Facilities and Equipment


Core Microscopy Facility

The Department of Biological Sciences Core Microscopy Facility and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) Bioimaging Center are involved with contemporary imaging technologies that enable researchers and students to monitor and/or visualize, molecules, ions, proteins, nucleic acids, organelles, gene expression, etc. at a cellular/subcellular level. Recent significant advances in imaging instrumentation, digital imaging technology as well as an explosion in the number and utility of molecular and other fluorescent probes has enabled researchers to enhance their understanding of the behavior and interactions of biomolecules within single or populations of cells. These technologies are directly applicable to applied research involving functional genomics, proteomics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biofilms, food research, biocontaminants, plant and animal pathogenesis as well as application to a plethora of non-biological imaging needs.

The Department of Biological Sciences Core Microscopy Facility currently houses a state-of-the-art LSM 510 confocal microscope and with supporting digital acquisition, analysis data output equipment. A state-of-the-art DBI BioImaging Center includes high resolution scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, multi-photon/confocal microscopy, conventional light microscopy and atomic force/scanning probe microscopy capabilities. It will also have the latest ancillary equipment for sample preparation, acquisition, analysis and digital data output.

Common Equipment

Various pieces of large scientific equipment located in Wolf Hall or McKinly Lab are available for use by any employee or graduate student of the Department of Biological Sciences.

Other Facilities on Campus

Off Campus Facilities