UPDATE: ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community

With the progression of recent events, there are a lot of questions about how it affects ICBR users. Please see below, important changes that could impact your experience at ICBR. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future. Please refer back to this page for timely updates. As always, check the UF dedicated...
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UF | ICBR: Shut Down for Academics for Black Lives

UF | ICBR will be closed on the afternoon of Friday, June 19th, starting at noon and ending at 5pm, to allow employees time to reflect on our personal actions and continue to educate ourselves about racism. These efforts are in conjunction with those of the President of the University of Florida and Academics for...
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Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Appointed Director of UF ICBR

The University of Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research recently announced the appointment of its new director, Anna-Lisa Paul, Ph.D. Dr. Paul assumed the position effective March 20, 2020. For the past year, Dr. Paul has served as ICBR’s interim director. During that time, Dr. Paul spearheaded the center’s acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and furthered...
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ICBR Contributes to First Genomic Sequence of COVID-19 in New Orleans, LA

While clinicians are working on the front lines to treat patients with COVID-19, researchers are working behind the scenes, investigating the viral life cycle and advancing new developments in therapeutics and vaccines. Critical to this research effort is determining the genetic code the virus uses for infection and propagation. UF | ICBR is doing its...
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UF Research Community Joins Hands to Donate Gloves, Masks and Other PPE

The same personal protective equipment (PPE) that is used in research labs is also used in clinical settings. Currently, this equipment is incredibly valuable as health workers are on the front lines treating COVID-19. In keeping with the UF spirit of collaboration and innovation, researchers from across the University of Florida donated thousands of PPE...
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New Publication from Bioinformatics’ Tongjun Gu

Bioinformatics assistant scientist Tongjun Gu Ph.D. has developed a two-step logistic regression model for association studies where known factors can serve as controls. The model is helpful for studies seeking to identify novel regulators in the RNA editing process where the dominant enzyme was found in the first step and served as a control in...
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