Instrument management

PCR/RNA bench: Daniel

Epifluorescence microscope: Chie

Cleanbench: Katy/Mili

Shimadzu Photometer: Thomas

UHPLC-MS: Luca

HPLC Agilent: Barbara

Centrifuges: Jenny & Barbara

FACSaria, Accuri: Christian

Fluorolog: Thomas

Titrando & Optodes: Thomas

Incubator Microbiology/Corridor: Fede, Eva & Katy

Autoclaves: Barbara

Fridges: Barbara & Luca

Milli-Q: Barbara

Temperature controlled incubation chambers: Barbara

UV table: Mili/Coralie

Gel bench/UV hood: Daniel & Florian

Well Plate reader: Fede

Thermo GC-MS: Barbara & Luca (from 2021 on)

Mastercycler: Barbara

pH meter: Barbara & Luca

Picarro: Thomas

McLane Pumps: Thomas & Barbara

Nanosight: Eddie & Fede

Light Cycler: Luca

Nano Drop: Jenny

Social Media: Jenny

IT & Website: Zihao

Instruments

Flowcytometer

Specifications:

  • Modified BD FACSAria II, conforms to BD FACSAria III
  • Allows counting of prokaryotes, viruses, algae at high speed in liquid suspensions
  • In total 4 lasers with emmission wavelengths in the near UV, red, blue, and yellow-green area of the spectrum
  • Allows high-speed sorting of particles

Responsible Person: Christian Winter

Isotopic Gas Analyzer

Specifications

  • Picarro G2201-i dual isotope analyzer
  • Measures concentrations and isotopes of CO2 and CH4
  • Small sample isotope module - allows measurement of 20 mL of gas
  • Closed system pump - allows measurement of respiration in enclosed systems

Responsible Person: Thomas Reinthaler

Spectrofluorometer

Specifications

  • Horiba Fluorolog FL3-22 ultra high sensitivity spectrofluorometer
  • Temperature controlled cuvette holder
  • Plate reader for plates of up to 384 wells
  • PMT cooling for ultra low noise

Responsible Person: Thomas Reinthaler

In Situ Pump

Specifications:

  • McLane WTS-6-1-142 in situ pump
  • Flow rate 1 to 4 liters/min3-tier filter holder for 142 mm filter membranes
  • Rating to 5,500 m depth
  • Max volume 2,500 liters with the 10 Ahr battery pack2 pumps available

Responsible person: Thomas Reinthaler

Shimadzu UHPLC/MS

Specifications

  • Autosampler SIL-30AC
  • Fluorescence detector RF-20AXS
  • Triple Quad LCMS-8040

The current setup is focused on aminoacid analysis

Responsible Person: Thomas Reinthaler

Responsible technician: Luca Bamonti

Microplate reader

Specifications:

  • Infinite 200 PRO – Infinite M Plex (TECAN) spectrofluorometer
  • Measures Absorbance, Fluorescence and Luminescence
  • Temperature controlled cuvette holder
  • Plate reader for plates of up to 384 wells

Responsible person: Federico Baltar