Infrastructure and Equipment

Research Units

The Department has the necessary infrastructures and logistics equipment for supporting cutting-edge research requirements in the wide field of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. This equipment has been acquired through funding from the national and European sector as well as via numerous national and European research grants attracted by the staff of the Department. The following research units function in the DBB:

Basic equipment

The Department has the modern, necessary logistical and material equipment for the accomplishment of research projects. The equipment includes centrifuges, refrigerated and not, spectrophotometers (UV-VIS), analytical balances, a device for liquid sterilization, a washing machine, several hoods, fridges (+4°C), freezers (-20°C) and ultra-freezers (-80°C), water purification systems, nucleic acids and protein electrophoresis systems, incubators (cooling and not) and vertical laminar flow cabinets of class I and II biosafety.

Biochemistry & Proteomics

Automated protein purification system, analytical ultracentrifuge, luminometer, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis system, gel imaging systems, multimode plate readers (e.g. plate readers with absorbance UV/VIS spectrum, luminesence and fluorescence.

Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology

Plant growth chamber, high perfomance liquid chromatography systems with diode array or UV-VIS detectors, PCR and real-time PCR thermal cyclers, UV-visible spectrophotometers.

Genomics & Transcriptomics

Gene expression microarrays, PCR and real-time PCR thermal cyclers, automatic robotic liquid handler attached with laminar flob cabinet hybridization oven, gel imaging systems.

Organic Synthesis

High pressure liquid chromatography, chromatography columns, mass spectrometry.

Cellular & Developmental Biology

Plant growth chamber, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), fluorescent and reverse phase inverted microscopes, tissue homogenizers, automated microtome for large samples, stereoscope, automated cell counter.

Microbiology

Microbiological incubators, microbiological safety cabinets, PCR thermal cyclers, inverted microscope, vertical laminar airflow cabinets of class I and II biosafety, vacuum rotary evaporator system, solid phase extraction vacuum system with drying attachment.