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 facilities within both 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 ABCore facilities, and how each instrument is to be used.

"FACE TO FACE" GENERAL training sessions (which include AUTOCLAVE training) will be scheduled in the first couple of weeks of the Fall and Spring Semesters for incoming students and staff -so that they might quickly gain access to the ABCore facilities and become familiar with the use of basic molecular-based technological instrumentation therein.

Absent any scheduled "FACE TO FACE" training sessions all GENERAL training sessions will be undertaken ON-LINE.

Additional "ONE-ON-ONE" training sessions are also offered on some of the more "sophisticated" and more expensive instrumentation within the ABCore facilities UPON REQUEST by any and all researchers, so that they may be able to use more "specialized equipment" that is available in the ABCore facilities


In order to gain access to the ABCore facilities ALL NEW RESEARCHERS will::

(1) Sign-Up with the ABCore facilities by either clicking on the "scheduled" GENERAL REGISTRATION Training Sessions or "OPEN REGISTRATION" Training Sessions (see below in the next section, headed "Registration") and follow directions given.

(2) Register with BIOSAFETY through the Research Safety portal (see below) and take the "Mandatory Online Training" -Introduction to Security Awareness Training, also see below.

(3, parts A & B) Meet and fulfill  ALL TRAINING requirements, also see below.

(4) Complete ALL pertinent application forms (also see below) and then, as a member of the ABCore facilities research community, agree to ABIDE BY THE BASIC RULES which underpin the smooth operation of the ABCore facilities, by agreeing to the following:

  • (i) to use ONLY their own GSU card to swipe-in to each room when accessing the core facilities AND to "log-in" to the log book for each instrument BEFORE use, and 'log-out" AFTER use.
  • (ii) to take appropriate care of instrumentation that they use, ensuring that the workspace around each piece of equipment is kept clean -after use, 
  • (iii) to communicate with ABCore Staff members ASAP if / when equipment is not working properly.
  • (iv) NOT to use equipment on which they have NOT been trained.
  • (v) NOT to share panthercard access privileges with ANYONE -see Security and Awareness video.

  • Appropriate laboratory safety wear (Lab coats, Eye Protection etc.) are required AT ALL times when using equipment in the ABCore facilities.

    The required use of MASKS has been downgraded to "highly suggested" for work in ABCore facilities' space


    REGISTRATION -Revised 10/28/2023

    FALL '23   &  SPRING '24

  • (1)  After August 28th 2023 core facilities' training reverts to OPEN REGISTRATION. Please register ON-LINE by CLICK-ing on the "OPEN REGISTRATION" button below to sign up for Core facility access. Dr. Hyuk Kyu Seoh will then respond to your request (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 registration process.
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    Spring '24:
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  • (2) Be sure that you have viewed the MANDATORY, ON-LINE  presentation in the "Research Safety" portal in iCollege, entitled "Security Awareness Training". Review ALL the information in this ON-LINE presentation and ensure that you have taken AND passed the requisit online quiz, earning a score of greater than 80%.
  • If you do not see the "Research Safety" portal in your iCollege home page (look for an image of a technician in a yellow hazmat suit and green breathing apparatus) then you will need to contact biosafety and have them give you access to the "Research Safety" portal.

  • (3 part A) In order to fulfill ALL training requirements for "OPEN ACCESS" Registration to the ABCore facilities:
  • VIEW ALL of the BASIC TRAINING VIDEOS within the BASIC TRAINING VIDEOS section of this web site (with special care to review appropriate "Autoclave How to videos") BEFORE continuing on to the NEXT step,

    When you submit your forms for access approval you will be quizzed as to the information on these videos BEFORE being given access to the ABCore facilities.

  • (3 part B) In order to fulfill required AUTOCLAVE TRAINING requirements:
  • CLICK on the AUTOCLAVE TRAINING button (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,

    PLEASE 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). Information and training that you receive in these autoclave sessions is designed to augment the video information that is given in STEP (4). Each training session, however, can only accomodate FIVE individuals at a time. So, if one is full, please move on to the next available time slot.


    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

  • (4) GO TO THE "FORMS" Page of this website  (Resources > Forms). Scroll down to "TRAINING" and CLICK on the appropriate "Basic Training" Form.  DOWNLOAD this form and address all required inputs, including your direct supervisor and departmental chair. If you have any questions as to how to fill in this form please contact Sonja Young (PSC 519) or Hyuk Kyu Seoh (PSC 521) -or indeed any of the Core Facility Technical staff.

  • Finally, submit this form (along with a scanned image 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 when have completed ALL requirements appropriately.

    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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