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Email: ICBR-Proteomics@ad.ufl.edu  Phone: (352) 273-8060

Overview

ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Facility has provided unprecedented tools for fast, accurate, high throughput biomolecular separation and characterization, which are indispensable towards understanding the biological and medical systems. Studying at the protein level allows researchers to investigate how proteins, their dynamics, modifications, and interactions affect cellular processes and how cellular processes and environment affect proteins. The mission of our facility is to provide excellent service and training in proteomics and mass spectrometry. Here we present our capabilities in proteomics, highlighting differential proteomics, which include two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE), isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ), tandem mass tags (TMT), iodoTMT, Stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture (SILAC), quantification of proteins by label-free LC-MS/MS, and the analysis of protein post-translational modifications (PTM).

We have a suite of state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and software available for detailed characterization of proteins and peptides, including post-translational modification analysis and accurate molecular weight determination. To ensure success and maximize productivity, the Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry core offers education, consultation, data processing and reporting, and support of grant application.

Core News

UPDATE: ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community UPDATE: ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community
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 site for campus-wide information and initiatives. LATEST NEWS ICBR remains open to support essential research on the University of Florida campus. However, our level of ...
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UPDATE: ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community
BI Tongjun New Pub BI Tongjun New Pub
BI Tongjun New Pub
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 the second step. Advantages of the model: It considered the sequencing depth in the analysis. It can be validated in the first step by the association ...
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BI Tongjun New Pub
BI assistant scientist develops a tool for stratifying cancer patients BI assistant scientist develops a tool for stratifying cancer patients
BI assistant scientist develops a tool for stratifying cancer patients
Bioinformatics assistant scientist Tongjun Gu Ph.D. has developed an advanced deep learning method to stratify cancer patients into clinically relevant subgroups and further identify the potential biomarkers between the subgroups. This will help with the development of personalized treatments and prognosis. The method can integrate multi-platform datasets like gene expression, miRNA expression, methylation, copy number alteration, and protein expression. It can also do transfer learning between ...
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BI assistant scientist develops a tool for stratifying cancer patients
ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry (PM) aims to bring single-cell proteomics and metabolomics technologies to customers ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry (PM) aims to bring single-cell proteomics and metabolomics technologies to customers
ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry (PM) aims to bring single-cell proteomics and metabolomics technologies to customers
The cell is the basic unit of life. For multicellular organisms like animals and plants, each cell is different. Due to limited sensitivity, conventional ‘omic analyses require the input of tissues, organs or a mixture of thousands of cells, where information at the single-cell level has been diluted and averaged. This problem has severely limited our understanding of the intricate signaling and metabolic pathways and networks in different cells. In recent years, single-cell biology has become...
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ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry (PM) aims to bring single-cell proteomics and metabolomics technologies to customers
Important Upcoming Billing Dates Important Upcoming Billing Dates
Important Upcoming Billing Dates
University of Florida and ICBR core labs will be officially closed during the UF holiday: Wednesday, December 25, through Wednesday, January 1. No samples or other packages can be accepted during this holiday closure time. Please coordinate with individual core laboratories for delivery of samples or other packages either before or after the UF winter break. Due to the winter break, ICBR’s upcoming billing schedule will be altered as follows: 12/16/2019 – Last invoices generated in 2019...
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Important Upcoming Billing Dates
A New Method to Examine Human Dopamine Transporter in Peripheral Blood A New Method to Examine Human Dopamine Transporter in Peripheral Blood
A New Method to Examine Human Dopamine Transporter in Peripheral Blood 
A team of UF neuroscientists led by Habibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D., Pharm.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry in the UF College of Medicine, has recently discovered a novel method using blood-borne immune cells to study the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the human brain.  This finding was reported in a publication titled ”A novel approach to study markers of dopamine signaling in peripheral immune cells” appearing in the Journal of Immunological Methods. While immunohistochemi...
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A New Method to Examine Human Dopamine Transporter in Peripheral Blood
Dr. Tongjun Gu, from ICBR Bioinformatics, Improves Discovery Pipeline Dr. Tongjun Gu, from ICBR Bioinformatics, Improves Discovery Pipeline
Dr. Tongjun Gu, from ICBR Bioinformatics, Improves Discovery Pipeline
Bioinformatics assistant scientist Tongjun Gu Ph.D. has improved the pipeline for discovering ncRNA editing sites from four human cancers. Published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, Clinical Relevance of Noncoding Adenosine-to-Inosine RNA Editing in Multiple Human Cancers, Dr. Gu’s research also presents multiple advanced statistical methods for differential and survival analysis. More information: Bioinformatics Services Contact Bioinformatics ...
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Dr. Tongjun Gu, from ICBR Bioinformatics, Improves Discovery Pipeline
ICBR Faculty Director to Speak at 2019 Florida Genetics Symposium ICBR Faculty Director to Speak at 2019 Florida Genetics Symposium
ICBR Faculty Director to Speak at 2019 Florida Genetics Symposium
We are excited to announce that Sixue Chen, PhD will present at the 2019 Florida Genetics Symposium, presented by the University of Florida Genetics Institute. This two day event on November 4th and 5th will bring together some of the brightest minds in genetics. Faculty Director of the ICBR Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core, Dr. Chen will present “Single Cell-Type Proteomics and Metabolomics: New Insights into Guard Cell Umminuty and CO2 Responses” on Monday, November 4th from 1:45pm ...
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ICBR Faculty Director to Speak at 2019 Florida Genetics Symposium

Instruments

Staff

NameTitleTelephoneE-mailRoom
Sixue Chen, Ph.D.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Faculty Director(352) 273-8057schen@ufl.edu169A CGRC
Jin Koh, Ph.D.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Scientific Director(352) 273-8059jinkoh@ufl.edu168A CGRC
Tingting Wang, Ph.D.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Assistant Scientist(352) 273-8060wangt1@ufl.edu168 CGRC
Ran Zheng, M.S.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Research Specialist I(352) 273-8061ranzheng@ufl.edu169 CGRC
Ning Zhu, B.S.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Research Specialist I(352) 273-8067nzhu@ufl.edu169 CGRC
Fanchao Zhu, B.S.Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Research Technician III(352) 273-8060fzhu9482@ufl.edu169 CGRC