Scientific Equipment

  • standard PCR machines, electrophoresis equipment, fridges and freezers, centrifuges;
  • a UV-Visible Nanophotometer for microvolume, Nanodrop 2000 (ThermoFischer Scientific Nanodrop), for quantitation of nucleic acids;
  • an Affymetrix GeneChip® workstation (including the GeneChip Scanner 3000 7G Plus with AutoLoader, two Fluidics Station 450s, the Hybridization Oven 645 and a powerful computer workstation with quad-core Xeon processors loaded with Affymetrix GeneChip Command Console Software (AGCC), a 2D handheld barcode reader for the instrument control workstation);
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (Agilent Technologies), for sizing, quantification and quality control of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells;
  • a system for sensitive and specific detection and quantification of nucleic acid targets, the 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System (Applied Biosystems);
  • a CLC Genomic Machine Standard Limited edition for bioinformatics analysis.

P2 cell culture facilities, confocal microscopes, a cryostat and a laser capture microdissector are provided by SISSA as common facilities.