Major Equipment in the lab:
Beckman Coulter Biomek FX automation
workstation. This liquid handler is used for High
Throughput Screens. It has dual pods (96 pipette head and a
span-8 head. The workstation is integrated with a Molecular
Devices' FilterMax F5 plate reader and a Canon EOS 60D digital
camera for automated phenotype imaging.
Tomtec Quadra3 Liquid Handler. This
liquid handler is also used for High Throughput Screens. It has
four plate stackers and a 96 pipette head.
Multidrop 384 Dispenser. This bulk
dispenser is integrated with a RapidStak microplate stacker. It
can dispense one to 8 different reagents (or media) into 96-well
or 384-well microplates for high throughput screens.
Tecan Connect robotic plate reader system.
A Tecan genios plate reader is integrated with a CONNECT plate
stacker system. This unit can provide end-point read-outs for
multiple modes of detection (optical density, fluorescence,