High Throughput Screening with Infectious Agents: Equipment Choices and Strategies
Poster May 03, 2007
Nicole L. Kushner, William Severson, Jim Noah, Nice Shindo, Lynn Rasmussen, Colleen Jonsson and E. Lucile White.
At Southern Research Institute we routinely conduct HTS campaigns using infectious agents at the BSL-2 (Biosafety Level) and BSL-3 level. Here we discuss how we have successfully screened over one million compounds in anti-viral (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Influenza, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) and anti-microbial (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis) screens in BSL-2 and BSL-3 containment.
Concern about the safety of food products has increased dramatically with intentionally and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) used in packaging being of particular interest. APGC and high resolution MS together with a workflow driven process was used to identify unknown compounds in packaging.READ MORE
In April 2017, a campus-community event (N=42 participants) was held to promote sustainable food systems by educating participants about concepts ranging from food production to nutrition and food waste management. This poster discusses the resulting increased awareness and knowledge of a our local food system among participants, which can be fostered through educational events that combine opportunities for research, teaching, and practice.READ MORE