Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
12:00 to 13:00
Specific location: 
Room 201

BMC Core Facility seminar 21st of February 2019 at 12:00, room 201 Læknagarður.

For this years Core Facility BMC seminar  we have invited 6 speakers to present new instruments and facilities granted by the Infrastructure Fund 2018. Each will give a brief presentation of the facility and we will have some time for questions.


  1. The rodent facility at ArcticLAS (Bergþóra Eríksdóttir) 

A number of new equipment used for: Housing and handling mice, anesthesia of rodents, brain surgery, gas exposure experiments, embryo and tissue freezing and more.

  1. Facilities for rodent eye examination (Þór Eysteinsson)

The facility allows for recording electroretinograms (ERG) to assess retinal function, and to obtain photographs of the fundus of the rodent eye, autofluorescence of the retinal vasculature, plus optical coherence tomography (OCT) of retinal layers, all from anaesthetized rodents.

  1. Simple Western protein analysis and Multiplex analysis using Luminex (Jóna Freysdóttir)
  2. Seahorse XF Analyzer: A live-cell Metabolic Assay Platform for Life Science Research (Óttar Rolfsson)

Seahorse XF Analyzers measure oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and extracellular acidification rate (ECAR) of live cells in a multi-well plate, interrogating key cellular functions such as mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis. 

  1. DropletQuant and LabChip instruments, and 10x Genomics (Katrín Halldórsdóttir)

LabChip GX Touch HT Nucleic Acid Analyser - DNA and RNA quantitation and sizing, microfluidic technology, optimal for NGS library preparation and RNA, DNA and CRISPR fragment analysis.

DropletQuant - UV-VIS spectrophotometer, providing electrophoretic separation and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins of 96 samples in fewer than 5 minutes.

10x Genomics - Single cell or single molecule library preparation machine.

  1. RAMAN microscope (Kristján Leósson):

The RAMAN microscope is a confocal laser scanning microscope that uses Raman scattering to provide a chemical analysis (vibrational spectroscopy) at each point in the sample.”

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