Workshops & Webinars 

ABRF Call for Year-Round Education Programs 

Share your expertise with your core colleagues by offering an Education Program (panel, presentation, workshop) for the upcoming schedule of online events. 

The ABRF Education Committee is now accepting proposals for online Education Programs. 

Online sessions are typically scheduled in 1-hour or 2-hour (Zoom) blocks, with multiple sessions per program as needed to deliver content and engage the audience. 

Submit your proposal via this form.  

Zoom - Tips & Tricks

Recordings of prior ABRF events are linked below:

Partner Webinar: Testing Smart Deep Basecaller for Sanger Sequencing QC - December 12, 2023

Town Hall:
  Why Should I Be A Reviewer? - December 5, 2023

Town Hall: 
 Updates in Flow Cytometry (partial recording) - November 15, 2023

Town Hall:  Working with our User Base and Problem Solving in a Genomics Core Operation
September 20, 2023

ABRF Membership Orientation - July 20, 2023

Preview of 2023 ABRF Regional Chapter Meetings   July 19, 2023

ABRF's Role in Science Policy and Advocacy   June 14, 2023
(slide presentations)

Preview of 2023 ABRF Annual Meeting  April 19, 2023

ABRF Membership Orientation  April 6, 2023
(slide presentation)

Continuing to Explore Equity and Inclusion with ABRF Affinity Groups  March 15, 2023
(slide presentation)

NIH S10 Grant Applications for Shared Instrumentation:  
Tips, Tidbits, and Informed Suggestions
February 15-16, 2023

Part 1: Developing the Foundation – Timeline, Who, What, When, Where, How (recording)

Part 2: Writing the Proposal – Essentials for Each Section  (recording)

(Combined slide presentation)

The Future Forward in Flow Cytometry:  Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Shaping the Future

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Slide presentation.

Full workshop recording.   Note:  speaker presentations begin at these points in the recording:


     Rachael Walker:  3:36
     Rachael Sheridan:  28:05
     David LeClerc:  52:48
     Matthew Cochran:  1:19:35
    Tim Bushnell:  1:44:00
    Q&A:  1:58:30

This session will present attendees with a unique opportunity to hear from five panelists and experts within the flow cytometry field. Together they will walk you through an exciting conversation on the evolution of flow cytometry, how it works, and how this technology has evolved, impacting research discoveries and the development of new technologies. This presentation will close with a discussion on spatial flow cytometry and proteomics. The latest and newest era in the development of flow cytometry’s contribution to research.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to learn about and ask questions on: 

• The evolution of flow cytometry over the last 50 years.
• How flow cytometry works.
• Development and history of fluorochromes
• The evolution of spectral flow cytometry and its impact on developing new tools for research.
• Applying Spatial proteomics and flow cytometry together.



Dr. Rachael Walker               David Leclerc                Dr. Rachael Sheridan           Dr. Timothy Bushnell   Matthew Cochran
Cambridge University           University of Chicago           Van Andel Research            University of Rochester    University of Rochester                                                                                                       Institute                                   

Virtual Seminar Series   

Implementation of Curio Seeker, a Novel Spatial Transcriptomics Method, in a Core Facility Setting

Wednesday, December 7

Webinar recording

10X Genomics Single Cell and Spatial Analysis Technologies for Genomics Core Facilities

Wednesday, November 30
Webinar recording

ABRF Online Workshop - Proteomics Cloud Computing 

Proteomics Cloud Computing Online Workshops - See Workshop Materials Here 

The iPRG will conduct a series of online video tutorials about the use of cloud computing resources for MS-based proteomics, focusing on Nextflow, the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline (TPP) and Galaxy Platform. Attendees for this workshop may attend one, or all of this three-part series on Cloud Computing. 

See introductory video by Ben Neely, NIST here....

September 12-16 

Trans Proteomic Pipeline: Michael Hoopman of ISB, in Seattle, Washington will provide instructions on how to us TPP to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

October 3-7
Galaxy Platform: Melanie Foell of Freiburg University in Germany will provide instructions on how to use Galaxy to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

November 14-18
NextflowYasset Perez-Riverol of EBI in Hinxton, UK will provide instructions on how to use Nextflow to analyze MS data. Pre-recorded content will be sent in advance of the sessions for attendees to watch and learn processes, followed by a live training session. 

ABRF Sequencing Seminar Series 

September - October 2022

ABRF presented a series of virtual seminars on existing and new sequencing technologies. 

Seminar Series Schedule:

September 8, 2022                 Element Biosciences  (seminar recording)
September 15, 2022               illumina  (seminar recording)
September 22, 2022               MGI (announcement)  (recording)
September 29, 2022               ONT (Oxford Nanopore Technologies)  (announcement) (recording)
October 6, 2022                      PacBio  (recording)
October 20, 2022                    Singular Genomics  (announcement) (recording)
October 27, 2022                    Ultima Genomics (announcement) (recording)

Moderated by:  Anoja Perera, Stowers Institute



Online Workshops

ABRF Town Hall Presentations 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Instilling a Culture of Collaboration and Mindfulness around Core Instrumentation

Many shared resource facilities support instrumentation that is provided to end instrument operators in either a semi- or completely unsupervised manner. To effectively manage these resources, it’s important to build operational structures that instill trust between core members and instrument operators. Core directors and staff need to be able to tune messaging and training to connect with the different strata of their user base – day-to-day users, occasional customers that need updated training, primary investigators, and research administration. Core staff must also be able to put safety, policy, and engineering controls in place to ensure proper material and data handling, that troubleshooting is robust and instrument issues are dealt with quickly and fairly, and that the systems managed by the Core will generate validated and trustworthy results. In this town hall, we’ll discuss success stories and implementation strategies used by two shared resource facilities and share how they grow a culture of respectful communication between staff and instrument operators.

                               Speakers:  Marie Adams
, Van Andel Institute
                                                  Michelle Itano, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (presentation)
                                                  Derek Jones, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (presentation)

                                                  Stephen Polter, University of Rochester Medical Center      

Session Recording 

January 18, 2023

Engagement Opportunities with ABRF Research Groups and Committees

An overview of the range of options to contribute to ABRF.

View session recording.

November 16, 2022

Top Ten Features of the ABRF online Core Community

Learn more about how to engage with ABRF colleagues through this new online platform.

View session recording.

August 17, 2022

Why Should Everyone Support Transparency of the Scientific Literature Efforts?

Speakers:   Nate Herzog, Core MarketPlace
                   Anita Bandrowski, SciCrunch

The talk includes two parts (1) info surrounding RRIDs usage and importance and (2) how RRIDs and the CoreMarketplace interact which includes a walk thru of setting up your core in the CM and getting an RRID assigned, as requested.

View session recording.

July 20, 2022

Data Management Plans for Cores
Speakers:    Sheenah Mische, NYU Langone Medical Center
                     Nicole White, Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center
Slide presentation

Session recording

April 27, 2022

3D Image Analysis Tools and Reproducibility Event

Workshop breakout session recordings:

March 16, 2022 - ABRF 2022 Annual Meeting Preview

March 9, 2022  - ABRF NSF ATE Project - Developing the Core Technology Workforce

  - Update on ABRF NSF ATE Grant Project - Todd Smith 

  - Life Science Career & Education/Training Pathways - Terri Quenzer
  - Opportunities for Core Facilities - Frances Weis-Garcia

February 16, 2022 - Core Funding Programs - presented by ABRF Core Administrators' Network Coordinating Committee (CAN-CC)


January 2022 - Best Practices in Data Management and Quality

ABRF Education Program Sponsors: