OUR CORE FACILITIES
When the Center for Biotechnology was formed in 1987, one of the first priorities was to develop state of the art core research facilities that would provide the technical expertise and equipment needs of faculty, staff, students and Nebraska-based businesses on a service basis to conduct research in the field of biotechnology. These facilities continue to function with the goal of providing access on the University campus to state of the art scientific expertise and equipment that are too costly for individual scientists or businesses to have in the laboratories they direct. Another primary function of the facilities is to provide opportunities for educating students about the modern techniques used in the field of biotechnology.
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Located on the first floor of the George W. Beadle building, the Morrison Microscopy Core Research Facility has state of the art imaging systems including light/fluorescence microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes and electron microscopes.
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides flow cytometry services to investigators on and off the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on a fee for service basis. The core provides comprehensive data collection, data interpretation and education in flow cytometry.
The Bioinformatics Core Research Facility offers education, analysis, and computational services in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology.
Cryo-EM is a structural biology technique that has progressed exponentially in the last few years. It has an unparalleled capacity to provide near atomic-resolution structures of biological macromolecules. It is also uniquely suited to provide information about molecular rearrangements and interactions that are often essential to the function and mechanism of macromolecular complexes involved in a variety of cellular processes.
PROTEOMICS AND METABOLOMICS
Newly equipped facility with the latest state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and bioinformatics tools. Suitable for addressing complex proteomics and metabolomics questions at multiple levels.