Research Technology Support Facility
Alert - MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic
MSU is taking several steps to ensure the health of our community: All classes will continue virtually for the rest of the semester; Students are strongly encouraged to return home, and employees must work remotely when possible. Employees working on campus will be asked health screening questions; MSU Health Care is now offering drive-through testing for COVID-19 to the campus community and general public. Read More
Alert - COVID-19
As of March 16, 2020 the Genomics Core will stop accepting samples due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Do not submit or ship any samples to the Genomics Core until further notice. At this time we are not processing any samples. If you have questions about the status of samples that had been submitted before the closure, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond to your query shortly.
In response to concerns over COVID-19, the Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core is suspending training of new users, effective March 17, 2020. However, the Core will continue to remain open to trained instrument users for sample analyses. Core staff will be working reduced hours and can be available by appointment if necessary. Any meetings including consulting sessions that can be conducted remotely will be done via Zoom or via e-mail to limit person-to-person contact. We will also keep doors to the Core closed and locked, however trained users with key card access will continue to have access. If you need to drop off samples for Core staff to process, please coordinate this with staff via email (either individual staff email or by using the RTSF.email@example.com email address) to ensure that a staff member is available to receive your sample(s). As always, if there are instrument issues, please email Core staff and we will do our best to take care of any issues that arise but be aware that our response may not be as quick as normal.
As of March 17, 2020 the Proteomics Core will stop accepting samples due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Do not submit or ship any samples to the Proteomics Core until further notice. If you have questions about the status of samples, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond to your query shortly.More Information
The RTSF Genomics Core FTP server now requires secure (FTPS) connections.READ MORE
Genomics Core Resource Calendars & Reservations Change
The Genomics Core’s reservation calendars will now be accessed through the University's MS Office 365 Outlook Calendar.READ MORE
Big Science Requires Big Tools
The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) at Michigan State University is a collection of five analytical facilities which provide the fundamental tools for modern life science research.
The complexities and costs of the tools involved in 21st century science require a full-time staff focused on the understanding and maintaining the instruments. These research tools are part of a hub of facilities connecting research in diverse areas of science.
Making MSU Research More Efficient
Consolidating these tools into the RTSF allows for specially trained staff to provide researchers with sophisticated analyses.
The expertise and protocols needed for next-generation bio-analysis are complex and changing almost daily. MSU researchers will enjoy the efficiency of having RTSF focus on understanding the equipment. As a central resource, we keep current with the latest developments and provide the edge needed for MSU researchers.