Research Announcements

Automated Live-Cell Imaging for Phenotypic and Functional Assay Development from Within Your Incubator

Join us for an Interactive conversation surrounding the obligate need for live-cell imaging to study cell behavior using the innovative IncuCyte platform technology. An introductory technology discussion of how the platform has been utilized currently and future directions in the biologic science community.

Adam LaBaff M.S., Ph.D., Technical Sales Specialist Essen BioSystems. Former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Biology Department. Received his previous doctorate training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

This vendor seminar is being hosted by the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, contact Adam Case for more information.

NIH-Sponsored, Training Workshop on Metabolomics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham

Workshop Dates:  July 17 – 21, 2016

Travel Funds Application Deadline:  April 29th, 2016

While many are familiar with genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, each representing methods to globally examine gene sequences and how they are transcribed and translated, the current NIH initiative is to comprehensively study all the metabolites that circulate in our bodies. We’ve all worried about blood glucose and cholesterol levels, but now we want to extend this to all the compounds that circulate through our bodies and hence get a better handle on management of acute and chronic disease as well as the aging process.

The NIH, through the Common Fund (, sponsors a hands-on training workshop at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (July 17-21, 2016) in the design, sample collection, sample and data processing and data analysis that is associated with metabolomics research. I’m the director of the workshop and strongly encourage your interested members to apply.

Information about the workshop and how to apply can be found at:

Note that there are travel funds for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The application deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.

Contact Stephen Barnes (205-934-6944;  or Lynn Waddell (205-934-4579; if you have any questions.

PPRN Research Demonstration Projects: LOI Applicant Town Hall

PCORI Event Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm EDT

Event Type(s): Applicant training
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This town hall will provide an overview of PCORI and help ensure that applicants submitting to the Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRN) Research Demonstration Projects PFA have the information needed to submit a responsive letter of intent (LOI).

Rachael Fleurence, PhD, Director, CER Methods and Infrastructure Program
Sarah Daugherty, PhD, MPH, Senior Program Officer, CER Methods and Infrastructure Program