Vector

In-house viral and plasmid stocks ready the next day

About the Vector Core

The Vector Core produces biological products (gene transfer vectors) that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. The Vector Core also provides intellectual and technical advice to researchers regarding the optimal use of these systems. Gene transfer vectors require special handling precautions, and manufacturing systems that lend themselves to a core structure that optimizes efficiencies of scale and cost to the research community. The specific objectives of the Vector Core are to:

 

  1. Provide a Core laboratory for the construction, purification, and characterization of recombinant vectors containing genes relevant to the study of disease models for use as in vitro and in vivo gene transfer reagents. These systems include both non-viral (expression plasmid) and viral (recombinant lentivirus, recombinant retrovirus, and recombinant adenovirus) technologies;
  2. Collaborate closely with researchers to ensure the Vector Core provides the platforms our customers require, and to institute the use of new technologies;
  3. Maintain qualified staff and provide high quality, cost-effective products to our researchers.

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Getting Started

To begin work with the Vector Core, you will first need to register with MiCores and complete training. Please see the Training page for more information on how to get started.

Consultation

For questions regarding your specific needs or project goals please contact Vector Core Director, Tom Lanigan, to set up a consultation.

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Ordering

Please visit the Products & Services page for more detailed information on what we offer. To request products and services, login to MiCores.

Vector Core by the Numbers

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Events

  • Quick Start Guide To Using FIJI and FluoRender For Visualizing Fluorescence Images

    A practical, basic, and interactive introduction to how to use FIJI and FluoRender freeware for common image visualization and rendering tasks. Attendees should bring a laptop to work along with the examples. No prior knowledge is required. Time commitment: 4 …

     
  • Explore Single Cell Multiomics

    Hosted by the Advanced Genomics Core, in partnership with BD Life Sciences: NCRC, Research Auditorium Building 10 & ACR1 March 12, 2020 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM SEMINAR | RESEARCH AUDITORIUM BUILDING 10 8:30 AM Welcome by Dr. Olivia Koues …

     

News

  • Rogel Cancer Center to sponsor small internal grants to Cancer Biology (CB) and Cancer Genetics (CG) Programs

    CB and CG programs have been allocated discretionary funds to strengthen cancer-related research. The Rogel Cancer Center Shared Resources and University of Michigan Research Cores offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art technologies and platforms. In many cases, the cost can …

     
  • RNA-Sequencing Draws a Packed House in Ann Arbor

    The Advanced Genomics Core and Illumina host a sold-out event at U-M. On Wednesday, February 5th, 177 U-M researchers came out in droves to learn from the technical experts of Illumina! Topics presented at the seminar included: RNA-seq overview and related …