Do you need to analyze NGS data but don’t have the computational power on your laptop or desktop to run it locally? The HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) and HSLS Technology have loaded two laptops with all current MBIS software (see figures below). They can be borrowed from the HSLS Technology Help Desk with a valid Pitt ID for use both within and outside of the library. The laptops can be checked out for four hours and are renewable online, but must be returned before the library closes.
Model: Dell Precision 7710
Monitor: 17.3” (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 6920HQ @ 2.90GHz
Video card: 4095MB Nvidia Quadro M5000M
SDD: 953GB PM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 1024GB
Battery life: ~3 hours
Contact the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service with any questions.
At the end of April, Barbara Folb, Public Health Informationist, retired after a long, successful career at HSLS.
Folb is the third of four generations with a connection to Pitt. Her great uncle, Max Lauffer, was the founding chair of the Department of Biophysics at Pitt. Her mother graduated from Pitt with a degree in Spanish, Folb received an MLS and an MPH, and her daughter earned an MLIS degree. Continue reading →
It’s that time again—finals week—and the library is bursting with students studying, writing papers, and finishing research projects. HSLS called upon our furry, four-legged friends to give health sciences students a stress-free study break. Over 80 students filled our conference room with smiles and laughter while enjoying the company of Mosie and Hava, both Portuguese water dogs, and Blue, a golden retriever. HSLS would like to thank Rick Oberndorf and Melissa Saul, the pet handlers who volunteered their time to this effort.
With a focus on creating, a second study break allowed students to dabble in art activities related to the brain. Attendees chose from a variety of paint, playdoh, yarn, beads, pipe cleaners, and straws to create art pieces such as inkblots and crafty neurons. Continue reading →