NBI Platforms Showcase Event

Your opportunity to find out how you could do MORE!!

Coming to the Conference Centre Near you on the Friday 20th November!!

A fantastic opportunity for staff and students (new and existing) to find out more about the full range and application of various resources, equipment and platform services that are available to you here at NBI

NBI Platforms Showcase

Friday, Nov. 20th, 9:30am-4:15pm

JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Room G34/35

Register below or via the intranet

09:30 – 10:00 - Mass spectrometry: proteomics and small molecules – Lionel Hill and Gerhard Saalbach

  • Covering the chromatography and mass spectrometry facilities available for studying proteins and proteomics, small molecules (identification and quantification), and imaging of chemicals by mass spec.

10:00 - 10:15 - Protein Crystallography - David Lawson

  • An overview of the techniques involved, the facilities and expertise within the PX platform, the different access modes, and a few examples of what is possible.

10:15 -10:30 - The use of Surface Plasmon Resonance to study biomolecular interactions - Clare Stevenson

  • A brief introduction to the technique and what it is can be used for will be given. Information will be given on how to access the platform at JIC.

10:30 – 11:00Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) - Sergey Nepogodiev

  • The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging facility enables structural and dynamic studies on substances ranging from small molecule pharmaceuticals and polymers to complex biomolecules, solids and colloids.

11:00 – 11:30BioImaging (JIC) – Kim Findlay

  • An overview of what Bioimaging resources we have at JIC; the microscopy equipment available, imaging techniques on offer, technical support, skills and capabilities of the facility staff and an opportunity to hear what training courses are on offer.

Coffee and Cake - Display from Andrew Davis in Photography

11:45 – 12:00IFR Science Platforms – Kate Kemsley

  • Science platforms at IFR, statistics, metabolomics, imaging and proteomics (services are available to IFR only)

12:00 – 12:15UEA analytical facilities - Liz Rix (UEA)

  • An overview of the facility’s equipment and capabilities for analysis opportunities. An introduction into the offerings, such as analysis of minerals, other materials, liquids and gases. Techniques such as gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscope, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

12:30- 13:00Services and solutions from TGAC’s National Capability in Genomics – Dan Swan

  • Find out about the next-generation sequencing, optical mapping, single-cell genomics and bioinformatics platforms you can access via TGAC to further your research.


13:30 – 14:00 - The Crop Transformation Platform – Wendy Harwood

  • An overview of the different crop transformation resources and information on genome editing in crops.

14:00 – 14:15TILLING: The Magical Mutation Machine – Saleha Bakht

  • Finding mutations in your favourite gene - the comprehensive service includes target selection and gene-specific primer design, TILLING by capillary sequencing and provision of seeds from selected mutants.

14:15 – 14:30 - The Germplasm Resources Unit (GRU) – Mike Ambrose

  • GRU is a specialist long term Seed Bank facility and is a national capability supported by the BBSRC. It actively engages with the wider biosciences community.

14:30 – 15:00Field Trials Facility (JIC) – Cathy Mumford

  • The field trial facilities at John Innes Centre permit studies on genetic stocks under agricultural conditions.

15:00 – 15:30Horticultural Services (JIC) – Barry Robertson

  • Horticultural Services provides support to researchers and students so they can achieve their research goals. They have a wide range of world leading research facilities ranging from outside benching to Climate simulation CER’s. The staff are all qualified Horticulturists and the Department has a collective service of 286 years’ experience. They can help you design, apply and implement your experiments and we also provide a Horticultural course for both beginners and experienced researchers. There is extensive information on the Horticultural web pages but does prefer face to face contact so they can truly understand your research needs.

15:30 – 16:00Entomology – Ian Bedford and Team – plus bugs

  • An overview of the Entomology facility and the services that can be offered to both academia and industry. Explaining why skilled entomologists are required for many plant science research programmes and the need to address the problems of invertebrate plant pests in relation to our global food security.

16:00 - 16:15 - JIC Genotyping and DNA Extraction Platform - Richard Goram

  • An overview of SNP genotyping and DNA extraction services available at JIC.
The showcase will take place all day - Feel free to pick and choose the workshops that you wish to attend.

When you register below, please indicate the session(s) that you will be attending so that we can anticipate numbers and refreshments

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