25-26 September 2013
If so, this course is for you!
Contact and Registration:
- If you would like to register to this course, please download Bioreactor_Registration_Form_Sep13 (MS Word , 23kb) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or contact Jared Cartwright for further information on course content
The York Technology Facility has been providing practical training courses for 9 years.
Dr Jared Cartwright, Technology Facility
PhD in Biochemistry, with 6 years experience as post doctoral researcher in protein chemistry and recombinant protein expression. Currently, Head of Protein Production at the Technology Facility, University of York.
The Technology Facility is a state-of-the-art facility that provides access to a wide range of key technologies and expertise that underpin much of current bioscience research. Technology Facility started operations in 2002, is centrally located within the Department, has some 2,000m2 of laboratory space, £9 million equipment spend since the start, and 20 expert staff members. The Technology Facility is organised into six specialist laboratories, each led by an experienced technologist with trained technical support.
An essential aim of establishing the Technology Facility is to provide an environment that encourages collaborative programmes between research groups. Since Biology is a large integrated Department spanning many diverse interests, researchers using the Technology Facility encompass molecular ecologists and plant scientists through to cancer researchers, mammalian physiologists and protein chemists.
The expert technologists and technicians in each specialised laboratory play a central role in (1) facilitating wide access to the various technology platforms to a range of users both within and external to the Department; (2) providing training in the new technologies through both individual tuition and courses; and (3) developing new technologies using the skill-base and facilities available to them, often in collaboration with the instrument manufacturers.
Since our opening in 2002, the Technology Facility has already had a major impact on the science being undertaken within the Department. Through our pump-priming activities we have enabled our researchers to be even more successful in obtaining competitive grant awards, with the input from our experts often being critical in allowing the academics to move into new technology fields both efficiently and effectively.
In addition to the research support we provide to the researchers at York, the Technology Facility also has a clear external remit and we have established a number of collaborations and service provision with academics from other universities and bioscience businesses.