By RRP on
August 12, 2019

The Western Association of Core Directors (WACD) will host it's annual meeting this October in Santa Cruz, CA! WACD is the Western Chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Research Facilites (ABRF) 

For more information about the meeting including how to register, please visit


By RRP on
June 03, 2019


Asset Tracking and Decision Support (ATDS) Project updates are coming to the RRP site soon, please stayed tuned and feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Project Overview

Here at UCSF we have millions of dollars of research equipment from basic laboratory freezers and centrifuges to state-of-the-art sequencers and microscopes. However, finding the equipment you need can be challenging and you may be considering purchasing something we already have or be missing out on experiments because you don’t know what’s in the lab next door.

The Asset Tracking and Decision Support Project is working on improving our equipment inventory data base and creating a searchable interface for researchers to find what they need. Lab Managers will also be able to track performance & maintenance issues for equipment so that more informed decisions can be
made about equipment maintenance, and the inventory process will be much easier for custodians. This project is supported by the Resource Research Program, the Controller’s Office and Supply Chain Management.

Four primary roles will enable Equipment Custodians, Lab Managers, Core Managers, and others to access the system and take advantage of the new functionality developed as part of this project.

Go to the ATDS System Implementation website to learn more about new features and new user roles, and to stay informed of upcoming training opportunities. If you have questions about the ATDS project, contact the project team at [email protected]





By RRP on
May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Eric Chow, Director of the UCSF Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) on winning the Waters Corporation Poster Award @ ABRF 2019! 


MULTI-seq: Scalable Sample Multiplexing for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing using Lipid-Tagged Indices

MULTI-seq is rapid, modular, and universal scRNA-seq sample multiplexing strategy using lipid-tagged indices. MULTI-seq reagents can barcode any cell type from any species with an accessible plasma membrane in 10 minutes and also works for nuclei. The method is compatible with enzymatic tissue dissociation, and also preserves viability and endogenous gene expression patterns. We leverage these features to multiplex the analysis of multiple solid tissues comprising human and mouse cells isolated from patient-derived xenograft mouse models. We also utilize MULTI-seq's modular design to perform a 96-plex perturbation experiment with human mammary epithelial cells. MULTI-seq also enables robust doublet identification, which improves data quality and increases scRNA-seq cell throughput by minimizing the negative effects of Poisson loading. We anticipate that the sample throughput and reagent savings enabled by MULTI-seq will expand the purview of scRNA-seq and democratize the application of these technologies within the scientific community.

Authors: Eric Chow

Author Email: [email protected]

Poster awardees on stage with certificates

ABRF Poster Awards, Sponsored by Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation sponsors prizes for the best posters presented at the ABRF Annual Meeting that contain original research. The ABRF Education Committee reviews all poster abstracts submitted to the meeting and selects a limited number of candidates for award consideration. Lead authors of the candidate posters are invited to give a short (5 minute) presentation of their poster to the Education Committee at their poster. The authors of the posters judged to be the best receive the Waters Corporation sponsored awards at the Poster Award Session and are required to give a 10 min presentation (including questions) to the general assembly. In order to be eligible for the competition, the poster first author must be submit a draft of their poster before the annual meeting, and be available for the poster judging and the Award Session during the meeting.  Each of the winners receives $500.

Eligible posters focus on the latest scientific research results enabled by advanced life sciences technologies, methods and software tools that facilitate applications, and the latest technology developments in the biotechnology field. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

ABRF Poster Categories:
  • Administration: Management, Process Improvement, Software Tools, Shared Facility Expertise, Best Practices, Mentoring, Career Development, etc.
  • Flow Cytometry/Trending: Flow Cytometry, Antibodies, Statistics, Bio-IT, Bioinformatics, 3D Printing, All Other
  • Genomics: Single cell, Metagenomics, Sequencing, Gene Editing, CRISPR/CAS, Biomarkers, Microarray, Software, etc.
  • Imaging: Confocal, Light Microscopy, Small Animal Imaging, Electron Microscopy, Developing Applications, etc.
  • Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry: Protein analysis, Protein Sequencing, Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Glycomics, Carbohydrate analysis, Biomarkers, Software, etc.

More information here: 





By RRP on
March 13, 2019



Antibodies: The Power of Triangulation

Antony Rosen, M.B.Ch.B., B.Sc. (Hons)
Vice Dean for Research
Director, Division of Rheumatology
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins in Health
Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Medicine
Professor of Cell Biology; Professor of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
8:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Parnassus - Nursing Building - Room N 225


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Following the guest speaker presentation, learn how the PREMIER Center can help you extend your research in human autoimmune diseases as well as hear from PREMIER members about the resources and services available with our center.

Beau Norgeot, PhD candidate 
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Jessica Neely, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics

Cristina Lanata, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Judy Ashouri, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine


Become a member today to gain access to PREMIER core services, funding opportunities, presentations, seminar series, networking events, and more. Contact PREMIER if you have questions about becoming a member.Applying is easy and requires only an NIH biosketch or CV and a short statement of research interest related to rheumatic disease.

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If you have received a PREMIER pilot or core usage grant, use one of our cores, or forrm a collaboration at one of our events that leads to a publication, please acknowledge PREMIER in related publications and presentations.  We suggest stating:

"Our Study was funded (or supported) by PREMIER, a NIH/NIAMS P30 Center for the Advancement of Precision Medicine in Rheumatology at UCSF (AR040155).