News & Announcements

The latest biotechnology and research news from the UF | ICBR community


BI associate scientist contributes to two publications

Bioinformatics associate scientist Fahong Yu, Ph.D. provided research assistance in two recent publications (2019). Oral epithelial cells (OEC) that line the oral cavity are the first line of defense against pathogenic organisms including viruses that infect the body through the oral route. The role of the OEC in triggering the...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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The Beast is Here! ICBR Launches the NovaSeq 6000 DNA Sequencer

The ICBR NextGen DNA Sequencing Core provides cutting edge instrumentation and technical expertise required to support campus-wide research activites. Established in 1987, the NGS Core has contributed to significant scientific discoveries on campus. For example, did you know that the first fire ant genome was sequenced on ICBR instruments? And genomes...
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Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul receives NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

Congratulations to UF’s Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul on receiving the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal this past September! The prestigious award is reserved for individual efforts that are in line with NASA’s mission and have resulted in considerable scientific discovery or resulted in contributions of fundamental importance in their field or...
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Introducing Core Directors’ Open Consultation Meetings

In a continued effort to provide accessible and specialized expertise to our users, UF ICBR is proud to announce our Core Directors’ Open Consultation Meetings. Each month we will be available for a two hour walk-in session to discuss the best approaches and strategies for using ICBR technologies and expertise...
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