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Southeastern Association of Shared Resources holds conference at Emory University

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Holly Korschun

More than 130 academic and biotech industry scientists and leaders gathered at Emory University June 22-24 for the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources (SEASR) annual meeting. SEASR is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.

Conference sessions ranged from scientific concepts such as epigenetics, next-generation sequencing, cellular imaging, 3-D printing, glycomics, antibody and protein isolation and development, to information on business planning, leadership, and cores integration, as well as discussions about education and training via core facilities.

The conference included 133 participants from across the Southeast and the biotech industry. Participating universities were Emory, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University.

“Core facilities in academia and industry have become increasingly important to advancing biomedical research,” says Michael Zwick, PhD, assistant vice president for research in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center. “Leading edge equipment is increasingly sophisticated and expensive, and science is always most effective when carried out collaboratively. We are very enthusiastic about our Emory cores and our collaboration with academic and industry partners.

Emory’s Integrated Core Facilities currently includes 14 core research facilities. A reciprocal use agreement with the University of Georgia (UGA) includes its 16 core research facilities.

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