2019 Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon

Ensuring Rigor and Reproducibility in Core Facilities was the theme of this year's Core Facilities Colloquium.

The celebration of excellence took place on the Evanston campus  (Guild Lounge) on Friday, February 8, 2019.

A detailed agenda is available below. In total, 22 cores were honored with awards (listed below) and some 90 core facility staff, administrators, directors and managers attended this year's event.

Attendees also engaged in a thoughtful discussion prompted by this year's theme of Rigor and Reproducibility and the role of core facilities in helping to reach this important objective.

Eight Managers of cores shared their perspectives on setting standards and communicating with users on the topic.

More pictures can be found here, https://northwestern.box.com/s/rhv8szayuei0etm0gphqfb3ii808mdp2

We hope to see you all at the next event!

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Core Facilities Awards

Outstanding Core Facilities
Cores placing in the top 10%. Cores receive a commemorative plaque and $2,000 voucher for discretionary use related to the operation of the facility.

  • Center for Developmental Therapeutics (DTC)
  • High Throughput Analysis Laboratory (HTAL)
  • SQI Peptide Synthesis Core

Gold Star Core Facilities
Cores placing in the top 10% four or more times. Cores receive a commemorative plaque and each full time employee receives $200.

  • Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (CAM-NIC)
  • Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC)
  • Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)

Highly Performing Core Facilities
Cores receiving over 75% of the possible points on their annual report evaluations.

BIF, BCC, CAMI, CTI, REACT, DND-CAT, Flow Cytometry Core, Keck Biophysics Core, ChemCore, Microsurgery Core, NUCAPT, NUSeq, Pathology Core, PLD Core, QBIC, SDRC