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The BSP CCR Genetics Core—A complete solution for CCR investigators’ research needs

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — Poster Session IV

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Natcher Conference Center, Building 45



* FARE Award Winner


  • G. Nelson
  • R. Johnson
  • C. McIntosh
  • J. Lautenberger
  • H. McMillen
  • M. McNally
  • M. Thompson
  • G. Li
  • D. Wells


The BSP CCR Genetics Core (BCGC) was formed in response to specific research support needs of CCR Principal Investigators. This core is an indispensable component of multiple CCR PI research programs owing to several factors including, responsiveness to research needs, resident expertise and creative problem solving. The BCGC has unique characteristics that have resulted in a high degree of utility to the CCR customers. The BCGC uses a comprehensive “from carbon to silicon” approach that encompasses the ability to organize studies/establish cohorts, collect and process samples, generate and interpret data and take part in publishing manuscripts. This integrated approach and application of established expertise adds value to the services provided due to elimination of redundancy and increased efficiency. Application of inherent expertise and a commitment to being responsive places the BCGC in a position to guide work by anticipating/heading-off issues and solving problems in real-time from within projects. SAIC-F and the BSP coordinate, and inter-digitate, BCGC support with other SAIC-F research support capabilities such as the ISP and ATP in the cases where we can leverage resident expertise to optimize BCGC support. The BCGC also draws on expertise present in the SAIC-F run Bioinformatics groups and Core Genotyping Facility.

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