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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Peptide Synthesis Core (PS Core)

Current COVID-19 Operations

The Peptide Synthesis Core has been operational during the Illinois stay-at-home order for “essential” projects and will open to all orders on June 8. After this time, staff will be available to provide all services. No self-service use will be allowed until further notice.

Entry into the 11-257 lab at the Lurie Biomedical Research Building is also restricted to staff only, but may be permitted after discussing your need with the director, Mark Karver, at mark.karver@northwestern.edu.

To submit samples for mass spectrometry, please use the drop-off area on the table just outside of Lurie 11-257 and make sure to submit your completed information form with your sample. Please contact the director for samples in need of purification or if you have any questions.

About the Core

The Simpson Querrey Institute’s (SQI) Peptide Synthesis Core Facility is equipped with instrumentation and staff dedicated to the synthesis, purification and analysis of peptides. Staff members provide project consultation and peptide design assistance, custom peptide services and training on open access instrumentation.

Our services are available to Northwestern researchers, as well as anyone from other institutions or non-academic entities.

The Peptide Synthesis Core was recognized by the Office for Research with Core Facilities Service Excellence Awards in 2019 and 2020. It also earned an Outstanding Core Facility Award in 2015 and 2018 , and received honorable mention for the same distinction in 2016 and 2017. The core also ranked No. 2 in customer satisfaction on the 2016 Core Facility Users Survey.

The core is a member of the NSF-supported SHyNE Resource.

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Staff members provide project consultation and peptide design assistance, custom peptide services and training on open access instrumentation.

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