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Systems Biology Microscopy Facility (SBMF) is a core facility for light microscopy developed in partnership with Nikon Instruments Inc. and Micro Video Instruments Inc. The SBMF maintains laser scanning confocals, spinning disk confocals, a total internal fluorescence system, and other basic fluorescence and transmitted light microscopes. All users are offered training to use the equipment; no prior imaging experience is necessary. Director: Dr. Jennifer Waters.
Systems Biology FACS Facility - The Systems Biology FACS facility houses two state-of-the-art BD analyzers with high-throughput capability, a high-speed BD cell sorter with an automatic plate deposition unit, and both Mac and PC workstations for data analysis. Sorting services are offered through the facility, as well as instrument and software training. Instruments include a BD FACSCalibur (488nm/635nm; 4-color), BD SORP LSRII with HTS (405nm/488nm/594nm; 12-color), and a BD FACSAria IIu (405nm/488nm/633nm; 9-color). Data analysis software available at the facility includes ModFit, FlowJo, Diva 6.1.2, and CellQuestPro. Director: Dr. Jodene Moore.
HMS Microfluidics Facility - The HMS Microfluidics Facility aims to make the tools of microfabrication and microfluidics available to all HMS users. Microfluidics has the potential to do for biology what microprocessors have done for computational sciences by integrating complex chemical and biological processes into one chip, facilitating the study of complex biological systems. Coordinator: Calixto Saenz.
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Pubget -- Pubget is a free service that extends the functionality of PubMed. You log in, search, and the PDFs you have access to through your institution are all available to you with no additional log-in required.
The Research Information Technology Group (RITG) augments local and departmental systems administration groups at Harvard Medical School, providing systems architecture services for research computing. RITG also provides local departmental support for research computing in the Department of Systems Biology and maintains the HMS shared research computing cluster, Orchestra.
BioNumbers is the database of useful biological numbers. It is a community effort to make quantitative properties of biological systems easily available and with full reference to their primary source.
Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of Harvard University, Harvard Catalyst resources are made freely available to all Harvard faculty and trainees, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic degree.