Researchers in the Center for Plant Science Innovation have many resources and cutting-edge technologies available to them on the University of Nebraska campus. Information on several of these is provided below.

Beadle Business Center

The Beadle Business Center is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) that provides principal financial and human resources support in grant and budget development and administration, financial management, human resources, payroll management, purchasing, and IT to university students, faculty and staff.

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Beadle Greenhouse

The Lemnatec ETH Scanalyzer housed in the Beadle Center can be used for small plants and other organisms and is equipped with 4 types of sensing and imaging cameras (visible, infra-red, near infra-red and fluorescent).

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Nebraska Innovation Center Greenhouse

The NIC Greenhouse Innovation Center is 45,000 square feet of greenhouse and headhouse space. The facility features state-of-the-art computer environmental controls, a LemnaTec High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping system, and 22 foot eave heights to allow for optimal air circulation. The greenhouses are heated and cooled with sustainable energy. Tailored greenhouse services are available.

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The Bioinformatics Core Research Facility (BCRF) offers education, analysis and computational services in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology. Various standard bioinformatics services are provided with a quick turnaround time and reasonable fees.

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Nebraska Center for Biotechnology

The Nebraska Center for Biotechnology provides state of the art technologies for research through core facilities, enriches the research environment at Nebraska through a weekly seminar series, provides training to faculty, students and staff through workshops and short courses and awards student fellowships and scholarships. The center aims to provide services and training to enhance the research environment and research capabilities at the University of Nebraska and for local and regional businesses. Its core facilities include bioinformatics, flow cytometry, genomics, microscopy, plant transformation, and proteomics/metabolomics.

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Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides flow cytometry services to investigators on and off the university's campus on a fee-for-service basis. The core provides comprehensive data collection, data interpretation and education.

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The Morrison Microscopy Core Research Facility has state of the art imaging systems that include light/fluorescence microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes and electron microscopes. The facility provides strong technical support for multi-disciplinary research in Nebraska and services, teaching and training for university research communities.

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Plant Transformation

The Plant Transformation Core Research Facility has the capacity to conduct transformations for the major commodities, including maize, soybean, sorghum and wheat. Full-service transformations for the model plant species, Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana benthamiana) and Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) are available upon request. All transformations are conducted using Agrobacterium-mediated protocols. Transformations with commodities are carried out on a project agreement basis and custom quotes are provided for each project. Clients outside the state of Nebraska are required to obtain USDA/APHIS interstate movement permits for shipment of the transgenic events. The facility will advise customers and collaborators on how to obtain the necessary permits.

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The Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility offers a range of technical services using mass spectrometry, including identification and relative quantification of proteins and several advanced methods for profiling and quantitation of small molecules. With highly specialized technology capabilities and proficiency and expertise of personnel in the field of mass spectrometry, the facility is well-prepared and positioned to serve as a regional, national, and international resource and to foster collaboration in the fast developing field of proteomics and metabolomics.

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