The latest news on ABRF Events & Activities
June 1, 2021
Message from the President 
Hello ABRFers,
I am excited to share with you that our society membership has nearly doubled to over 1,500 members since our 2020 annual meeting in Palm Springs. It is fantastic to see our society thrive and grow despite the challenges over the past year. For the new members, as well as the “old” members, I encourage you to visit our web site at www.abrf.orgto explore the resources that are available to you from the ABRF. No matter what your role in your core facility might be, there is something for you. I especially want to point out that most research groups and committees are looking for new members. RGs and Comms are great opportunities to learn from and connect with your peers. More information about opportunities within the ABRF will be shared at the July 21 members’ orientation. Stay Safe!
Kevin Knudtson
ABRF President
Upcoming Events
  • June’s virtual town hall, Wednesday, June 16th, will address Performance Management in Core Facilities, with a presentation by Mary Winn from the Van Andel Institute, Chair of the ABRF Midwest Chapter and Co-Chair of the ABRF DEI Council. Register today.
ABRF 2021 Annual Meeting After-Party
  • SAVE THE DATE! June 25, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm EST  - BINGO! and Networking Register here.
ABRF 2022 Annual Meeting – will we see you in Palm Springs? 
Plans are well underway for the return the ABRF Annual Meeting to Palm Springs, March 27-30, 2022. Do you expect to attend in person or virtually? Share your current plans with the Annual Meeting Program Committee.  
Chapters Comings and Goings
MAD SSCi. The June 8 concurrent sessions for the MAD SSCi 2021 Annual Meeting in Twelve Parts will address Targeted methyl-seq applications using the Fluidigm D3 System and Quality Control. Register here for these complimentary programs
SEASR. The Eighth Annual SEASR Meeting ( will be held virtually June 10-11, 2021. Registrationis now open and is free to academic attendees due to the generous support of sponsors. For session and registration details visit SEASR web site at
NERLSCD. Ready to connect in person? Save the dates, November 3-5, for the 2021 ABRF NERLSCD Annual Meeting, in Portsmouth, NH. Program details and registration information coming soon.
Committee Corner
Call for Volunteers - Career Development Committee
Are you:
  • Curious about career advancement in core facilities? 
  • Interested in helping others succeed professionally?
  • Looking for ways to develop your leadership skills? 
Join the ABRF Career Development Committee to learn how you can contribute to the future workforce for shared research resources and build your skills at the same time. From ongoing Mentoring to improving the Diversity/Equity and Inclusion within cores, the Career Development Committee offers a way for you to help.
Whether you are a staff scientist, technologist, core director, or core administrator, we welcome your ideas and assistance.
Visit the Career Development Committee’s web page to learn more.
Contactus today to get involved.  
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