An Interview with Peter Lopez: Using centrifugal elutriation and flow cytometry to answer biological questions

ABRF Executive Board Member Peter Lopez was interviewed by as part of their “Thought Leaders” series.

In the article, Peter discusses Beckman Coulter applications, how cell sorting compares to magnetic bead separation and centrifugal elutriation, the future of flow cytometry, potential applications, and more.

Read the full interview here.

Nature names ‘Method of the Year’

Nature Methods recently reflected on the year 2015.  In this recent online publication they featured the ‘Method of the Year’, naming cryo-EM a ground breaking technology that is filled with plenty of discovery to go.  You can find the online article here.

What is cryo-EM?

Cryo-EM or electron cryomicroscopy is, in general, a form of electronmicroscopy studied at cryogenic temperatures.  This is an important method commonly used in structural biology – for research in areas of proteomics.  In recent years it has begun to catch up to the likes of X-Ray Crystallography and NMR technologies with its latest developments that allow for ‘near atomic structures’ to be solved produced clearer, improved, resolution images.

It will certainly be interesting to watch the studies and research that come out of this rapidly rising technological resource!

Interested in the ABRF Mentorship Program?

Hands Holding Mentor

Interested in the ABRF Mentorship program? Now’s your chance to help shape it! 

The ABRF Career Development Committee (ABRF CDC) is pleased to announce a new mentorship program in the works for the ABRF community.

Why join an ABRF mentoring network?

A formal Mentoring Network within the ABRF can afford increased opportunity for career development, networking, problem-solving, sharing of expertise, and more.

Our current vision for this program is as follows:

  •        The Mentoring Network would be accessible as a link after logging in to the ABRF website
  •        ABRF members who are interested in Mentoring would appear in a searchable list accompanied by a thumbnail photo, brief profile of their professional interests, and field of expertise
  •        A Mentee would contact a potential Mentor and, if both parties agree, a Mentoring Partnership can be established
  •        An ABRF member can be both a Mentor and a Mentee

Formal guidelines would be put in place to help ensure success:

  1.      A formal commitment to monthly meeting for an hour (phone, Skype, etc)
  2.      A confidentiality statement and a Mentoring Partnership agreement would be filed with the ABRF CDC.

Please help the ABRF to define and establish this program by taking the brief survey that can be found at this link….

Results will be presented at the Mentoring Booth in the exhibit hall at ABRF 2016