Friday, April 20, 2018
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii System
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Tropical Plant Pathology
Graduate Student Handbook

Non-Department Resources

The university has many resources outside of the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences. Ones that we frequently use are listed below. 

CTAHR Computer Lab Large Format Printing

The college computer lab offers poster printing. You prepare your poster on your computer and save it in a Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) or Image (.jpg, .tiff) file. You take this file to the computer lab in the Ag Sciences building and have it printed out. The lab only supports PC’s; not Mac’s.

Greenwood Molecular Biology Facility

The Greenwood Molecular Biology Facility is a primary research infrastructure operated by the Biotechnology Program of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center. The Facility serves the biomedical and molecular biology research and educational programs of the University and its associated institutions. The Facility is structured to address the needs of researchers for services in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. These currently include DNA sequencing, GeneScan/Genotyping, real-time PCR analysis, oligonucleotide synthesis and purification, GeneChip/DNA microarray analysis, custom microarray analysis, peptide and protein sequencing, GCG genetic analysis and database access, and molecular modeling. The Core Facility provides technical support for research.

Biological Electron Microscope Facility

The BEMF is a multi-user/service facility that  provides researchers with state-of-the-art instrumentation, training and services for high-resolution scanning electron microscopy, conventional and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy, optical, fluorescence, and laser scanning confocal microscopy, and image analysis on a recharge basis. The BEMF has a full line of instrumentation for conventional and energy filtering transmission electron microscopy, high resolution field emission scanning electron microscopy with X-Ray microanalysis, brightfield and fluorescence light microscopy and laser scanning confocal microscopy, and laser microdissection with non-contact capture, plus laser optical trapping.

Chemistry Stockroom

The Department of Chemistry is home to two well-supplied stockrooms, containing an array of materials necessary for graduate research. Prior to purchasing supplies an account must be established. Most laboratories in the department have these accounts.

Advanced Studies in Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics (ASGPB) DNA Sequencing Service

ASGPB is committed to specifically support high-throughput projects such as genome-wide analyses and will assist with the preparation of relevant grant applications. In addition, ASGPB will provide assistance with sequence assembly and bioinformatic analysis of sequencing projects. ASGPB offers the following services:

  • Construction and validation of random-sheared DNA fragment libraries.
  • High-throughput, automated template preparation using Eppendorff kits or the overnight high-throughput template preparation via the Rolling Circle Amplification (RCA) method.
  • Assembly and processing of DNA sequencing reactions in 96-well microtiter plate format.

Program Goals

  • Students communicate effectively
  • Students are competent and knowledgeable biologists
  • Students conduct research in plant pathology


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