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State-of-Art Equipment

Cell Biology

Cell culture, incubators

Safety cabinets 

Cell harvester (receptors) 

Receptor cloning

Trans-membrane signalling

Plate readers 

Muscle baths

Centrifuges

Spectrophotometers 

HPLC and FPLC 

Histology and immunoflorescence

 

Molecular Biology

DNA synthesizer

DNA sequencer

Phosphorimager

PCR

Bacterial incubators

Autoclaves

Ultracentrifugation (CsCl gradients for plasmids)

Darkroom facilities

 

Proteomics

Peptide Synthesizers (ABI and ACT)

Peptide sequencers

Amino acid analyzer

Quodrupole mass spectrometer

Electronic CD

Vibrational CD with FTIR

HPLC

 

Bioinformatics

Silicon Graphics and Digital Alpha workstations

20 node Alpha CPU-based cluster

80 node AMD Athlon CPU-based cluster

Molecular modelling

Molecular dynamics

DNA and protein sequence analysis

Sequence and structural data bases

 

Physiology and Neurophysiology

Single cell microelectrode recording

Patch clamp recording

 

Electron Microscopy

CM10 TE microscope with analytical electron
disposal spectrometry

JEOL 840 SE microscope

Reichart ultracut microtome E

Critical point dryer and sputter coater

 

Confocal Microscopy

Zeiss LSM 510 NLO META multi-photon confocal microscope

Spectra-Physics Mai Tai DeepSee Ti:Sapphire tunable near-IR laser

CU Integrated Biomedical Imaging Facility

 

Optical Methods

10W Nd-YAG CW laser

Optical Stretcher 

Olympus IX-70 inverted microscope