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Research Lab

Room 125 in the Kaufert Lab building is a 1,800 sq. ft. recently remodeled Biosafety Laboratory Level 1, that hosts our lab. The lab space includes two laminar flow fume hoods and one certified biosafety cabinet, all equipped with nitrogen gas and deionized water, two sinks with tap and deionized water, and Lab benches with shelve for glassware and chemical storage. Our lab extends to Room #25, which we use for molecular biology and electrochemistry experiments.

Equipment available in the Lab

Leica Optical Microscope

This is a multimodal microscope with fluorescence, bright field, darl field, phase and polarization, in transmited and inverted modes.

UV-visible spectrometer

Used for absorbance measurements of molecules, biomolecules, enzyme kinetics and localized surface plasmon resonance.

Electrochemical station

This is a multomodal electrochemical station (amperometry, voltametry, impedance, ...), used for the development of electrochemical sensors.

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Single atomizer flame system with fully automatic gas box used for trace elemental analysis. The system is also equiped with continuous flow vapour generation system for mercury detection.

Flow Cytometer

Used for cell counting, immunophenotyping and aptamer development. The system is equipped with a blue and a red laser, two light scatter detectors, and four fluorescence detectors.

Spin Coater

Used for coating and layer deposition. The system accommodates up to ø150mm wafers and 5" × 5" substrates, and features a maximum rotational speed of 12,000 rpm.

Capillary Electrophoresis

CE-based system for the separation and characterization of proteins and associated carbohydrates, peptide mapping, isoelectric point determination, and saccharide analysis.

PCR Station

Thermal Cycler for PCR, Electrphoresis system, Centrifuge, UV illuminator.

Glomax Multi-Detection System (Luminscence, Fluorescence, Absorbance)

Used to detect and monitor chemiluminscence and fluorecsence-generating reactions.

3D Printer

Used to print prototypes of devices


Other Resources Available to our Lab

  • NanoCenter: Used by our Lab for micro- and nanofabrication in clean room. ...learn more
  • Characterization Facility: Used by our Lab for material characterization (SEM andTEM imaging, Raman and FTIR spectroscopies, DLS,...learn more
  • Imaging Center: We use the Imaging Center for different optical microscopy applications...learn more
  • Genomic Center: Used by our Lab for DNA sequencing...learn more
  • Center for Proteomics and Mass Spectroscopy: Used for mass spectroscopy applications...learn more

  • Nanomaterial use and waste management practices ...learn more