The Infectious Disease Assay Development Lab is a fee for service facility of University of Kansas that strives to provide researchers with the ability to run high-throughput chemical, siRNA, and high-content screens (HCS). The center incorporates compound libraries, instrumentation, databases and personnel.

The IDAD is available for use by academic and private researchers to conduct biochemical and cell-based high throughput screens (HTS) to discover the effects of small molecules on targets of choice. The IDAD can facilitate screening compound libraries in 96, 384 and 1536 well formats for both enzyme/protein and cell-based assays using industry-standard instrumentation and screening facilities. The data from all screens performed here are collected and stored in a secure, central database to allow researchers to rapidly evaluate and compare results of their screens.

Screening Facility

The IDAD is located in Structural Biology Center (SBC)-III complex on Lawrence campus. For directions, see Contact page. The screening center offers the following services:

  1. Discussion on screening goals, assays and instrument compatibility.
  2. Primary assay optimization and data analysis including protocols and selection of controls.
  3. Validation screening of a small library with a robust optimized assay.
  4. Screening the complete library of compounds.
  5. Data analysis and storage.
  6. Secondary screen development and/or screening of primary hits.
  7. Plating various dilutions of compounds and siRNA libraries.

The Director of IDAD can provide letters of recommendation for those seeking financial support to defray the costs associated with the screening of small-molecule library. We can provide information about the compounds and instruments for grant submission. We can also assist in making your grant more competitive by generating some preliminary results using optimized assay to screen a small subset of our library collection.

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