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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Core Facilities

The Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) is home to two core facilities, the Analytical bioNanoTechnology Equipment Core (ANTEC) and the Peptide Synthesis Core (PS Core). These facilities are fee-for-service/instrument use laboratories that encompass a wide range of biologically related analytical instrumentation as well as a comprehensive offering of synthetic peptide services.

core facilities staff
Core Facilities staff from left to right: Alexandra Kolot, Charles Bressan, Emily Ayello, Mark Karver, Suvendu Biswas

Peptide Synthesis Core

SQI’s Peptide Synthesis Core Facility is equipped with instrumentation and staff dedicated to the synthesis, purification and analysis of peptides.
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PS Core researchers with award

Highlights

SQI’s Peptide Synthesis Core received the Office for Research's 2018 Outstanding Core Facility Award.

  • Outstanding Cores rank in the top 10% of all core facilities across the university, based on metrics such as service, outreach, education, financial management, facility operations and feedback obtained from the annual user satisfaction survey.
  • Only three core facilities at Northwestern received this designation.

Rising Stars of SQI Lectures

The Rising Stars Lectures are sponsored by the Peptide Synthesis Core and ANTEC.

About Rising Stars

These popular lectures highlight the research of senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the SQI laboratories. The lectures give these researchers a forum to hone their presentation skills and disseminate information about their interesting research projects at SQI.

Speaker Nominations

Rising Stars Lecture speakers are nominated by SQI Faculty Members. If you would like to nominate someone for an upcoming lecture, contact Mark Karver or Alexandra Kolot.