CoreLab Technology Training & Access
Cell, Protein and DNA Core Facilities


ALL researchers who would like to undertake research in the Natural Sciences at Georgia State University (and who wish to avail themselves of the ABCore research facilities and instrumentation within the Natural Science Centre and / or the Petit Science Centre) MUST go through an initial series of training sessions to familiarize themselves with fundamental aspects of Laboratory Safety and Security, as well as to learn what equipment is available in the core facilities and how each is to be used.

Face-to-Face GENERAL training sessions (which include AUTOCLAVE training) will be scheduled at the beginning of each Fall and Spring Semester for incoming students and staff -so that they might gain access to the ABCore facilities and become familiar with the use of basic, molecular technological instrumentation in these facilities. As of 11/01/22 all other unscheduled GENERAL training sessions will be undertaken ON-LINE. Additionally, ONE-ON-ONE training sessions will still be available UPON REQUEST for any and all researchers to learn how to use the more "specialized equipment" that is available in the ABCore facilities

Technology Training & Access:

In order to gain access to the Core Facilities ALL NEW RESEARCHERS NEED TO:

(1) Sign-Up with the ABCore facilities by either clicking on the "Scheduled" GENERAL Training Sessions or "OPEN REGISTRATION" buttons (see below) and following directions thereafter.

(2) Register with BIOSAFETY through the Research Safety portal (see below) and take the mandatory ON-LINE Safety/Security video -see below, and then Click on the "Research Portal" to view ON-LINE Instrument Training

(3) Having met and fulfilled all training requirements, as a member of the research facilities community you must abide by the fundamental rules which underpin the smooth workings of the ABCore facilities: (i) use your GSU card swipe-in to each room when accessing the core facilities AND "log-in / log out" of each instrument you use, (ii) take appropriate care of instrumentation that you do use, esnuring that the workspace is kept clean -after use (iii) communicate with ABCore Staff members ASAP if/when equipment is not working properly (iv) DO NOT use equipment on which you have NOT been trained, and (v) DO NOT share your card access privileges with ANYONE -see Security and Awareness video

FALL '22
Lab coats, Eye Protection -required AT ALL times...
Use of MASKS has been downgraded to "highly suggested" for work in ABCore facilities' space



FALL '22   &  SPRING '23

  • (1)  Register ON-LINE by CLICKing on the "OPEN REGISTRATION" button below to sign up for Core facility access. Dr. Hyuk Kyu Seoh will then respond via email and inform you about any and all specific aspects of the new registration process and further inform you as to any recent changes in the process.

    FALL '22:
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    SPRING '23:
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  • (2) View a MANDATORY, ON-LINE * presentation in "iCollege" under the "Research Safety" Portal and take the online quiz about "Security Awareness" in your "Research Safety" portal in iCollege.

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  • If you do not see the "Research Safety" Portal (see image above; a technician in a yellow hazmat suit, wearing a gas mask) then you will need to either (1) contact biosafety to have them give you access to the "Research Safety" portal (preferred), or (2) follow the directions in the pdf that was given to you when you Registered ON-LINE to request access to "Research Safety" Portal.
  • (2 cont'd) While you are in "iCollege" CLICK on the other image/portal, the "Research Portal" (see image on the right above), Go to and CLICK on "Equipment Training and Videos" and view all the video links therein

  • View all available ON-LINE * video tutorials in this "iCollege" portal, which presently include: Vacufuge, UVP Imaging System (Transilluminator) and Shakers, before taking the MANDATORY ON-LINE Quiz at the end of the presentation, earning a score of greater than 80%,

  • (3) If you have completed the Face-to-Face, scheduled GENERAL training sessions then please skip the next two steps in the Registration process and go directly to STEP (5). If NOT continue on to STEP (3 ALT.).

  • (3 ALT.) If you are not taking part in the "face to face", scheduled "Instructor-based" training sessions (see above) we have uploaded a series of ADDITIONAL TRAINING VIDEOS. You are OBLIGATED to review ALL of the short informational videos within the BASIC TRAINING VIDEOS section before continuing on to the NEXT step.
  • (3 ALT cont'd) Contact either Dr. Hyuk Kyu Seoh (PSC 521), or Sonja Young (PSC 519) who will then confer with you to ensure that you have completed ALL VIDEO requirements appropriately -after which you may have to answer a series of pertinent questions.

  • (4 ALT.) CLICK on the AUTOCLAVE TRAINING Button (see below) and choose the optimal day for your training in the Calendar provided (Mon, Wed or Fri, dates blocked off in blue), then click on the time 10:30 am or 1:00 pm and sign up for your preferred time time slot. BE AWARE that Wed 1:00 pm and Fri 1:00 pm time slots are for NSC Rm 484 ONLY, while all others are for PSC 545 ONLY. one of the buttons below to sign up for a ONE on FIVE AUTOCLAVE TRAINING time slot, designed to augment the video information that is given in STEP (3 ALT). Each of these time slots are designed to augment the video information that is given in STEP (3 ALT), but can only accomodate FIVE individuals at a time. So, if one is full, please move on to the next available time slot.

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  • If you are unsure as to when you can take the "AUTOCLAVE" training, or unsure as to what you need to do next about "AUTOCLAVE" training, please contact Chip Foster (below)
  • (5) Finally, GO TO THE "FORMS" Page (Resources > Forms). Scroll down to "TRAINING" and CLICK on the appropriate "Basic Training... " Form's BUTTON.  DOWNLOAD this form and address all required inputs.

  • Submit this form (along with a picture of the front and back of your PANTHER CARD to Sonja Young (PSC 519) or Hyuk Kyu Seoh (PSC 521), who will then get back with you to ensure that you have completed all requirements appropriately. If you have any questions as to how to fill in this form please contact Sonja Young, Hyuk Kyu Seoh, or indeed any of the Core Facility Technical staff.

  • About the Training



    Additional Information

    For more detailed information about general equipment training and /or additional information about more specialized -one on one- equipment training, please contact:




    Hyuk-Kyu Seoh
    (404) 413-5379

    Office: PSC Rm 521
    Lab: PSC Rm 537

      Sonja Young
    (404) 413-5363

    Office: PSC Rm 519
    Lab: PSC Rm 661
      Chip Foster
    (404) 413-5363

    Office: PSC Rm 519

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