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Encyclopedia > Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) is dedicated to advancing core and research biotechnology laboratories through research, communication, and education. ABRF members include over 700 scientists representing 267 different core laboratories, including those in industry, government, academic and research institutions.

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History

In 1986 a Research Resource Facility Satellite Meeting was held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Methods in Protein Sequence Analysis. The next year protein sequencing and amino acid samples were sent to survey 103 core facilities. By 1989 the ABRF was formally organized and incorporated. Each year an annual meeting was held as a satellite meeting of the Protein Society until 1996 when separate meetings began. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


ABRF Research Groups

Research Groups are established to fulfill two of the purposes of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. First, to provide mechanisms for the self-evaluation and improvement of procedural and operational accuracy, precision and efficiency in resource facilities and research laboratories. Second, to contribute to the education of resource facility and research laboratory staff, users, administrators, and interested members of the scientific community.

Bioinformatics or computational biology is the use of techniques from applied mathematics, informatics, statistics, and computer science to solve biological problems. ... DNA sequencing is the process of determining the nucleotide order of a given DNA fragment, called the DNA sequence. ... Edman degradation, developed by Pehr Edman, is a method of sequencing amino acids in a peptide. ... Genotyping refers to the process of determining the genotype of an individual with a biological assay. ... Example of an approximately 40,000 probe spotted oligo microarray with enlarged inset to show detail. ... Surface plasmon resonance, or SPR, is a biophysical technique used by biochemists to measure the binding interactions of very small amounts of a target protein. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gene expression, or simply expression, is the process by which a genes DNA sequence is converted into the structures and functions of a cell. ... ECAN Genesis 2000 robot preparing Ciphergen SELDI-TOF protein chips for proteomic pattern analysis. ... ECAN Genesis 2000 robot preparing Ciphergen SELDI-TOF protein chips for proteomic pattern analysis. ...

Resource Technologies

Members of ABRF are involved in a broad spectrum of genomic and proteomic technologies such as:

LIMS Laboratory Instruments Management Systems A set of software tools and hardware used to manage and progress laboratory tests Usually support the laboratory workflows and integration with analyitycal instrumentation for data capturing and acquisition This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with robot. ... Biophysics (also biological physics) is an interdisciplinary science that applies the theories and methods of physics, to questions of biology. ... Calorimetry is the science of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes. ... Fluorescence induced by exposure to ultraviolet light in vials containing various sized Cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots. ... In particle physics, scattering is a class of phenomena by which particles are deflected by collisions with other particles. ... SPR stands for: Strategic Petroleum Reserve Society for Psychical Research United States Navy Mark 12 Mod 0 Special Purpose Rifle (aka Special Purpose Receiver) Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc South Park Republican Saving Private Ryan System Problem Report Surface Plasmon Resonance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Differential centrifugation is a procedure in which the homogenate is subjected to repeated centrifugations each time increasing the centrifugal force. ... The interaction of mRNA in a eukaryote cell. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Basic schematic of a mass spectrometer Mass spectrometry (also known as mass spectroscopy (deprecated)[1] or in common speech mass-spec) is an analytical technique used to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions. ... Carbohydrates (literally hydrates of carbon) are chemical compounds that act as the primary biological means of storing or consuming energy, other forms being fat and protein. ... Figure 1: Basic lipid structure. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chemistry (from Greek χημεία khemeia[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as gases, molecules, crystals, and metals. ... DNA sequencing is the process of determining the nucleotide order of a given DNA fragment, called the DNA sequence. ... DNA replication. ... In genetics, transcription is the first of the two-step protein biosynthesis process. ... Genotyping refers to the process of determining the genotype of an individual with a biological assay. ... Gene expression, or simply expression, is the process by which a genes DNA sequence is converted into the structures and functions of a cell. ... Gel electrophoresis is a group of techniques used by scientists to separate molecules based on physical characteristics such as size, shape, or isoelectric point. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... Capillary electrophoresis (CE) can be used to separate ionic species by their charge and frictional forces. ... A chemist is shown using column chromatographic apparatus in the mid-1950s to separate constituents in a coal tar color analysis Pictured is a sophisticated gas chromatography system. ... In engineering and manufacturing, quality control and quality engineering are involved in developing systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements. ... Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ... Lactose is a disaccharide found in milk. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into microscope. ... Recombinant proteins are proteins that are produced by different genetically modified organisms following insertion of the relevant DNA into their genome. ...

Annual Conference

Every year the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual conference is held during the spring in a varying North American city. The meeting is used to expose members to new and emerging biotechnology through lectures, roundtables, Research Group presentations, poster sessions, workshops and technical exhibits.

  • ABRF 2007, March 31- April 3, Tampa, FL
  • ABRF 2008, February 9-12, Salt Lake City, UT
  • ABRF 2009, February 7-10, Memphis, TN
  • ABRF 2010, March 20-23, Sacramento, CA

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ABRF Award

The ABRF Award is sponsored by Agilent Technologies and is presented at the annual ABRF meeting for outstanding contributions to Biomolecular Technologies. Past Award Winners:

Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (born 13 August 1918) is an English biochemist and a two time Nobel laureate in Chemistry. ... David J. Lipman is an American biologist who since 1989 has been the Director of NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information) at the National Institutes of Health. ... Robert Bruce Merrifield is an American biochemist. ... Leroy Hood is an American biologist. ... Dr. John B. Fenn Dr. John Bennett Fenn (born June 15, 1917 in New York City) is a research professor of analytical chemistry who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. ... Sir Edwin Southern (born 1938) is a 2005 Lasker Award-winning molecular biologist. ... Founder of Affymetrix, a company that produces DNA arrays to screen large portions of such genomes as human, rat, and mouse, which is currently widely used in research, and could be used to screen patients for diseases. ...

Journal of Biomolecular Techniques

The ABRF is the publisher of the Journal of Biomolecular Techiniques. The journal is peer-reviewed and is published quarterly. The major focus of the journal is to publish scientific reviews and articles related to biomolecular resource facilities. The Research Group published reports include annual surveys. News and events, as well as an article watch focused on techniques used in typical core facility environments are also included. Peer review (known as refereeing in some academic fields) is a scholarly process used in the publication of manuscripts and in the awarding of funding for research. ...

Florida Atlantic University, also commonly referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a coeducational state university located in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. The university has six additional satellite campuses in Florida; located in the cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... St Jude Childrens Research Hospital is a world class hospital and medical research facility in Memphis Tennessee. ...

ABRF Executive Board

The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), colloquially referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Company, founded in 1887 by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clinton, NY (both were graduates of Hamilton College), and Squibb Corporation. ... The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States federal governments principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...

ABRF Office

Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
2019 Galisteo Street, Bldg. I-1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-983-8102, E-mail: abrf@abrf.org Santa Fe (Spanish: santa holy, fe faith) is the capital of New Mexico, a state of the United States of America. ...


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