First Bindley Day a successful one




  Dr. Lake Paul discusses biophysical analysis in his lab during Bindley Day.


The Bindley Bioscience Center opened its doors to the public on Nov. 30 at the first Bindley Day.

Science students and fans were able to get up-close looks at labs while the center's scientists explained what they do in the fields of biological mass spectrometry, biophysical analysis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, bioscience imaging, translational pharmacology, and screening and cloning.

In one building, cells are studied and experimented on in many different ways.

Among the crowds that Bindley Day drew were 80 graduate students from many different fields across Purdue campus. From the life sciences to agriculture, engineering to health and human sciences, students that usually do not study or do research near Bindley, which is located in Discovery Park, have hi-tech resources at their disposal.

Tommy Sors, Bindley center project manager, said one of the main goals of Bindley Day was to have STEM-based graduate students become familiar with Bindley's facilities.

Along with the tours of the labs, Bindley Day also featured lectures from many of the center's scientists. They spoke on such topics as metabolite profiling, proteomics, informatics and more.

"Since the center opened seven years ago, Bindley's equipment, technology, state-of-the-art labs and research expertise have sparked life science and bioscience research collaborations with state, regional, national and international industry partners," said Richard Kuhn, director at Bindley and head of the Department of Biological Sciences.

"The Bindley Bioscience Center is connecting researchers in the life sciences with engineers and initiating and facilitating interdisciplinary research that blends life sciences and engineering, making a significant impact on our state and region. Our close proximity to the Birck Nanotechnology Center also has enhanced the research capabilities within both centers," Kuhn said.


A Purdue P was spelled out using machinery in the Screening and Cloning Lab during Bindley Day.

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