Facilities

Wet Lab

  • Two general-purpose molecular laboratories, which include all the apparels for nucleic acid/protein extraction, quantification and electrophoresis, PCR, Real-Time qPCR, library preparation for high-throughput sequencing, karyology.
  • Two hatcheries for invertebrate animals, including insects (termites and stick-insects), bivalve molluscs, and crustaceans.
  • Reference specimen voucher collections of worldwide Bivalvia, Mediterranean stick-insects and termites.

The Lab members have also free access to other facilities of the Department:

  • Immunocytochemistry and Microscopy Lab that includes all the equipment for western blotting and immunolocalization
  • Ultramicrotomy Lab
  • Scanning electron microscope: Philips 515
  • Scanning electron microscope: Jeol 5200
  • Transmission electron microscope: Philips CM100 (PW6021) equipped with a Kodak MEGAPLUS Camera (Model 1.6i)
  • Confocal microscope: Leica SP2
  • Fluorescence microscope: Nikon Eclipse 90i
  • Multilabel Reader Perkin Elmer VICTOR3 V

Computational Resources

  • Dual Xeon C612 Workstation/GPU “Darth Vader
    2x Xeon 14-Core E5-2680v4 2,4Ghz 35MB [28 cores, 56 threads]
    16x DDR4-2133 Reg. ECC 32 GB module [512GB RAM]
    1x Samsung 240GB 2,5” SSD SATA III
    2x HGST 8TB SAS III 7.200 RPM 512N
  • Dual Xeon C612 Workstation/GPU “Darth Sidious
    2x Xeon 8-Core E5-2640v3 2,6Ghz 20MB [16 cores, 32 threads]
    16x DDR4-2133 Reg. ECC 16 GB module [256GB RAM]
    1x Samsung 480GB 2,5” SSD SATA III
    2x HGST 2TB SAS II 7.200 RPM 512N
    1x HGST 8TB SATA II 7.200 RPM 128MB