Core Facilities and Equipment

The Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases is a fully functional up-to-date department with multiple technology cores that enable efficient research productivity.

Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases - Core facilities
General Infrastructure (Director: B. Potempa)
Three autoclaves
Two MilliQ water stations
FreeZone Triad lyophilizer
Five Sorval high speed refrigerated centrifuges
Sorvall WX80 ultracentrifuge
Dry ice station
Low temperature storage with ten -80 freezers

Microbiology and Molecular Biology (Director: D. Demuth)
Four Coy anaerobic chambers
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
Two Nanodrop 2000 spectrophotometers
QuBit4 Fluorometer
Three ABI real time PCR thermocyclers
Eppendorf Excella E25R incubating/refrigerated shaker
Lonza 57025 Flashgel Dock and camera
Bioflux 200 biofilm apparatus
MP FastPrep-24 5G Homogenizer
CLC Genomics Workbench v. 7.2 for bioinformatics

Tissue Culture and Cell Biology (Director: J. Bagaitkar)
Tissue culture facilities with six laminar flow hoods, four CO2 incubators, three inverted microscopes, and four liquid nitrogen storage containers
BD Celesta flow cytometer with 488 nm (blue), 405 nm (violet) and 640 nm (red) lasers, DIVA acquisition and FlowJo software
FACS Calibur flow cytometer with a High Throughput Sampler system
Lonza 4D-Nucleofector transfection system
Gentle MACS Octo Dissociator (with heaters)
Flow cytometry based multi-plexed bead based arrays

Imaging and muliplex label detection (Director: L. Sandell)
Leica SP8 Confocal microscope with solid state lasers 405, 488, 552, 638 nm and with Volocity and Imaris imaging software
Bruker Skyscan 1174 X-ray microtomography
Zeiss Axio ObserverZ.1 fluorescent microscope
Luminex 100
Molecular Devices SpectraMax iD5
Molecular Devices SpectraMax L
Perkin Elmer Victor X3
Leica CM 1860 cryostat
GE LAS4100 imaging system
Two Bio-Rad XRS+ gel-doc systems
Thermoshandon Histocentre 2 Paraffin embedding station
Reichert-Jung 2030 Microtome
Biochemistry (Director: J. Potempa)
Monolith NT.115 MicroScale Thermophoresis system to quantify binding
Nanotemper Tycho NT.6 for protein quality measurement
Two ACTApurifier UPC10 chromatography systems with columns for ion-exchange, molecular mass exclusion, and hydrophobic interactions
Forte BioScience Blitz BioLayer Interferometry system
Periotron 8000
GE Ettan 2D electrophoresis system
Perkin Elmer Spectrum One FT-IR spectrometer