Microbiology/ Tissue culture Lab
The Laboratory is set up to familiarize students with the techniques used to grow, control and identify microorganisms. Major equipments include tissue culture room with biological hoods, incubators, shakers, compound microscopes,inverted microscopes,fluorescent microscope, cell counters, -80 & -120 degree freezers, haemocytometers &vitek mocrobial identification system.
This lab is designed to introduce the students to the field of molecular biology ,Genetics and biochemistry. In this lab the student will learn basic techniques used in molecular biology/biochemistry including polymerase chain reactions (PCR), expression cloning, DNA and RNA purification, SDS gel electrophoresis and western blotting.Major equipments include horizontal and vertical gel electrophoresis apparatus,PCR machines (gradient& real time) ,gel documentation system,nanodrop spectrophotometer ,western blotting apparatus &sequencer.
This lab is designed for research project students to complete their final year research projects.Major equipemts include super computer ,hoods for tissue culture , automated soil CO2FLUX System ,chlorophyll Concentration Meter,soil pH and EC meter, water distillation system, inverted and phase contrast microscopes, real time PCR machines, gel doc system, cytoflex research flow cytometry, chemidoc imaging system,transblot turbo transfer system ,liquid nitrogen freezer &dry ice maker etc.
This lab will introduce students to biological databases like NCBI, UCSC and ensemble in addition to some of the most commonly used software packages for genetic analysis of nucleic acid and protein sequences. In addition the class explores and explains some of the computational biology tools found on the Internet and how they can be applied to problems in genomics and molecular biology.