Vermont BioSciences Alliance Sponsors Upcoming Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors Meeting
The VBSA is proud to announce they will serve as a sponsor for the upcoming 10th annual Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors (NERLSCD) Meeting October 14-16, 2015 at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, VT, and hosted by the University of Vermont (UVM). The NERLSCD meeting (often called the NERDS meeting) is an outstanding regional forum for core facility administrators, directors, managers and staff to network with colleagues, to learn about biotechnology advances and their applications, and to discuss the challenges of implementing shared research resources.
The NERLSCD meeting is great venue for scientists looking to access specific technologies and expertise required to facilitate their research interest. There will be presentations and discussion forums on operational issues facing biotechnology core laboratories and technical workshops on Next Generation Sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics, imaging and microscopy, flow cytometry, metagenomics and digital PCR. A core facility poster session offers an opportunity for learning about regional life sciences shared resources and services. Last year's meeting had 121 attendees from 50 institutions in 16 states in the USA and 2 provinces in Canada.
NERLSCD is a regional chapter of the Association of Bi molecular Resource Facilities (ABRF). ABRF is an international society dedicated to advancing core and research biotechnology laboratories through research, communication, and education; more information about ABRF will be shared during the meeting. In addition to learning about regional resources, specific technologies and ABRF, two specific sessions may be of interest to VBSA members "Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences" and "Stakeholder Roundtable Discussion on Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences." These session will be back to back on Thursday morning Oct. 15, 2015.
Registration is currently open and to learn more about the meeting please visit: http://www.nelrscd.org