Participate in the Core Rigor and Reproducibility Survey

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Committee on Core Rigor and Reproducibility (CCoRRe) is conducting a global worldwide survey to learn how scientific cores or other shared resource facilities generate transparent, rigorous and reproducible research data.  The results of this survey will help the committee implement its mission to support shared resource facilities and their commitment to reproducible research. To participate use this web link,

We encourage you to forward this survey to other groups who may be interested in participating.  All responses will be anonymized. The survey results will be presented at the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 25-28. We hope you can join us to discuss this important topic.

Get Noticed at ABRF 2017!

The ABRF 2017 Program Committee is looking for your cool and exciting images to be displayed throughout the ABRF 2017 meeting space at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA this March.

If your image is selected, it will be professionally printed (16” X 20”) and mounted.  As an added incentive for submitting, after the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting your mounted prints will be mailed to your lab compliments of the ABRF!

Technical details:

  • Resolution 300 DPI at 16” X 20”
  • CMYK production, all color specifications will be matched to the closest 4-color process. Images without call-outs will be produced using the CMYK values contained in the digital file.


  • Photoshop (.psd)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • TIFF (.tif )
  • JPEG (.jpg)

Please email images by February 20 to

*If images are too large for email, contact Rich Cole for Dropbox instructions.


ABRF Announces Executive Board Election Results

ABRF Members turned out in record numbers to elect two new members for the Executive Board.

Rich Cole, Research Scientist V, Director, Advanced Light Microscopy & Image Analysis Core, Wadsworth Center and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health State University of New York and Nancy C. Fisher, PhD, Director, UNC Flow Cytometry Core Facility and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were elected to serve a term of four (4) years on the Executive Board of ABRF. Their terms will commence immediately following the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Congratulations, Rich and Nancy!

The terms of Bill Hendrickson, President, and Paula Turpen, Treasurer, will conclude after the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting. Thank you Bill and Paula for your outstanding leadership, hard work, and dedicated service to the ABRF and its membership.

ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting Site Visit

In preparation for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting, we had the incredible opportunity to visit San Diego and preview the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center (host hotel), as well as several of San Diego’s attractions and points of interest.

Town_Country_Exterior_Signature Shot_Grand HallThe Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is an easy 10 minute ride from the San Diego International Airport. For those arriving by car, there is ample parking, but daily charges will apply. For those traveling from the airport, there are plenty of commercial shuttles and cabs available for hire.

The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center features hotel rooms that are California casual and many will have been newly renovated when ABRF meeting attendees check in next March. The resort also features the Bella Tosca Day Spa & Salon, a 14,000 square foot Mediterranean-style Day Spa, Salon and Fitness Center, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. For the foodies in ABRF, the resort offers a diverse range of dining choices, from the California cuisine in the beach house setting of Terrace Café to Charlie’s Sports-Beer-BBQ. Charlie’s, which has been recognized as simply the best Mission Valley dining experience in San Diego, offers locally crafted brews, slow-roasted chicken, ribs and pork in a casual sports bar atmosphere. For those traveling with family members, rest assured that they would have plenty to do while you are attending the meeting.

With direct access to the light‐rail trolley that stops just steps away from the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, an all-day sd_coastline2ticket will provide direct and convenient transportation to The Gaslamp Quarter, the USS Midway Museum, and Seaport Village. The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is also just a short drive away from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, LEGOLAND®, Mission Bay Park and the cliff-lined beaches of San Diego.

With all that San Diego has to offer, and with plans for an outstanding program already in the works by the 2017 Program Committee, we encourage you to mark your calendar for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting, March 25-28, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Susan Meyn, Chair, 2017 Program Committee
Allis Chien, Executive Board Liaison to the 2017 Program Committee
Susan DeCourcey, Executive Director
Roya Jaseb, FASEB, OSMC