Facilities

Our lab is fully equipped for molecular biology, protein chemistry and environmental biotechnology studies. Some of the equipments available:

Basic laboratory equipments, e.g. balance and microbalance, bench-top centrifuges, 4°C refrigerator, -20°C and -80°C freezers, incubators.

The specialised equipments available in our lab:

  1. Ultralow temperature incubator (-10 to 50°C)
  2. Low temperature incubator (15 to 50°C).
  3. Biological safety cabinet.
  4. Qiagen TissueLyser II, for high throughput sample disruption.
  5. Abnova Precipitor, for protein immunoprecipitation.
  6. Eppendorf Concentrator plus, for vacuum concentration of DNA/RNA, protein, and other liquid samples.

We are also a regular user of shared-facilities available at the Faculty, which include:

  1. AKTAprime plus protein purification system.
  2. Jasco J-1500 Circular Dichroism spectropolarimeter, for protein secondary structure determination.
  3. QSonica Probe ultrasonicator, for cell lysis.
  4. Malvern Microcal PEAQ Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC), for protein-protein interaction studies.
  5. Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatography-Thermal Conductivity Detector System, for biogas analysis.
  6. Beckman Coulter Avanti J-30I centrifuge.
  7. NanoDrop 1000, for DNA and protein concentration determination.

 

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Circular dichroism spectropolarimeter

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ITC

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AKTAprime plus

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GC-TCD

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Probe ultrasonicator

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Ultralow temperature incubator

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Precipitor

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TissueLyser

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Concentrator plus

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Avanti centrifuge