Lab facilities

As a key group of State Key Laboratory of Marine Resource Utilization in Southern Ocean, our laboratory has exploited the awesome power of microalgae as a genetically tractable model eukaryote to investigate fundamental problems in cell and developmental biology such as the mechanisms of value-added chemical biosynthesis. To this end, we are collaborating with worldwide versatile scientists and using an array of standard equipment, including but not limited to:

(i) Incubators

- thermostatic chamber

- photosynthetic bioreactor

- self-design high-light biorector

(ii) Photosynthetic facilities

- quantum meter

- chlorophyll fluorometer

(iii) Aseptic processing facilities

- autoclave

- clean bench

(iv) Conservation facilities

- 80°C and -20°C freezers

- walk in refrigerators

- 4 °C illuminating incubator

(v) Microscopy facilities

- dissecting microscope

- fluorescence microscope

(vi) Respiration facilities

- Oxygraph

(vii) Molecular facilities

- 96 well gradient PCR machines

- a quantitative PCR machine

- a gel imaging system

- nucleic acid and protein electrophoresis equipment

- an analytical balance and pH meter

- refrigerated centrifuges and microfuges

- various mixers and stirrers

- water baths, rotary shakers

- gene pulser