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LAS 4000 Imager

As of Dec 1, 2015, all appointments must be made using FOM. This site's calendar is no longer in use.

The LAS-4000 is an image analysis system that can detect chemiluminescence, bioluminescence and fluorescence with cooled CCD camera using a 3.2 megapixel super CCD. The exposure time ranges from 1/100 sec to 2 hours. It has a dynamic range of up to four orders of magnitude. It is regularly used to take images of Western blots and SDS PAGE gels and it can also detect GFP and EtBr signal.

Centrifuge: BC XL-A Analytical Ultracentrifuge

As of Dec 1, 2015, all appointments must be made using FOM. This site's calendar is no longer in use.

The Beckman Coulter Proteome Lab XL-A analytical ultracentrifuge is used for in-solution characterization of proteins, oligomers, aggregates, particles, colloids, and small structures. Rotational speeds up to 60,000 RPM, depending on the cell used. Sample volume is approximately 200 microliters.