The Directors of the Center for Plant Cell Biology and the Center for Infectious Disease Vector Research work in tandem with the IIGB Director to establish a collaborative vision across the Institute.
Our Membership includes over 100 physical and life scientists, engineers, biologists, computer scientists and statisticians in 16 Departments across 4 UCR Colleges and Schools.
The Institute is organized around an 11,000 sq. ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities at Noel T. Keen/Batchelor Hall that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students. These facilities are housed within the same building, providing researchers with the ability to access diverse technologies and expertise at one location. The Core Facilities and staff offer advanced tools in the following areas to provide a focal point for broad-based cutting-edge biological research:
Genomics – supporting research in the sequencing of genomes, RNASeq, ChIPSeq, methylSeq, metagenomics and chemical genomics.
Bioinformatics – providing resources for large-scale comparative genomics, data mining, systems modeling, and drug discovery.
Microscopy – housing multiple microscopes including a 3D Palm super-resolution, plus tissue sectioning instruments, a laser capture system, a gene gun, and a fluidics robot.
Metabolomics/Lipidomics – Now open and accepting your samples!
Proteomics– promoting understanding in how thousands of cellular proteins are affected during growth or as a result of treatments or stresses.
Each Core Facility is spearheaded by a PhD-level Academic Coordinator, who conducts training workshops and seminars on a regular basis and may participate in the research of our principal investigators. In addition, the core facilities’ management and staff harness the resources of other campus departments and research centers, including the High Performance Computing Cluster, to perform and encourage interdisciplinary research and training initiatives.
Keen Hall’s instrumentation facilities are available during the day (8am-5pm) to campus researchers and students. If you are a UCR researcher and would like after-hours access, please complete the Genomics Building and Noel Keen Hall Fob Authorization Form, obtain the necessary approvals, and return to Genomics, Room 1206.
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