Scientific tools

Many of our projects rely on customized analytical interfaces developed by our team members. However, this instrumentation often incorporates commercial detection systems to secure acquiring high-quality data. The laboratory has three mass spectrometers. The triple quadrupole MS (Shimadzu), the ion trap MS (amaZon speed, Bruker), and the GC-MS system (with automated SPME and headspace sampling; Thermo) are utilized in several projects. The LC system (Dionex), the motorized fluorescence microscope (Zeiss), and the inverted fluorescence microscope (Olympus) are also available to the laboratory members. These instruments are often incorporated into our custom-developed analytical setups.

Besides, the Laboratory for Biochemical Analysis has several daily-use pieces of equipment, including: 2D UV imaging detector (ActiPix, Paraytec), laminar flow chamber for sterile work, incubator, thermostated shaker, mini-thermoshakers, micro-centrifuge (Eppendorf), rotary evaporator (IKA), CO2 laser engraver, CNC engraver, power supplies (LV & HV), amplifier, wave generator, oscilloscope, electronic modules (digital and analog), peristaltic pump (Idex), picoliter-volume syringe pump (kdScientific), spin-coater, analytical balance, pH-meter, digital manometer, optical densitometer, visible-light/UVA-&-UVB meters, anemometer, vortex, oven, hot plates, ultrasonic bath, hoists, breadboards, motorized and manual XYZ/X stages, motorized labjack and stereomicroscope.