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Instruments available for use:Medicalschool

Confocal and Epifluorescent Microscopes

Manufacturer: Nikon

Model numbers: vary

Location: SMed 67 (map)

Faculty member in charge of instruments: Dr. Jon Holy

Description of instruments and special capabilities: A Nikon Eclipse TE2000U confocal microscope is available in room 67 of the Medical School. A Nikon Eclipse 300 Microscope equipped with ratiometric fluorescence capabilities (currently configured for calcium and hydrogen ion detection) is available in room 67 also. This unit possesses Metamorph software to facilitate analysis. An additional bank of more conventional microscopes is available in room 287.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information:
n.a.

 

Flow Cytometer

Manufacturer: Becton-Dickinson

Model: FacsCalibur

Location: SMed 382 (map)

Faculty member in charge of instrument: Dr. Patricia Scott

Description of instrument and special capabilities: n.a.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information:
It is available to all investigators within the school and area investigators.

 

Genomics Node

Manufacturer: varies

Model numbers: vary

Location: varies within School of Medicine (map)

Faculty members in charge of instruments: Drs. Lester Drewes and Matthew Andrews

Description of instruments and special capabilities: Equipment for molecular biological applications is available in the School’s genomics node. Specific equipment includes the following: Agilent 2100 mRNA Bioanalyzer; Genomics facility computers; Axon Instruments microarray scanner; Software for affymetrix Analysis (MAS, DMT) and software for Axon Reader (GenPix 3.0 Javelin); Roche lightcycler; and Nanodrop ND1000 Spectrophotmeter. Thermal Cyclers and electrophoresis equipment are available in individual laboratories. A Beckman Coulter CEQ8000 Genetic Analysis System is available in SMed 293 for polymorphism analyses and de novo DNA sequencing.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information: TheGenomics Node facility is available to all researchers within the Medical School and area researchers.

 

Laser Capture Microdissection Apparatus

Manufacturer: Arcturus

Model number: n.a.

Location: SMed 277 (map)

Faculty member in charge of instrument: n.a.

Description of instrument and special capabilities: Allows the isolation of individual cells for genetic analysis.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information: n.a.

 

Proteomics Node

Manufacturer: varies

Model numbers: varies

Location: varies within the Chemistry Building (map)

Faculty member in charge of instruments: n.a.

Description of instruments and special capabilities: Proteomics node equipment includes the following: Immobiline Dry Strip Rewelling tray from Amersham Pharmacia Biotech for loading protein samples and reswelling dry strips; First dimension IEF-1 Multiphor II Electrophoresis unit with immobiline dry strip kit form Amersham Pharmacia Biotech; Electrophoresis power supply EPS 3501 XL from Amersham Pharmacia Biotech; Fishcer Scientific Isotemp refrigerated Circulator-Isotem 1016S second dimension IEF; Hoefer SE 600 Ruby standard dual cooled gel electrophoresis unit from Amersham Pharmacia Biotech; and Electrophoresis power supply EPS 601 from Amersham Pharmacia Biotech. The Proteomics node is located in room 137 of the Chemistry Building. In addition, a Beckman Coulter Proteome Lab PF2D system is available in room 293.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information: Available to all Medical School investigators and University of Minnesota-Duluth investigators.

 

Other Equipment

Manufacturer: varies

Model number: varies

Location: varies within School of Miedicine (map)

Faculty member in charge of instruments: n.a.

Description of instruments and special capabilities: Classical equipment such as centrifuges, ultracentrifuges, gamma counter, scintillation counters, developers, phosphorimagers, gel docs etc.; transmission electron microscopes; high performance liquid chromatographs; cell culture facilities; mouse embryonic stem cell facility (room 61); autoclave; and various specialized equipment utilized in individual investigator’s laboratories. An alpha Innotech Fluor Chem HD2 system and a Kodak 2000MM system are available for assessment of chemiluminescence, fluorescence and luminescence is available in room 277 of the Medical School. A Beckman Coulter Biomek 2000 robot is available for high-throughput assay set-up.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information:
n.a.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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