The Centre for Free Radical Research is well equipped to carry out basic and applied biomedical research. We have standard laboratory materials and equipment as well as the specialist equipment below.
The Centre for Free Radical Research uses a Thermo LTQ Velos Pro Ion-Trap (purchased with support from Gravida) for qualitative analysis of proteins and peptides, and an Applied Biosystems 4000QTRAP for quantitative analysis of small molecules and peptides. Both machines use Dionex 3000 UHPLC systems.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
We have three Waters HPLC pumps with autosamplers and photo diode array (PDA), electro chemical detection (ECD) and fluorescence detection.
The Centre has an Olympus IX81 live cell imaging microscope (purchased with the support of Gravida) and a Zeiss Axio Imager fluorescence microscope.
There are two Chemidoc biomolecular imagers and a Typhoon FLA 9500 biomolecular imager at the Centre for Free Radical Research.
The Centre has incubators, laminar flow hoods and a Don Whitley H35 hypoxia station for hypoxic and anoxic conditions within a controlled and sustained workstation environment.
We have a Seahorse Bioscience XF24 extracellular flux analyser for assessing mitochondrial function.
The Centre for Free Radical Research has an Agilent stopped-flow spectrophotometer, Hitachi U-3900 temperature controlled spectrophotometer, Implen Nanophotometer, Nanodrop spectrophotometer, and three ELISA plate readers (Varioskan flash, Polstar galaxy and Spectramax 190).