Conference Space More Than Doubles at ATRF

Woman at monitors.

Tammy Miller, conference center technician, in the control room of the ATRF conference center.

By Ken Michaels, Staff Writer

The opening of the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) conference center more than doubles the amount of meeting space now available at the Frederick National Laboratory.

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ATRF Houses the Latest DNA Sequencing Technologies

Tecnicians working at sequencers

Teri Plona places a protective shield on the Roche 454. Arati Raziuddin and Viktoriya Grinberg prepare samples in the background.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

By the end of October, the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) will be one of the few facilities in the world to house all of the latest DNA sequencing technologies.

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Move Affords Many Advantages to EML

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Sarah Anderson, EML research technician (seated) and Ulrich Baxa, EML director, check scanning results from the atomic force microscope (shown in the background). Girija Chaubey, scientist, Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory, is operating the microscope.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Ulrich Baxa, Ph.D., director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EML), enjoys finally having his staff all in one place.

“Our lab is now all in one location, as compared to our previous situation, with two different locations,” he said. “This will make daily work much easier, in particular for me since I am able to have an office next to the other EML staff.”

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Single Location Key to NCL's Operation

Technicians using microscopes.

Jamie Rodriguez, research associate, NCL, uses an inverted phase contrast microscope to visualize a specific type of cell in culture. To the right of the microscope is an automated cell counter, which captures the number of cells she is viewing. Lydia Perkins, NCL summer intern, works at a laminar flow hood in the background.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

For the first time, the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) is under one roof, as a result of their move to the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF).  The move is expected to streamline their work as well as provide greater opportunities for collaboration with other researchers, both internal and external.

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Building Design Fosters Partnerships

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Standing in front of the visitors’ entrance at the Advanced Technology Research Facility are Craig Reynolds, NCI associate director (left), and Dave Heimbrook, SAIC-Frederick chief executive officer. Public–private partnerships will “advance science, technology, and drug development, which should directly benefit the patients living with cancer and AIDS,” Heimbrook said.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

The physical space of the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) is designed to encourage collaborations, both internal and external. Of the 330,000 square feet of space at the new facility, nearly 40,000 have been set aside for collaborations between the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) and outside partners in an arrangement that brings together scientists and specialists from government, industry, academia, and the nonprofit sectors in support of the research of NCI.

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The Wait Is Over

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By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

At a March 2010 gathering at the construction site of the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF), Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., associate director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), noted that the facility would be a place where public–private partnerships will produce the next generation of diagnostics and treatments for cancer and AIDS. The completion of the facility, he said, “is anticipated by the 1.5 million Americans who get cancer every year….They anxiously await this construction” (News & Views, April 2010, page 3).

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