The W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research has developed and maintains a Molecular Biology Instrumentation Core (MBIC). This core provides fee-for-service DNA sequence analysis and oligonucleotide sequence
synthesis. In 2002, we have added an Affymetrix GeneChip system for high-throughput
DNA microarray analysis.
The Center provides salary support for the MBIC, as well as maintenance of instrumentation
service contracts. To date, the center has purchased over $400,000 of advanced molecular
biology instrumentation and maintains this equipment by supporting service contracts.
In addition to these center-supported facilities, the Sutter Lab and the MMCS Department
have established common equipment facilities (LS519) available to MMCS faculty and
other center members.
These facilities include a darkroom, as well as the following equipment: Bio Rad Molecular
Imager FX (Phosphor Imager with laser upgrades), Bio Rad iCycler with optical upgrade
for RealTime PCR, MilliQ water system, Ultra and high speed centrifuges and rotors,
Beckman DU640 Spectrophotometer, 2 Speed-Vacuums and a gel dryer, Bio Rad Gel Documentation
System with computer, and a Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer.