Save the date for “Coffee, Cookies, and a Chat: Cancer Center at Illinois Shared Resource Overview.”
- Thursday, March 28
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Beckman Institute Room 3269
This event will feature the Tumor Engineering & Phenotyping Facility (TEP). You’ll have the opportunity to learn about TEP services and equipment, ask questions, and tour TEP lab spaces.
- To be a one-stop shop for advice, resources, and validation to support discovery or development with biological experiments and analyses.
- To function as a “maker lab” for the development of novel tumor models and accurate simulation and improvement of our understanding of the structure, function, and dynamics of tumors and their microenvironment.
- To become a unique resource nationally.
- To provide access to specialized technologies, cancer models, services, and expertise that enhance productivity, collaboration, stability, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and quality control.
- To maintain state-of-the-art facilities for cell and tissue evaluation utilizing standardized protocols that are subject to strict quality control measures for both in vitro and in vivo studies.
- To ensure rapid availability of novel pre-clinical in vitro tissue cultures and in vivo tumor models for drug screening, toxicity, mechanobiology, and mechanistic studies using emerging fabrication techniques (e.g. 3D printing).
- To train students and scholars in experiments utilizing the TEP.
- To provide expert guidance in experimental design and analysis pipeline to maximize the cost-benefit ratio.
If you are new to the TEP, here is an overview of the process of working with us.
- Visit or email us
- Set up a new user account
- Submit an online order
- Drop off samples at TEP
- TEP processes samples
- TEP updates data on user’s account
- User collects data
- TEP bills user’s account