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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MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer


Determine the mass of a biological molecule.

MetaMorph Software Suite


Analysis of images and movies.

Multifors II Chemostat


A chemostat allows us to study interactions between members of microbial communities for a prolonged period of time where pH, nutrient availability and washout of waste products/dead cells can be precisely controlled. This system will be used for many projects in the lab including studying the metabolism of synthetic human gut microbiome communities, response to invasion by intestinal pathogens, control of microbial communities using engineered probiotics and phage-bacterial interactions. In addition, a major challenge for interpreting ‘omics’ data in batch culture is that the environment and thus the cellular physiological state is continuously changing. Therefore, the continuous culture system would establish precise control of the environment for investigation of global mRNA, protein and metabolite profile

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Octet® RED96


Utilizes biolayer interferometry (BLI) to enable label free, real-time analysis of protein−protein and protein−small molecule interactions.

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ProteOn™ XPR36


SPR optical biosensor that provides real-time data on the affinity, specificity, and interaction kinetics of protein interactions.

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Quantus Fluorometer


Fluorometer for quantifying nucleic acid samples for sequencing.

Room 175 Presentation Computer


Computer connected to presentation system in 175 Biochem Addition. Offers both Mac OS X and Windows options for display on the projector system.

SBGrid Structural Biology Software


Provides a collection of 270+ structural biology applications on Linux and OS X computers. A few commercial applications are also supported, including Geneious for cloning and bioinformatics, incentive builds for PyMOL, and for North American labs, the Schrodinger Small-Molecule Drug Discovery Suite. Allows access a complete execution environment that includes the suite of structural biology applications preconfigured to run without any additional settings. Applications can be invoked from the shell prompt; there is no need to set up additional variables, change your path environment, or install supporting applications.

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SH800S Cell Sorter


High speed, multilaser flow cytometer and cell sorter used for single cell measurement.

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Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Instrument


The SAXS instrument will be capable of determining the Table5 and overall shape of macromolecules in solution at low resolution.