The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for biochemical and molecular biological research located in newly constructed or renovated laboratories.
In addition to customary laboratory equipment, the Department is home to an electron microscope, multiple types of fluorescence imaging microscopes, a phosphorimager and infrared imaging system.
In conjunction with the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the Malaria Research Institute, the Department also houses a fully capable X-ray crystallography facility. This facility contains equipment for determining the structures of biological macromolecules, from crystallization (Miquito Liquid Handling Robot and dedicated temperature controlled rooms) to data collection (a Bruker Microstar X-ray generator with crystal cryocooling and Proteum CCD detector).
Additional equipment includes:
- X-ray generator and detector for crystallography
- Biacore 3000 surface plasmon resonance instrument for real-time analysis of macromolecular interactions
- VP-ITC isothermal titration calorimeter
- Circular dichroism spectrometer
- DynaPro dynamic light scattering instrument
- Fluorolog-3 spectrofluorometer
- Rapid-quench and stopped-flow instruments for measuring the kinetics of rapid biological reactions
- Perkin Elmer graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer for metal analysis