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Core facilities

The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity at Virginia Commonwealth University provides resources to support research and scholarly activity in the areas of interdisciplinary molecular, cellular and developmental biology. This infrastructure includes state-of-the-art research facilities that provide complexity-theoretic technologies that cannot be provided in the labs of individual investigators to those studying genomic, proteomic, pharmacogenomics and structural biology and bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics Computational Core Laboratories

The Bioinformatics Computational Core Laboratories supports the application of high-performance computational resources to basic and applied research in the life and biomedical sciences at VCU.

Nihar Sheth, instructor

Center for High Performance Computing

The Center for High Performance Computing was formed in 2006 to provide the VCU research community with the high-performance computing resources needed to be competitive in the 21st century. CHiPC has grown in response to VCU’s strategic plan and offers a centralized resource for HPC hardware and software support in an interdisciplinary environment.

Mike Davis, director

Nucleic Acids Research Facilities

Nucleic Acids Research Facilities currently include four core laboratories: the Gene Synthesis Core, DNA Sequencing Core, Real-Time PCR Core and MicroArraying Core. NARF occupies approximately 2,500 square feet, including five main laboratories and several smaller labs and offices, on the fifth floor of Sanger Hall.

Myrna Serrano, assistant professor

Chemical and Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

The Chemical and Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Core Facility offers a wide range of mass spectrometric services, from basic mass measurement to complex proteome analyses.

Kristina Nelson, Facility director


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