Biochemistry Departmental Equipment

The equipment listed on this page is typically available for all users in the department to access for their research needs. By sharing the equipment labs are able to access equipment that is either not regularly used or might be cost prohibitive for an individual lab to purchase and maintain.

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Analytical-Scale HPLC


Purification of fluorescent compounds.

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Artel Pipette Calibration System


Supports validating pipette and user accuracy in air displacement pipettes.

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Automated UV Fluoresence Microscope


Detect protein or nucleic acid crystals and distinguish them from other crystals or crystal-like contaminants that appear in crystallization trials.

Beckman 45Ti and JA14 rotors


For purification of biomolecules from large volume of eukaryotic cells

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Bio-Rad Digital Droplet PCR System


To support for genotype analysis, transcriptome analysis, or other applications where qPCR has been used.

BIOSPEC Bead Beater


The BeadBeater is the ultimate laboratory-scale homogenizer for disrupting aqueous suspensions of yeast, fungi or bacteria. Complete cell lysis of 10-80 g (wet weight) of cells is achieved in about three minutes of operation

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BioTek Cytation CYT5M Plate Reader and Washer


High throughput measurement of fluorescence and luminescence in cells, lysates and supernatants that have or have been treated with virus.

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Cell Disruptor


Disruption of E. coli and yeast cells for the production of cell extracts

Computational Cluster


To support shared user access and software packages introduced as part of the Steenbock Biochemistry Library mini courses. Mini courses will be offered to students and postdocs in the Dept of Biochem as students progress, they will learn how to launch larger numbers of computing jobs. Teaching materials will be designed around specific user-friendly software packages (e.g SBGrid)

Con-Torque Tissue Homogenizer


Now you can homogenize tissue effortlessly for culture work as well as pathology and biological study. Eberbach’s variable-speed Con-Torque Tissue Homogenizer gives 196 oz-in of continuous torque at all speeds providing continuous, effortless, positive grinding action.