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Infrastructure

The CBG is lcated over a total area of 20,000m2, 1800m2 of which are covered by research laboratories, with a further 800m2 esignaed for administrative offices, classrooms and library.

Classrooms

The center currently has three multipurpose rooms equipped with a video projector, a screen, and wireless network communications equipment with the ability to hold virtual conferences.

Library and facilities

 

The Genomic Biotechnology Center host a  library equipped with various automatic search terminals, books related to genomic biotechnology, paper journals, and professional library services for users.

 

In addition, our Center has a Tandberg 2500 videoconferencing system that allows high quality video and audio links.

Laboratories

The CBG has the necessary equipment to carry out research in the field of plant, environmental, medical and animal genomics biotechnology. Among said tools we can list:sequencing equipment, thermocyclers with Peltier heater versatility to use any polymerase chain reaction (PCR) including quantitative and real-time PCR vertical and horizontal electrophoresis chambers of different size including pulsed-field electrophoresis, high and low speed refrigerated centrifuges and micro centrifuges, ultra centrifuge, electroporator to transform plant and animal cells, systems for detecting biomolecules by blots, including darkroom equipment for developing photographic plates, photo documentation systems for chemiluminescence systems, separation and identification by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography and low pressure fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) with analysis by immunological techniques using the ELISA reader. For the preservation of reagents and cells at low temperature we have refrigerators, freezers (−20ºC), ultra freezers (−70ºC), containers for storing and transporting materials and cells in liquid nitrogen, a freeze-drier for the preservation and concentration of materials and cells, biosafety class II hoods for cell and microorganism cultures, a fermentation area with 3 and 14 liter equipment, a micro cell propagation laboratory with environmental chambers that control relative humidity, periods of light and temperature, including greenhouse areas, a sterilization and laboratory material preparation area; to meet the needs of materials and reagents we have a warehouse of reagents and materials, an area of bioinformatics with SUN servers that generate information that complements genomic research; a propagation area and bioassays with insects; a common work area with materials, equipment and reagents for common temporary molecular biology tests.

Finally, we can conclude that there are 10 laboratories and 15 different support areas for research and teaching that allow students and researchers to use analytical tools and world-class computers in the areas of genomics, gene expression, and technological development.

List of major equipment at the CBG-IPN
ABI 3130 sequencer with 4 capillaries
Li-Cor 4200 sequencer
Q-PCR ABI Prism 9700
Kodak440 CF Image Station
Agilent HP 1100 HPLC
ABI 6100 nucleic acid extractor
Applikon 14L fermenter
Applikon 3L fermenter
Olympus BX51 microscope with video and fluorescence camera
ELISA plate reader
Thermal Cyclers
Ultra-freezers
UV-Vis spectrophotometer
Freeze-dryer
DNA Concentrator (Labconco Centrivac)
Refrigerated Centrifuges
Ultracentrifuge
Microcentrifuges
Pulsed-field electrophoresis (PFGE)
DNA Hybridization Chambers
Level II Biological Safety Hoods
Environmental Chambers
Greenhouse Area
Biorad Gene Pulser Xcell electroporator​​

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