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Partnership announced between Commonwealth Campuses and shared facilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State has announced the launch of a new program to support increased usage of shared core facilities and services by faculty at the Commonwealth Campuses.

Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography and Automated Biological Calorimetry Facilities Newsletter Summer 2015

Auto-ITC 200 gets a system upgrade VP-Cap DSC has a new heater Next free training sessions for auto ITC, DSC and CD is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2015

Differential Scanning Calorimeter Updated

The automated VP Cap-DSC has undergone a complete overhaul at the factory.

Announcing major equipment acquisitions at the Huck Institutes

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost, are pleased to announce several major equipment acquisitions that will further strengthen the research capabilities of their Core Facilities at University Park.

Automated biological calorimetry workshop deemed a success

The workshop, held on December 13th, 2012, offered informative presentations and technical discussions on automated isothermal titration calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry.

MicroCal Auto-iTC 200 receives a software upgrade

The upgrade includes a more-robust automatic baseline-fitting algorithm that provides faster and more-accurate results, and better modeling for weak binding.

The Automated Biological Calorimetry Facility has acquired a Millipore Direct Detect bio-molecular quantitation system

The system will expand the Facility's capabilities for analysis of lipid, protein, nucleic acid, and carbohydrate samples as small as 2 uL.

Facility relocated fall 2011

The micro-calorimetry equipment which was previously located in 104 Chemistry Building was moved to 8 Althouse Lab.

Symposium on biological calorimetry

On Friday, May 13th, 2011, the Center for RNA Molecular Biology and the Automated Biological Calorimetry Facility hosted a symposium on biological calorimetry with over 60 attendees.

Ancient gene family linked to the future of epileptic seizures

A potassium-channel gene belonging to an ancient gene family more than 542 million years old is opening new avenues in epilepsy research, and may one day allow researchers to develop more effective drugs with fewer side effects for the treatment of epileptic seizures.