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Services to IDM Member Groups

Computational biology

The IDM has a dedicated Bioinformatician, Katie Lennard, to assist IDM Members, staff and students [only] with data analyses. Requests for support should be submitted by completing a services request form. These should be submitted during the planning stages of the project, to allow the development of data analysis pipelines tailored to the research needs.

The IDM bioinformatics support follows a collaborative model where all roles would be scientific and not purely technical. Such collaboration should apply the ICMJE guidelines regarding authorship.

Ad hoc requests (less than 8 hours required) from IDM Members, staff and students, will be handled on a case-by-case basis, submitted via email. Alternatively, IDM Members can call in on a Wednesday morning between 09:30am and 12:30pm, Wernher & Beit North room N1.06.


Histology Unit

The Histology Unit is based in the Department of Surgery, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital. It is managed and serviced by Lizette Fick who is sponsored by the IDM, with administrative assistance from the Division of Immunology.

The facilities provided are: trimming, processing and embedding of tissue; cutting of normal as well as APES coated slides, and histochemical staining. Costs are incurred with each job requested.


Image Analysis software

Contact Darren Martin if you are interested in customised image analysis software for automated analysis of disease symptoms on plant leaves.