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SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series

We are running a fortnightly SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series. The seminar series will be held in Glasburen KBC, and online attendance is available via Zoom.

Preliminary schema spring 2023

Time: Tuesdays, 12:00-13:00

Place: Glasburen, KBC, and Zoom

31 January

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21 February - Max IV

Presenter: Alexandr Talyzin, Associate professor at the Department of Physics, Umeå University

7 March

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21 March - High Performance Computing Centre North (HPC2N)

Presenter: Pedro Ojeda May, Senior research engineer at High Performance Computing Centre North

More information about HPC2N: Homepage

18 April - Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)

Presenters:

Irene Martinez Carrasco, BICU facility manager and Senior research engineer at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB)

Naga Venkata Gayathri Vegesna, Senior research engineer at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB)

Johan Olofsson Edlund, Research engineer at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

More information about the infrastructure: Homepage

2 May - Focused Electron and Ion Beam Microscopy (FIB-SEM) 

Presenters:

Cheng Choo (Nikki) Lee, Research Engineer, Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

Sara Henriksson, Senior research engineer, Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

More information about the Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM): Homepage

16 May - Computational Analytics Support Platform (CASP) and National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)

Presenters:

Kate Bennett, CASP Platform Manager and Research coordinator at the Department of Chemistry

Jeanette Tångrot, NBIS expert and Senior research engineer at the Department of Molecular Biology

More information about CASP: Homepage

More information about NBIS: Homepage

30 May - Structural Mass Spectrometry

Presenter:

Simon Ekström, Head of Unit, Structural Proteomics, SciLifeLab, and BioMS, Lund University

More information about Structural Proteomics, SciLifeLab: Homepage

13 June

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Past Seminars 2022

National support with superresolution light microscopy
22 November 12:00-13:00

Speaker: Hans Blom, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Head of the Advanced Light Microscopy (ALM) Unit, SciLifeLab

About Hans Blom: https://www.kth.se/profile/hblom

Title: National support with superresolution light microscopy

More information about the national SciLifeLab facility Integrated Microscopy Technologies: https://www.scilifelab.se/units/integrated-microscopy-technologies/

XPS Platform: Nobel prized technique to study surface and interfaces
25 October 12:00-13:00

Presenter: Andrey Shchukarev, Research fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, and manager of the XPS Platform

More information about the infrastructure: Homepage

Seminar description: XPS Platform seminar covers the basics of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA) and focuses on XPS applications to probe real surfaces and interfaces in nature and life.

The Protein Expertise Platform - a Core Facility at the KBC and a node of PPS
18 October 12:00-13:00

Presenter: Uwe Sauer, Associate professor, Platform coordinator. Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

More information about the infrastructure: Homepage

Seminar description: Proteins play a central role for most cellular processes. In order to study such processes, Swedish Life-Science researchers rely on high-quality protein reagents for their research. At the Protein Expertise Platform (PEP) at the Dept. of Chemistry and the KBC, we work with the custom production of recombinant proteins in E. coli and plant cell suspensions. We have teamed up with six other Swedish protein production platforms and, since 2022, are part of Protein Production Sweden (PPS), a national research infrastructure for protein production (www.gu.se/pps) funded by VR and the local Universities. PPS provides expert competence in a variety of expression systems, including E. coli, insect cells, P. pastoris, plant cells and cell-free translation. The PPS nodes collaborate in the form of a national distributed research infrastructure and provide expertise in gene and vector design, production and purification of the proteins, as well as methods for quality control. PPS can also produce proteins with different labels.
Researchers can apply for project support through a common application portal found on the PPS website.

Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility - What’s in it for you? 

  • Presenter:
    Andras Gorzsas, Senior research engineer at the Department of Chemistry and ViSp facility manager
  • More information about the ViSp infrastructure: Homepage
  • Date: 3 October 2022

Seminar description: The Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility provides in situ, non-destructive, label-free chemical compositional analysis in the form of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy and imaging. It is an open-access facility with many years of experience in a very broad spectrum of research areas, from plant sciences and medicine to environmental and material sciences.

Join this lunch seminar to see some examples of what this facility can provide for your research, ask questions and discuss possibilities. 

A tour to the instruments is available after the seminar for those interested.

Instruments and methods at Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

  • Presenter:
    Linda Sandblad, Director of Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy
  • More information about UCEM: Homepage
  • Date: 6 September 2022

NGS at NGI

  • Presenter:
    Kristina BenevidesProject coordinator, National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), SciLifeLab, and research engineer in bioinformatics and sequencing, UPSC Bioinformatics Facility, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
  • More information about the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI): Homepage.
  • Date: 24 May 2022

Seminar description: Got samples? We’ve got the sequencing! NGI is one of the largest platforms at SciLifeLab and provides both established and cutting-edge genomics technologies to diverse user groups across Sweden and internationally. There’s a wide range of applications as NGI is equipped with both short- and long read technologies, as well as SNP genotyping- and DNA methylation arrays. The platform assists users in project design, data generation, analysis and management of data in order to support genomics research in all subject areas.

Prepare for your next (generation) sequencing experiment as we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of some different methods, sample types and requirements.

National NMR Infrastructure at KBC. What can we do for you?

  • Presenters:
    Gerhard Gröbner, Platform Director, Professor, Department of Chemistry, and
    Jürgen Schleucher
    , Platform Director, Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • More information about the infrastructureHomepage
  • Date: 10 May 2022, 12:00-13:00

Seminar description:
The KBC based central NMR facility provides access to one of the most powerful liquid and solid-state NMR infrastructures in the Nordic countries and expertise for all researchers in the KBC and Campus environment. The facility serves large user groups spanning a remarkably wide range of fields, such as materials science, chemical biology, organic synthesis, structural biology, plant- and environmental sciences, biogeochemistry and medical metabolomics. Local researchers profit strongly from the facility’s status as a national infrastructure and different structural biology facilities and expertise (“Integrated Structure Biology”) at UMU. Fragment-based screening is also offered as national support in collaboration with CBCS/LCBU, including comprehensive substance libraries. The facility is also closely linked to large research initiatives at the campus such as MIMS, UCMP, Bio4Energy, UPSC, the Swedish Metabolomics Center (SMC) and with SLU through collaborations and by offering service.

Activities: if required, a short guided tour to the NMR facility and drop-in discussions with NMR people about potential projects could be organised after the seminar.

Measuring metabolites, the building blocks of biology

The presentation will give an introduction to metabolomics, and small molecule analysis by mass spectrometry. We will present our different services and also give examples of different research projects in which SMC has been involved.

  • Presenter: Annika Johansson, Head of Facility, Swedish Metabolomics Centre, research coordinator at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre
  • More information about the Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC)Homepage
  • Date: 26 April 2022, 12:00-13:00

Unbiased characterization of cells using the single-cell facility

SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series presents a seminar by Johan Henriksson, Dept. Molecular Biology / Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University. If you want to learn how you can benefit from single-cell analysis, join for 30 min presentation of cases & opportunities, followed by 30 min discussion of practicalities & project design.

  • Presenter:
    Johan Henriksson, Dept. Molecular Biology / Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
  • Date: 5 April 2022, 12:00-13:00

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) – Advanced Technologies for Single Cell Visualization and Identification

  • Presenter:
    Natuschka Lee
    Research fellow at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
    More information about the infrastructure: Homepage
  • Date: 29 March 2022, 12:00-13:00

SciLifeLab Site Umeå: Facilities, possibilities and services

  • Presenter:
    Linda Sandblad
    Director of Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy
  • Date: 15 March 2022, 12:00-13:00
Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.

Latest update: 2022-12-22