, high resolution MS, micro LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, Chiral GC-MS, MALDI-Tof and tissue imaging. The Core Mass Spectrometry Facility also offers software resources, including instrument-specific packages such as MassLynx and Chemstation. Proteomics software such as QuanLynx and BioLynx, and database software like PLGS also are offered.