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Join USC’s research core teams January 5 for the inaugural Research Cores Fair

The University of South Carolina is hosting a Research Cores Fair on Thursday, January 5, 2023, to spotlight the wealth of resources at the University that are available to researchers. Research cores at the University of South Carolina are shared research resources that provide access to equipment, instruments, technology and expert technical advice that researchers from any part of the University can use for a fee.

The Research Cores Fair is open to current users and those interested in learning up close about the available research capabilities at USC. The event will feature 15–30-minute talks broken down into four sections: life sciences, chemistry, engineering and aerospace and earth, ocean and environment. There will also be tables or posters for each Research Core and posters by students and postdocs, and prizes for the best student posters. Fair organizers and commercial sponsors will provide refreshments during the breaks and lunch.

Research officials at the University hope this fair will help promote awareness of Research Cores at USC to users and potential users at the University and beyond. We encourage USC graduate and other professional students, Principle Investigators, and those from other institutions who are interested in using the USC Research Cores to RSVP for this exciting event. Those who wish to present a poster at the event should submit their abstract to this separate form by Friday, December 16, 2022.


Schedule of Events


Morning events will include an opening address, talks showcasing Cores in Chemistry, Engineering and Aerospace, and a student poster session.


Lunch will be provided by Agilent Technologies, Inc.


Afternoon events will include a presentation about the iLabs Core management platform, talks showcasing Cores for Life Sciences, Earth, Ocean and Environmental research, and a student poster session. The day will be capped off with awards for the best student/postdoc posters; $1000, and $500 vouchers from the CTT Functional Genomics, Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Cores and the SoM Instrumentation Resource Facility.


All events will occur in the Darla Moore School of Business on the Corner of Assembly and Greene Streets, Columbia, SC.  Free single day parking permits will be provided for registered attendees.

For questions about the Research Cores Fair or poster abstract submissions, please contact Dr. Gary Schools,

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