Biological Infrastructure Core Facility

The BioCore Facility houses instrumentation and equipment to facilitate the preparation and analysis of biological molecules. It is largely used by Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biophysics, but is available to anyone on campus.

Access and Training

Please contact Gavin Williams to gain security access to the BioCore Facility, to arrange training on specific instrumentation, and to reserve time on our equipment and instruments.

Instruments and Equipment

InstrumentApplicationLocation
BioRad NGC Quest Chromatography System
Protein purificationDAB 311
Typhoon FLA 7000
Phosphorimager
Typhoon FLA 7000 is a nonconfocal variable mode laser scanner offering high speed and resolution for precise quantitation of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomoleculesDAB 311
BioTek Synergy 4Multi-mode microplate readerDAB 311/COX 606
Eppendorf epMotion
Automated liquid handingDAB 311
Malvern Zetasizer Instruments in the Zetasizer range are used to measure particle and molecular size from less than a nanometer to several microns using dynamic light scattering; zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility using electrophoretic light scattering; and molecular weight using static light scatteringDAB 311
Jasco Circular Dichroism (CD) SpectrometerDesigned for high sensitivity measurements in the near- and far-UV regionsDAB 311
Sorvall RC6 Floor CentrifugeCentrifuge at speeds up to 22,000 rpmDAB 311
Thermo Fisher MaxQ8000 Incubator ShakersThermo Fisher MaxQ8000 Incubator ShakersMicrobial cultureDAB 311
Quantitative Real-Time PCR MachineqRT-PCRDAB 311
Isothermal Titration CalorimeterSimultaneously determine all binding parameters in a single experimentDAB 311
BioTek plate dispenser/washerCOX 606
Confocal MicroscopeMammalian cell culture imagingCOX 606
Biosafety cabinet Mammalian cell cultureCOX 606
CO2 IncubatorMammalian cell cultureCOX 606
AutoclaveLarge build-in autoclave for sterilizationDAB 614
LyophilizerOne reserved for use with organic solvents; other reserved for biologicalsDAB 311