Research facilities

Professor Wenxin Wang’s research group is part of UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research. UCD Conway Institute is a multidisciplinary centre for research funded by an initiative of the Irish Higher Education Authority. Also, it is a community of biomedical researchers exploring cell and systems biology for creative solutions in human disease.

Facilities at UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research
Scanning Electron Microscope with X Ray Analysis System
Transmission Electron Microscope and sample preparation facility
Scanning FT-IR Spectrometer with Microscope
Atomic Force and Scanning tunnelling microscopy systems
Impedance Spectrometer
Confocal Microscope
Raman Microscope
Fluorescence lifetime equipment
Nikon Fluorescent and Light Microscopes
Inverted Fluorescent Microscope plus image analysis software
MMI Laser Scanning Microscope
Olympus Fluorescent Microscope with image capture software
Optigrid Platform with Volocity 3D/4D image capture software

Materials Testing Equipment
BIAcore biosensor
Differential Scanning Colorimeter (DSC)
Origin 3800 High Performance Computer with SGI workstations
Universal Stress Rheometer
Coordinate Measurement Machine
Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyser
Sinterstation 2500plus Rapid Prototyper
Femtosecond Laser
Axial Torsion Testing Machine
Nano-Indenter with AFM head
Pin on Disc Tribometer
High Frequency Fatigue machine

Tissue Culture Laboratories
Fully equipped tissue culture suites (centrifuges, incubators, class II safety cabinets etc)
Cell storage for master cell/virus banks
Hypoxic Chamber
Cell storage bar code identification and labelling software

DNA Analysis Lab Equipment
Rapid Plate & Twister Arm Liquid Handling
Agilent Bioanalyser
Microarray Scanner and printer
Real time quantitative PCR machine
ABI 96 well real time PCR fast system
Standard PCR set-up gel rigs and image capture & densitometry apparatus
Bacterial cloning equipment – incubators & centrifuges

Protein/Vector Analysis Equipment
GC/LC Mass Spectrometer with QTof
Acta FPLC system for vector isolation
Acta FPLC Chromatography system for liposome experiments
Particle Size Analyser
High speed Sorvall and Beckmann centrifuges
Nanodrop Spectrophotometer
Ultra Low Temperature Freezers
Plate readers, luminometry and fluorescence capabilities
2-D gel electrophoresis equipment and image analysis equipment
Guava Easycyte System
FACS Canto ™ and FACS Aria ™ Flow Cytometers

Histology Laboratory
Tissue processor,
Parrafin Wax embedder,
Rotary Microtome, float out bath,
Slide Staining equipment

FACILITIES AT NFB, IDA Business Park, Dangan, NUI Galway
Upright fluorescence microscope Olympus BX51 with DP70 color camera and Image Pro-Plus analysis system
Inverted fluorescence motorised microscope Olympus IX-81 with Image Pro-Plus analysis software and Autoquant deconvolution software
Varian 920 HPLC system with IR detector and Cirrus Gel Permeation Chromatography software
Varian 610-IR FTIR Microscope with ResolutionsPro software
Malvern Nano ZS-90 Zeta Potential and Size analyser
Biochrom amino acid analyser
Virtis freeze driers
Electrospinning rig and high voltage power supply
Multiple illimination image documentation systemThermo Scientific
Varioskan Flash Spectral Scanning Multimode Reader with Skanit software (UV/Vis, flourescence, TRH, luminesence)
Lab-on-a-chip reader for nucleic acid analysis.
Nanodrop spectrohotometer
Fully equipped tissue culture suites (centrifuges, incubators, class II safety cabinets etc.)
Autoclaves, water purification system, high speed centrifuge 

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Gel PermeationChromatography (GPC) Varian 920-LC)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bruker 400 and 500)

ATR-FTIR (Varian FTIR 610-IR)

Fluorescence Microscopy (Olympus)

Thermo Scientific Varioskan Flash

Zeta-Potential Analyzer Malvern

Sterile Laboratory for Cell culture

Polymerase Chain Reaction apparatus