Last update: September 23, 2021, 4:00 PM 

Our goal is to ensure that our staff, and the researchers who interact with us, remain as safe possible, while at the same time doing our best to continue to serve those of you who rely on our services to push forward your research programs.

All of our staff will be working from home where possible, but the core lab will be staffed during regular hours. When visiting with them please wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after. We will also be practicing CDC guidelines including frequent hand-washing and regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces. Here are some more specific updates:

The main office may be open. If you need to speak with someone in person, call 541-737-3347 to verify if someone is in the office before stopping by. You can also email:

Bo Price

CQLS facilities can now be used without a research resumption plan. Please follow OSU's current masks, distancing, personnel space requirements, and protocols.

  • We are now allowing self-serve sample drop off during our open hours without an appointment. Typically, we are open between 9am-4pm but not guaranteed.
  • All samples can be dropped off only in the -20C freezer/refrigerator just inside the front door.  There are marked shelves for each service in this freezer. If your samples need to be transferred to the -80C freezer, send an email to that effect.
  • Please note that we are a BSL2 lab and access is only for the very front of the lab.  If you need to discuss anything about your samples when dropping them off, please make an appointment ahead of time with the relevant person.
  • Use of any of our equipment in ALS 3012 is still by appointment only with the appropriate PPE. You can make an appointment with an individual person or at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb9Mhwxr0K8OXuC
  • Training is now available for multiuser equipment upon request. Please continue to use the calendar system to reserve time on the instruments.

General Core Lab contact: lab@cqls.oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3413
Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq, HiSeq – Mark Dasenko, dasenkom@cqls.oregonstate.edu
Sanger Sequencing, Capillary Genotyping, GBS, DNA/RNA Extractions, Blue Pippin – Liz Zepeda, Elizabeth@cqls.oregonstate.edu
PacBio Sequencing – Liz Zepeda, Elizabeth@cqls.oregonstate.edu
Bioanalyzer, TapeStation, ddPCR – Anne-Marie Girard, girarda@cqls.oregonstate.edu , (secondary: Katie Carter, Liz Zepeda)
Microscopy – Anne-Marie Girard, girarda@cqls.oregonstate.edu
Multiuser equipment – Felipe Arredondo, felipe.arredondo@oregonstate.edu

 

Multi-user room

The multi-user room is available for use for trained users of essential or approved resumed research.

  1. Follow OSU masks and distancing policy and other appropriate PPE. Minimize the number of people in the Multiuser room, ALS 2156..
  2. All calendars are overlaid for the Multiuser room so that you can determine number of people in the room.  Sign up on the calendar for your instrument as usual in a time spot that doesn't conflict with others.
  3. Door codes will expire on 6/25/2022.
  4. Request a new code and access to the room calendar from Felipe Arredondo for the current fiscal year, FY22.

All staff will be working from home. Where possible, please contact staff via email. If you do call, please leave a message with your name and phone number, as all staff have voicemail to email turned on, but may not have access to the phone. Face-to-face conversations will be via Zoom where possible.

Our goal is to keep all servers operational, but there may be delays in service, as staff will be partially working from home. Again, where possible, please contact staff via email. If you do call, please leave a message with your name and phone number, as all staff have voicemail to email turned on, but may not have access to the phone.

Beginning Fall 2021 we will begin transition to in-person seminars. For further updates see https://cqls.oregonstate.edu/cqls-seminar-series

BUG meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Additional information will be provided closer to each date. For updates see https://cqls.oregonstate.edu/training/bioinformatics-users-group-bug

Our training workshops being offered remotely until the center is fully operational again.


Visit Our Training Workshop page for more details.