The Biotechnology Center Core facility is equipped with many research instruments in the field of molecular biology. Students at Western have the opportunity for hands-on experience in performing DNA sequencing, quantification of gene expression, gene amplification, tissue culture, protein chemistry, and computational analysis of biological data.
Support facilities within CEBS allow work with radioactive isotopes, tissue cultures and whole organisms.
The following equipment is located in the biotech facility.
ABI 7300 RT PCR system
ABI 3130 sequencer
Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer
Alpha Innotech multi image light cabinet
Beckman LC 6500 scintillation counter
Bio Rad Protean IEF Cell System
Bio-Rad Gene Pulser II
Eppendorf Vapo-protect thermocycler
Leiza MZ 16 microscope
Olga Ultrapure Water System
Nano-Drop ND-2000 spectrophotometer
Perkin Elmer lambda XLS + spectrophotometer
Biotek plate reader
SORVALL RC5C PLUS Superspeed refrigerated centrifuge
VWR 1585 shaking incubator
Zeiss 2100 microscope