Center for Biotechnology

The Center for Biotechnology, provides access to core research facilities for:

  • DNA sequencing and DNA microarray services
  • UVP EPI Chemi II Darkroom
  • BioRad Personal Molecular Imager FX
Structural Biology
  • SGI Octane graphics workstations
  • Rigaku - Molecular Structure Corporation (MSC) X-ray generator equipped with R-AXIS IV++ imaging plate detector
Flow Cytometry
  • Flow cytometers that evaluate cells at an extremely rapid rate (e.g. up to 20,000 events per second)
  • B-D FACSCalibur dual-laser cytometer capable of four color, 8 parameter analysis operating under CellQuest
  • B-D FACScan single-laser cytomer capable of 3 color, 6 parameter analysis operating under CellQuest
  • B-D FACSVantage SE three-laser, high speed cell sorter capable of 5 color, 8 parameter analysis, operating under CellQuest
Mass Spectrometry
  • Four mass spectrometers
  • Seven instruments available for analysis: electron ionization (EI), chemical ionization (CI), fast atom bombardment (FAB), electrospray ionization (ESI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption (MALDI).  Also, multiple MS experiments (MSn) for sequencing are also available.
Plant Transformation
  • Experts in the delivery of genetic constructs into model plant systems and two target crops, wheat and soybean. Also provides R0 plants or R1 seed derived from the primary transformants
  • High-performance computer hardware, specialized software, and advanced database systems
  • Digital microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscope and three new electron microscopes