INSTITUTES, CENTERS AND CORE FACILITIES

Research Institutes and Centers

Thriving research centers and institutes at the University of Delaware, reflect the diversity and rigor of UD’s research interests and activity and our commitment to improving the quality of life in Delaware and beyond. Our academic landscape is shaped by these partnerships and play a strategic role in bringing together scholars and scientists at UD.

ABOVE: The Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (Harker Lab) is a hub of teaching and research on campus. The 194,000-square-foot facility brings together students and faculty from various disciplines to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment. 

UD RESEARCH INSTITUTES (11 Entries)
ADVANCE
Research Institute

ADVANCE

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ADDRESS: 101 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

EQUIPMENT:

UD ADVANCE is aimed at implementing large-scale comprehensive change to increase the representation and advancement of women faculty in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Explore these pages to learn more about the program’s mission, people and history, and how you can get involved.

SERVICES:

Resources and publications generated by UD ADVANCE, as well as links to other websites and networks pertaining to women faculty in STEM fields.

UD ADVANCE is aimed at implementing large-scale comprehensive change to increase the representation and advancement of women faculty in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Explore these pages to learn more about the program’s mission, people and history, and how you can get involved.

Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Biotechnology Institute

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ADDRESS: 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

EQUIPMENT:

These resources are available to anyone doing research in DBI as well as to members of the academic life science community in Delaware. In some cases, specialized training and safety training is required prior to use of the equipment. For access to these resources, e-mail Robert Pekala or call (302) 831-3439.

  • Autoclaves for microbial and cell culture studies. Biological Safety Hoods for mammalian, viral, plants, and other specialized work.
  • Cold Rooms 
  • Centrifuges (a range of rotors are available)
  • Analytical Ultra Centrifuge Beckman Coulter – Proteome Lab XL-1
    Centrifuge – Eppendorf 5415 D (2x)
    Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima LE-80K Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima L-90K Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima XL-100K
    Tabletop Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima Max
    Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-25
    Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-20
  • Tabletop Centrifuge, refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810 R (2x)
  • Tabletop Centrifuge, non-refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810
  • Diode Array Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 7400
  • Glassware Washers (2x)
  • Gel Documentation Station – BioRad Gel Doc XR+ (2x)
  • Incubators
    • Bacterial Incubators – Yamamoto IC 600 (2x)
    • Incubator – VWR Scientific 1525
    • Incubator – VWR Scientific 550D
    • Fisher Scientific 650D (2x)
    • Liquid Chromatography – Äkta Explorer 100
  • Liquid Scintillation Counter – Beckman Coulter LS 6500
  • Typhoon FLA 9500
  • UV/VIS Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 640
  • UV Transilluminators (2x)
  • Shakers
    • Benchtop Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-24
    • Floor Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-25 (2x)
  • Water Purification Units available in each laboratory.

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a magnet for life science research and development. We support multidisciplinary, collaborative academic research at all of Delaware’s research organizations including the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours / AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. We foster academic-industrial research partnerships and work to support the local bioscience industry (from start-ups to multinationals) in partnership with the Delaware Bioscience Association. We are also committed to inspiring the next generation scientist and the professional development of their teachers through our Science for All Delawareans outreach programs.

Our Institute is the physical home to a number of research laboratories with scientists, students, and faculty working on problems related to agriculture, human health, and energy and the environment. Our Institute is also home to a number of high end instrumentation facilities that are accessible for use by the entire life science community in Delaware and our infrastructure, mission, and staff allow us to support life scientists (academic, not for profit, and industrial) from around the region. Our research has been recognized internationally and our Science Changes the World.

SERVICES:

Meeting Rooms

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute has a large meeting room on the first floor. The room can hold approximately 130 people with a seating capacity of 90. The room is equipped with audio/visual equipment and wireless internet. Also available is a formal meeting room which can comfortably hold 12 people and a video conferencing room with an informal meeting space for 6-10 people.

Reserving Space

For more information and pricing or to reserve conference rooms, please send an e-mail to events@dbi.udel.edu.

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a magnet for life science research and development. We support multidisciplinary, collaborative academic research at all of Delaware’s research organizations including the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours / AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. We foster academic-industrial research partnerships and work to support the local bioscience industry (from start-ups to multinationals) in partnership with the Delaware Bioscience Association. We are also committed to inspiring the next generation scientist and the professional development of their teachers through our Science for All Delawareans outreach programs.

Our Institute is the physical home to a number of research laboratories with scientists, students, and faculty working on problems related to agriculture, human health, and energy and the environment. Our Institute is also home to a number of high end instrumentation facilities that are accessible for use by the entire life science community in Delaware and our infrastructure, mission, and staff allow us to support life scientists (academic, not for profit, and industrial) from around the region. Our research has been recognized internationally and our Science Changes the World.

Delaware Design Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Design Institute

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EQUIPMENT:

Equipment and facilities for design and prototyping are available to members of the University of Delaware community. Note that there may be some restrictions on usage.

The Delaware Design Institute is a hub for design innovation and education on the University of Delaware campus and the broader region. It pulls together scholars, students, thinkers, and tinkerers in the community to share brain power and resources to develop creative solutions.

The DDI exists to facilitate collaboration across disciplines through design thinking to find innovative, human-centered solutions to complex problems. Our core values provide a focused lens through which activities, partnerships, and aspirations are formed. These core values are:

  • Design thinking to create a positive difference
  • User-centered context and interaction
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Sustainable processes and outcomes

SERVICES:

Design is happening everywhere on the University of Delaware campus, and DDI maintains a comprehensive list of courses that incorporate design methodology and practice. Some courses are major-restricted.

The Delaware Design Institute is a hub for design innovation and education on the University of Delaware campus and the broader region. It pulls together scholars, students, thinkers, and tinkerers in the community to share brain power and resources to develop creative solutions.

The DDI exists to facilitate collaboration across disciplines through design thinking to find innovative, human-centered solutions to complex problems. Our core values provide a focused lens through which activities, partnerships, and aspirations are formed. These core values are:

  • Design thinking to create a positive difference
  • User-centered context and interaction
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Sustainable processes and outcomes
Delaware Environmental Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Environmental Institute

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ADDRESS: 221 Academy Street, 250 ISE, Newark, DE 19711

EQUIPMENT:

The mission of DENIN is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges.

The institute fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows and adds value to environmental research, education, and outreach efforts through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.

The Institute’s goals are to

• Initiate interdisciplinary research projects;

• Support interdisciplinary academic programs;

• Forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public; and

• Coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.

Vision

Our vision is to develop an internationally recognized community of faculty, staff, and students in environmental science, engineering, social science and policy, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an effective management process, who can compete successfully for interdisciplinary grants, provide research-based educational opportunities, promote economic development, and contribute to the environmental health of the state, the region, and the world.

SERVICES:

The mission of DENIN is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges.

The institute fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows and adds value to environmental research, education, and outreach efforts through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.

The Institute’s goals are to

• Initiate interdisciplinary research projects;

• Support interdisciplinary academic programs;

• Forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public; and

• Coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.

Vision

Our vision is to develop an internationally recognized community of faculty, staff, and students in environmental science, engineering, social science and policy, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an effective management process, who can compete successfully for interdisciplinary grants, provide research-based educational opportunities, promote economic development, and contribute to the environmental health of the state, the region, and the world.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute

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ADDRESS: DRI, Health Sciences Complex, 540 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713

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The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) provides an atmosphere where interdisciplinary research merges with education and practice to advance science. DRI is the leading national center for physical rehabilitation research. Located on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, DRI promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research within a scholarly environment that enjoins learning, discovery and community in rehabilitation practices.

SERVICES:

  • Top-ranked doctoral program in physical therapy
  • Founding partner in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, a collaborative partnership to advance biomedical research in Delaware
  • National Institutes of Health recognized
  • Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
  • Internationally recognized interdisciplinary Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) graduate program
  • Laboratories for research in:
    • Cytomechanics
    • Motor control
    • Rehabilitation robotics
    • Motion and gait analysis
    • Structural biology
    • Bioimaging
    • Biomechanics
    • Infant motor behavior
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Physiology
    • Athletic training
    • Motor behavior
    • Human muscle performance
    • Tissue engineering
    • Electromyography

The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) provides an atmosphere where interdisciplinary research merges with education and practice to advance science. DRI is the leading national center for physical rehabilitation research. Located on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, DRI promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research within a scholarly environment that enjoins learning, discovery and community in rehabilitation practices.

Institute for Global Studies
Research Institute

Institute for Global Studies

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ADDRESS: Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716

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The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) is a premier center for international education at the University of Delaware. We are forging partnerships in academics, research and public service around the world and educating engaged, global citizens.

Our Global Initiative focuses on helping students to expand their awareness and knowledge of the economic, political, cultural and social issues facing the world—and the skills to address them. This commitment to preparing students to be global citizens embraces diversity in all of its richness, on campus, across the U.S., and in countries and cultures worldwide.

SERVICES:

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) is a premier center for international education at the University of Delaware. We are forging partnerships in academics, research and public service around the world and educating engaged, global citizens.

Our Global Initiative focuses on helping students to expand their awareness and knowledge of the economic, political, cultural and social issues facing the world—and the skills to address them. This commitment to preparing students to be global citizens embraces diversity in all of its richness, on campus, across the U.S., and in countries and cultures worldwide.

Institute for Public Administration
Research Institute

Institute for Public Administration

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ADDRESS: 180 Graham Hall, Newark, DE 19716

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The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a center within the School of Public Policy & Administration, addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

SERVICES:

The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a center within the School of Public Policy & Administration, addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education
Research Institute

Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education

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EQUIPMENT:

For more than ten years, the Leaders and Fellows of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) have encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies—and in particular—the use of PBL in the undergraduate classroom. On- and off-campus workshops are held for faculty and students to enhance their understanding of PBL.

SERVICES:

For more than ten years, the Leaders and Fellows of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) have encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies—and in particular—the use of PBL in the undergraduate classroom. On- and off-campus workshops are held for faculty and students to enhance their understanding of PBL.

Institute of Energy Conservation
Research Institute

Institute of Energy Conservation

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ADDRESS: 451 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716

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Established at the University of Delaware in 1972, the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) is devoted to the research and development of thin-film photovoltaic solar cells and other photonic devices. The IEC is a totally integrated laboratory focused on fundamental materials and device research carried out in parallel with process engineering studies and analysis of film deposition and processing. This enables the correlation of the properties of completed devices with their fabrication, all in the same lab. Close collaboration between IEC staff and industrial partners ensures that the research is relevant and includes state-of-the-art process development.

SERVICES:

Established at the University of Delaware in 1972, the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) is devoted to the research and development of thin-film photovoltaic solar cells and other photonic devices. The IEC is a totally integrated laboratory focused on fundamental materials and device research carried out in parallel with process engineering studies and analysis of film deposition and processing. This enables the correlation of the properties of completed devices with their fabrication, all in the same lab. Close collaboration between IEC staff and industrial partners ensures that the research is relevant and includes state-of-the-art process development.

Institute for Financial Services Analytics
Research Institute

Institute for Financial Services Analytics

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ADDRESS: Alfred Lerner College of Business, 350 Purnell Hall, Newark, DE 19716

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The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is at the intersection of industry and education, forming and informing the emerging field of financial services analytics.

Financial services analytics typically focuses on the collection and analysis of large datasets in the effort to offer improvements to business operations, customer service, and risk management.

Our interdisciplinary efforts draw on the expertise of faculty from diverse backgrounds including business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics.

We offer research seminars on a regular basis and host annual conferences that connect researchers and industry leaders.

SERVICES:

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is at the intersection of industry and education, forming and informing the emerging field of financial services analytics.

Financial services analytics typically focuses on the collection and analysis of large datasets in the effort to offer improvements to business operations, customer service, and risk management.

Our interdisciplinary efforts draw on the expertise of faculty from diverse backgrounds including business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics.

We offer research seminars on a regular basis and host annual conferences that connect researchers and industry leaders.

Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality
Research Institute

Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality

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ADDRESS: 152 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716

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The breadth and complexity of environmental problems we face today calls for well-focused, interdisciplinary efforts. The Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) is a center of excellence for research, outreach, and education programs that provide science-based solutions to the many environmental problems involving our soil resources.

SERVICES:

The breadth and complexity of environmental problems we face today calls for well-focused, interdisciplinary efforts. The Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) is a center of excellence for research, outreach, and education programs that provide science-based solutions to the many environmental problems involving our soil resources.

UD RESEARCH CENTERS (68 Entries)
Agricultural Experimental Station
Research Center

Agricultural Experimental Station

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Center Director: Mark Rieger

ADDRESS: 531 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716

The U.S. Department of Agriculture established agricultural experiment stations in connection with state land-grant universities to provide farmers with practical, science-based information.
The need for a southern Delaware location to assist in carry­ing out research projects was realized in the establishment of an Agricul­tural Experiment Substation near Georgetown, Sussex County southern Delaware, an extension of the UD experimental farm in Newark. Today, research includes vegetable crop research, specifically on lima beans and watermelon; weed management studies; agronomic crop trials for soybeans, corn and sorghum; nutrient management studies.
Art Conservation Laboratories at Winterthur
Research Center

Art Conservation Laboratories at Winterthur

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ADDRESS: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation began in 1974. It was established as a joint program following the precedent set by the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture that began in 1952, with a master’s degree awarded by the University of Delaware. Henry Francis du Pont, founder of the Museum, understood the need for conservation; he had invited Harold Plenderleith of the Rome Center to visit the Museum to advise on environmental control and fire prevention in the late 1950s. Mr. du Pont envisioned a master’s program in art conservation when a new Research Building was opened in 1969. After his death, a committee composed of University and Museum representatives continued an investigation into the establishment of a graduate program in conservation. Visits were made to existing programs at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and to the Cooperstown Graduate Program (now located at Buffalo State College).

Avian Biosciences Center
Research Center

Avian Biosciences Center

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Center Director: Robert L. Alphin

Meeting the growing, worldwide demand for safe and affordable poultry products produced in an environmentally sound manner will require a holistic approach that links research, management, and education. The Center is established to be a center of excellence for research, education, and outreach programs that will provide solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences.

Bartol Research Center
Research Center

Bartol Research Center

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Center Director: Stephen Barr

ADDRESS: 104 The Green, Newark, Delaware

The Bartol Research Institute is a Center within the Department of Physics and Astronomy whose mission is to foster excellence in research in physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware.

Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation
Research Center

Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation

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Center Director: Dionisios G. Vlachos

ADDRESS: 221 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716

The Center’s mission is to develop innovative heterogeneous catalytic technologies to transform lignocellulosic (non-food-based) biomass materials into fuels and chemicals. The cornerstone of CCEI research lies in advancing catalysis and its integration into processes that deliver innovative technologies for the conversion of biomass feedstocks, specifically cellulose and hemicellulose, sugars produced from the hydrolysis of biomass, and smaller oxygenated molecules.

Center for Applied Business & Economics Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Business & Economics Research

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Center Director: William Latham

ADDRESS: Alfred Lerner College of Business University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

CABER provides economic data and analysis to public and private institutions, businesses and the community. We use the most up-to-date research tools, software and proprietary online databases to access economic and financial data at the local, state, national and international levels.

Center for Applied Costal Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Costal Research

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Center Director: Nobu Kobayashi

Coastal engineering is the study of the processes ongoing at the shoreline and construction within the coastal zone. The field involves aspects of nearshore oceanography, marine geology, and civil engineering, often directed at combating erosion of coasts or providing navigational access.

Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research

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Center Director: Edward C. Ratledge

ADDRESS: 111 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) has completed 35 years as a unit of the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The Center’s primary mission is to ensure that the best possible data and information on important public issues are developed and made available to members of the College, its clients, and, most importantly, to the policy-makers who affect the way we all live and work in Delaware. This mission is accomplished in four different ways: by acting as a clearinghouse for large data sets supplied by local, state, regional, and federal agencies; by maintaining an active survey research capability; by developing and designing custom databases of text, graphical information (including both raster and vector data), drawn from client files; and by using an array of information system technologies.

CADSR’s GIS Laboratory features Windows versions of ARCInfo and ARCview. In addition, other GIS software is supported including Autocad, Mapinfo, Intergraph, and Altas. The lab supports both large format scanning and printing. CADSR’s CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) Laboratory features the cutting-edge software in this field. The staff is fully proficient in the creation and deployment of automated survey instruments. On average, more than a thousand surveys are conducted monthly in this facility. In addition, CADSR has available a staff of professional interviewers who operate from the Center’s state of the art Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing Laboratory. Mail surveys are conducted where appropriate and are processed by CADSR’s customized network-based entry software.

CADSR supports software from Oracle, SQL Server, SPSS, SAS, Microsoft Office, Corel Wordperfect suite, Adobe, Seagate Crystal Reports, and many others that are used in processing data, preparing graphics, and report generation.

Center for Archaeological Research
Research Center

Center for Archaeological Research

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ADDRESS: 135 Munroe Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Anthropology faculty members undertake original and applied research in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology with special emphasis on biological and cultural evolution, and the interactions among structural processes, environment, and human agency that shape modernization and globalization.

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Research Center

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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Center Director: Cathy H. Wu

The Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB) is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional initiative for the Delaware research and education community, and is built on the Bioinformatics core at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the bioinformatics infrastructure of the Protein Information Resource (PIR).

CBCB objectives include:

Fostering cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology synergistic to UD strategic research areas, including Systems Biology, Energy and Environmental Studies, and Translational Medicine

Establishing graduate degree programs

Master of Science (MS), Professional Science Master (PSM), Certificate in Bioinformatics

PhD program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Providing scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community

Core Facilities

To an extent matched by few peer institutions, the University of Delaware fulfills the Kellogg Commission’s model of an “engaged university” — an institution that makes a comprehensive and sustained contribution to the improvement of the communities it serves. UD’s research centers increasingly are becoming important state, national, and international assets.

Our faculty attract significant research sponsorship for projects and programs of student and public benefit, including support for federally funded national centers of excellence.

Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

Advanced Materials Characterization Lab: Providing for the exchange of novel ideas and science for the next generation.

CANR Comparative Pathology Laboratory

CANR Comparative Pathology Laboratory: Brightfield and fluoresence-based whole slide scanning.

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology: Research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging: The first research fMRI scanner in the state of Delaware.

CTCR Core Facility

CTCR Core Facility: Transforming the latest discoveries in the laboratory into innovative new treatments for cancer patients.

DBI BioImaging Center

DBI BioImaging Center: A multi-user microscopy facility with state-of-the-art electron, confocal and light microscopes.

DPA Material Characterization Lab

DPA Material Characterization Lab: Home to several metrology and microscopy resources.

DRI Clinical Research Core

DRI Clinical Research Core: Advancing the science of rehabilitation, including osteoarthritis, stroke, and pediatric mobility.

DRI Cytomechanics Core

DRI Cytomechanics Core: Collaborative approach to address the cellular level of osteoarthritis (OA) along with prevention and treatment.

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility: Serving research and education to the community in state-of-the-art facilities.

UD RESEARCH CORE FACILITIES(17 Entries)
Advanced Materials Characterization Lab
UD Research Core Facility

Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

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ADDRESS: 221 Academy St
Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Provide short courses on all instrumentation on a regular basis.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Phillips Xpert Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Miniflex Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Ultima 4 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Phillip SAXS small angle Diffractometer
  • T/A Instruments DSC,DTA,TGA,DMA,DTC
  • Metrohm IC Pro Chromatograph
  • Agilent HPLC 1260 /MS 6120
  • Agilent Cary UV Vis Spectrometer
  • Kaiser 785nm Raman Spectrometer
  • Wyatt Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Beckman Coulter LS13 320 Particle Analyzer
  • Analsys NanoIR2
  • Micromeritics Porosity Analyzer
  • Agilent ICP/MS 7500
  • Agilent AES 4100 Mass Spec.

The University of Delaware’s Advanced Materials Characterization Lab is centrally located on the ground floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering building. This provides the opportunity and setting for the exchange of novel ideas and science for the next generation. Located in the same building are the multidisciplinary classrooms for undergraduate education continuing the theme of the multidisciplinary approach.

The nature of the facility is to provide opportunities for researchers with in the UD community as well as other Educational Institute and Industry. To foster an atmosphere of collaborative interdisciplinary research and industrial partnership opportunities. The lab is staffed by expert personnel who maintain the facilities and also train and educated the users.

CANR Comparative Pathology Laboratory
UD Research Core Facility

CANR Comparative Pathology Laboratory

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ADDRESS: 529 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Histology Services: Tissue preparation including trimming, processing, paraffin embedding, and microtomy, Automated H&amo;E staining, Manual special staining upon request (i.e. Gram, Masson’s trichrome, etc.)

Consultation and equipment training upon request:

Pathology Services: Microscopic analysis of tissues for diagnostic cases and research studies, consultation on experimental design, necropsy, and specimen collection and preparation, digital photography of gross or histologic specimens.

EQUIPMENT:

Leica Processor, Embedding Station, and Microtome, Sakura Autostainer, Sakura Autostainer

The Comparative Pathology Laboratory provides histology and pathology support for animal diagnostic laboratories of Delaware and Maryland, researchers at the University of Delaware and its affiliates (DBI, etc.), industry and government partners of the university, and external researchers. We specialize in animal tissues and studies related to animal disease or animal models of human disease. However, we also routinely accept plant specimens for tissue processing. We strive to provide clients with customized high quality specimen preparations and thorough pathology reports to meet their individual diagnostic and research needs.

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
UD Research Core Facility

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Suite 205
Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

EQUIPMENT:

  • High-Performance Compute Cluster
  • Database Server Cluster
  • 3-D Visualization Studio

Providing scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community. Available resources include bioinformatics services, consulting, training, and access to computational infrastructure and software.

 

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging
UD Research Core Facility

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging

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ADDRESS: 77 E. Delaware Ave
Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 11,600

SERVICES:

  • Diffusion Spectrum Imaging, TimTX TrueShape and syngo ZOOMit, Excellent flow sensitivity and time-resolved Angiography with XR 80/200, syngo DTI with up to 256 directions, Cardiac Flow Imaging
  • High-resolution joint imaging with excellent FatSat
  • Zoomed high-resolution imaging of the pelvis
  • High-resolution with isotropic 3D imaging
  • Up to 2x more SNR in diffusion studies
  • Advanced Flow Evaluation
  • Advanced multi-nuclear Spectroscopy

EQUIPMENT:

Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma scanner

Serving researchers campus-wide, statewide and throughout the region, the CBBI will advance research on psychopathology, cancer, stroke, cerebral palsy, osteoporosis and other diseases and disorders.

CTCR Core Facility
UD Research Core Facility

CTCR Core Facility

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ADDRESS: UD’s Wolf Hall and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Newark, DE 19713

SERVICES:

Training for researchers and PI’s for all equipment and software.

EQUIPMENT:

The CTCR Core facility is a multi-user facility, located in 007 Wolf Hall on the main campus of the University of Delaware which provides access to services including microCT, 3D computer reconstruction, and flow cytometry (including cell cycle/apoptosis analysis), to university researchers and collaborators on a fee-for-service basis. Researchers using the facilities can be trained by our staff in equipment usage as well as software. Outside industrial users are accommodated when scheduling permits. Appointments can be scheduled to use the facility’s equipment via the CTCR online calendar.

DBI BioImaging Center
UD Research Core Facility

DBI BioImaging Center

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ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Suite 117
Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

We provide full service sample preparation, data acquisition and image processing for all imaging technologies upon request.

EQUIPMENT:

Microscopes:

  • Zeiss LIBRA 120 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Hitachi S4700 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM)
  • Zeiss LSM780 spectral and high sensitivity confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM510 NLO multi-photon confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM510 DUO spectral and high-speed confocal microscope
  • PECON live cell incubator for the inverted confocal microscopes
  • INSTEC thermoelectric heating and cooling for confocal microscopes
  • Zeiss ELRYA PS1 super resolution microscope
  • Custom built Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope
  • (TIRFM) for single molecule experiments
  • Zeiss M2BIO stereo dissecting light microscope
  • Zeiss Axioplan2 upright light microscope
  • Zeiss PALM COMBI Laser Capture microdissection microcope (LCM)
  • Veeco Nanoscope IIIA Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Bruker Bioscope Catalyst AFM with integrated light microscopy

Sample Preparation equipment:

  • Leica EM AFS automated freeze substitution system
  • Leica EM PACT high pressure freezing system
  • Leica EM CPC plunge freezer
  • Leica EM IGL automated immunogold labeler
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut E microtome for ultrathin sectioning (two)
  • PELCO Biowave 34700 microwave tissue processor
  • PELCO easiGlow Glow Discharge system
  • Leica EM KMR2 glass knife maker
  • EMCorp Microcut 1200 Vibratome
  • Denton Bench Top Turbo III for Carbon or Gold/Palladium coating
  • Autosamdri-815B Critical Point Dryer

Analysis tools:

  • Dell T7500 Workstation for super resolution analysis
  • Dell T5500 Workstation for visualization software
  • VSG AMIRA 5.4 analysis and visualization software
  • Perkin Elmer Volocity 6.2 analysis and visualization software
  • SVI Huygens Pro deconvolution software

The Bio-imaging Center is a multi-user microscopy facility containing state-of-the-art electron, confocal and light microscopes. The center is open to all academic researchers on a fee-for-service basis, and outside industrial users are accommodated when scheduling permits.

DPA Material Characterization Lab
UD Research Core Facility

DPA Material Characterization Lab

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ADDRESS: 217 Sharp Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 70,000

SERVICES:

Our facility is home to several metrology and microscopy resources available for use by the UD research community. Support, operation, and training is provided for users to ensure quality data and timely turnaround times at reasonable rates. For all inquiries regarding daily operations, instrumentation, and usage please contact, Robert Schmidt. 

Machine Shop

EQUIPMENT:

Electron Microscopy: JEOL JSM 6330F Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

This is a ultra-high vacuum scanning electron microscope with cold field emission electron source enabling high resolution imaging. Fitted with IXRF Systems secondary electron detector and solid state backscattered detector for elemental analysis and mapping. Images stored digitally.User training is available for this microscope or samples can be submitted to a dedicated technician for imaging and data collection.

Atomic Force Microscopy: NT-MDT Ntegra Prima Scanning Probe Microscope

This SPM device is capable of performing several measurement modes for analyzing physical properties of surfaces with high precision and resolution. The microscope is ideal for investigating small samples and has a scanning range up to 100x100x10 µm, in air only.
Available modes: Contact and Intermittent topography, Magnetic Force Microscopy, Electrostatic Force Microscopy, Scanning Capacitance Microscopy, Kelvin Probe Microscopy, Spreading Resistance Imaging, Lithography. No user training is provided at this time, but samples can be submitted to a dedicated technician for imaging and data collection.

X-Ray Diffraction: The Rigaku IV X-ray Diffractometer

A high precision powder X-ray diffractometer with horizontal sample mount. Users can use the system as a dedicated focusing-beam system for general powder and bulk samples or switch between the Crossbeam optics for multi-layer film parallel beam, small angle scattering, micro-focus, thin film high resolution, and in-plane X-ray optics. The tool uses a stepping motor with minimum step angles of 1/10000 degrees control. User training is available for this instrument, but X-Ray safety training is required before users are allowed to operate.

Physical Property Measurement System

Quantum Design’s Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) can perform magnetic and electro-transport measurements in sample environments having 9T fields and temperatures ranging from 2 to 340K. This PPMS is configured with the following measurements options: DC extraction magnetization, AC susceptibility, torque magnetometry, and DC/AC resisistivity. A horizontal rotator is also available to perform angular studies of a sample’s magnetoresistance. A variety of platforms are available for mounting samples. Additional information and specifications can be found on the vendor’s webpage. Limited user training is available for this instrument, a dedicated operator is assigned to handle hardware set-up, sample loading/unloading, and measurements.

VersaLab: Vibrating Sample Magnetometer

The Quantum Design VersaLab is a cryogen-free, cryocooler-based material characterization platform. It executes DC magnetization measurements with a temperature range of 50–400K, and 3 tesla field strength. User training is available for this instrument.

The research of our award-winning faculty covers the whole breadth of the field and extends into neighboring disciplines. The Sharp Lab offers over 70,000 sq. ft. of research space equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and research instrumentation. With annual research expenditures of $7.3M, chances are we are working on something of interest to you.

DRI Clinical Research Core
UD Research Core Facility

DRI Clinical Research Core

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ADDRESS: 540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713

SERVICES:

  • Assistance with research subject recruitment
  • Coordination of research test sessions
  • Training and intervention sessions
  • Coordinating clinical trials
  • Generate data for progress reports

EQUIPMENT:

Cytomechanics Laboratory
Carl Zeiss LSM 510 inverted confocal microscope, equipped with dry, water immersion and dipping objectives and a lens inverter; Boss LM test bench system for controlled loading of biological tissues; Instron Micro Tester 5848.

Motion Analysis Laboratory
The Department of Physical Therapy houses a 2354 square foot laboratory for research in motor control, biomechanics and the Running Injury Clinic. Equipment includes a VICON motion system, Bertec force platforms, Motion Lab EMG systems and an AMTI instrumented treadmill.

Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory
Shared equipment within the Center for Biomedical Research includes an instrumented split-belt treadmill (Bertec), 6-camera motion capture system (Motion Analysis) and 16-channel EMG system (Noraxon).

Posture and Movement Biomechanics Laboratory
Other labs within the Center for Biomedical Research maintain a 7-camera motion capture system (Qualisys), floor-mounted force plate (AMTI), tethered and telemetered EMG systems (Motion Labs), Biodex dynamometer and Asumi 5000 ultrasound unit.

Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Equipped with an Instron Microtester with a range of load cells, LVDT’s, extensometers, specimen grips and computer-based test control and data collection; a compound microscope equipped with BioQuant Imaging system for high-resolution visualization of displacement-force testing of biomaterials and biological tissues. Custom testing devices for animal loading and tissue testing; stereomicroscopes.

DRI’s new, state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Complex at the 272-acre UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark, Delaware, will further promote collaboration among academic disciplines that are devoted to advancing the science of rehabilitation, including in areas such as osteoarthritis, stroke, and pediatric mobility and the rehabilitation of wounded warriors.

DRI Cytomechanics Core
UD Research Core Facility

DRI Cytomechanics Core

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ADDRESS: 540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713

SERVICES:

Confocal imaging, bio-imaging, live-cell imaging, mechanical loading, mechanical testing, bone and cartilage processing and histology.

EQUIPMENT:

Epifluorescence Microscopes: Upright Zeiss w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera; Inverted Zeiss w/ Monochrome AxioCamNRc camera and motorized stage; Upright Zeiss Image A2 w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera.

Confocal Microscope: Zeiss LSM510 Inverted Observe.Z1 with optional lens inverter, environmental chamber, and heated stage.

Fluorescent Microscope and Calcium Imaging: Leica DMI6000B Inverted w/ high speed EMCCD camera, motorized stage and environmental chamber.

Stereomicroscope: Olympus SZx7.

Live imaging Apparatus: Isofluorane anesthesia machine; Environmental Chamber; Incubation System (PECON System 2000).

Mechanical Testing Devices: Instron 5848 MicroTester; TA Instruments Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer; Bose ElectroForce TestBench; Custom Piezo-positioning/loading system; Custom Cantilever loading device; Custom Microindenter.

Physiological Manipulation Devices: Syringe Pump (Harvard Apparatus PhD Ultra); MultiChannel Dispenser (ISMATE IPC High Precision); Catheter Blood Pressure measuring system (Millar); Manipulators (Narishig).

Sample Prep and Histology: Diamond Saws (Buehler Isomet 1000 and Isomet low speed precision); 3D table-top milling machine (Roland).

Researchers at the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute will pursue a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to address the cellular level of osteoarthritis (OA) along with prevention and treatment. The continuation of this pursuit is afforded by COBRE funding through the National Institutes of Health.

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility
UD Research Core Facility

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility

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ADDRESS: 531 South College Ave
Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 25,000

SERVICES:

  • Cold Storage for Plant Germplasm

EQUIPMENT:

The 13,800 ft2 Fischer Greenhouse Complex and the Growth Chamber Facilities offers:

  • Glass Houses (17,000 ft2) with Headhouse (5,000 ft2)
  • Growth Chambers (2,300 ft2 ) and Growth Room (500 ft2)
  • Commercial Seed Dryer and Seed Storage Unit

A state-of-the-art plant growth facility at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Fischer Greenhouse Complex is a professionally-managed suite of growth chambers and glass house facilities serving the research and education community.

Mass Spectrometry Core Facility
UD Research Core Facility

Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

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ADDRESS: 110 Lammot duPont Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

High resolution accurate mass measurement (HRMS) of organic and organometallic compounds using Waters GCT Premier equipped with Electron Impact (EI), Chemical Ionization (CI), Desorption Chemical Ionization (DCI), Field Ionization (FI), Field Desorption (FD) and Liquid Injection Field Desorption Ionization (LIFDI).

LC/MS and LC/MS/MS using Shimadzu LCMS 2020, Waters Q-TOF and Thermo Q-Exactive Orbitrap with Electrospray Ionization (ESI) and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI).

GC-MS (low resolution EI only) using the Agilent 5973 system.

MALDI analysis of  proteins, oligonucleotides, nanoparticles, synthetic polymers and macromolecules.

Mass directed prep purification is also available.

EQUIPMENT:

High Performance Instrumentation Lab (Room 122 Lammot duPont Lab), Protein sequencing, Micromass model Ultima Q Tof (Quadrupole-Time of Flight tandem mass spectrometer): This is an LC-MS-MS instrument primarily used to identify proteins by sequencing the products of a digested protein. Product molecular ions and subsequent collisional activation to generate fragments are automatic. Software generated or de novo peptide sequencing can be compared to protein databases for identification.

Protein Digester- Bruker Daltonics model Proteineer DP: This automated digest and prep station performs protein digests. Digest products can be automatically spotted to a MALDI sample plate or captured in MTP format for LC-MSMS analyses.

Open Access Instrumentation Lab (Room 108 Lammot duPont Lab)

GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry): Agilent models 6850 GC and 5973 MS with autosampler.Used primarily for separation of small organic mixtures, incorporates a NIST library to aid identification.

LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry): Thermo-Finnigan model LCQ using Electrospray Ionisation (ESI) with an integrated autosampler. Used for biological samples and polar organics. The instrument can be switched between column mode for mixture separations and loop injections for quick analyses of purer samples.

MALDI (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation) Bruker Daltonics model Omniflex: Used primarily for biological samples to determine molecular weight and purity.

Murray V. Johnston Lab (Room 125 Lammot duPont Lab)
MALDI- Bruker Daltonics model Biflex MALDI mass spectrometer: Used for high resolution and accurate mass measurements; automated protein identification via peptide mass maps.

The core facility is grouped into three areas; the first laboratory houses the high performance instruments for more detailed and precise analyses, a second lab houses three open-access user-friendly instruments that are available for researchers to use 24/7, and finally, a high-performance MALDI instrument is located in Murray V. Johnston’s Lab.

NMR Laboratory
UD Research Core Facility

NMR Laboratory

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ADDRESS: 015 Brown Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 4650

SERVICES:

Traditionally, the institutional support made a primary contribution to the operational budget of NMR laboratory.  A user-fee structure has been established to offset the  increasing expenses of maintaining the expanded NMR laboratory in terms of the number of  instruments and users.  The COBRE III has been providing significant contribution to the NMR laboratory operational budget.  To all federally funded investigators: please acknowledge the NIH support of this COBRE sponsored  Core in all your publications where you utilized the NMR core. The language for the acknowledgment can be found in a COBRE citation webpage.

EQUIPMENT:

Two solution 400 MHz NMR spectrometers, one with an auto-sampler and a cryogenic QNP probe and another with the multinuclear capabilities, are available for routine proton and multinuclear NMR analysis of organic and inorganic materials.  Two solution 600 MHz spectrometers, one with a triple-resonance cryogenic probe for biomolecular samples and another with an auto-sampler and enhanced 19F capabilities for expanded NMR applications such as high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) for semi-solid materials.

The 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer is currently equipped with a 3.2 mm  triple-resonance (1H, 13C, and 15N) probe for biosolids and other organic solid material.  The 850 MHz spectrometer is hybridized for both solution and solid-state NMR measurements. With the ultra-high magnetic field and a large collection of solution and solid-state NMR probes, the 850 MHz NMR spectrometer covers a broad range of applications from inorganic material, synthetic organic polymeric materials to structure and dynamic studies in structural biology.

In addition to the departmental NMR instrument, four NMR spectrometers with frequencies ranging from 200 to 600 MHz are used and maintained by the following research group’s: Polenova, Dybowski, and Rozovsky.  Most of these spectrometers are dedicated solid-state NMR instruments.

  • Liquid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Bruker AM-250 spectrometer (Tecmag Upgrade) (011 BRL) 5mm, Dual probe for 1H and 13C measurements
  • Bruker AC-250 spectrometer (Tecmag Upgrade) (011 BRL), 5mm Dual probe for 1H and 13C measurements, 5mm Proton-only probe, Variable Temperature Unit available
  • Bruker AMX360 spectrometer (011A BRL; Telephone: 831-3566), 5mm QNP probe, 5mm Broad-band probe, VT capabilities
    Bruker DRX-400 spectrometer (021 BRL; Telephone: 831-3308), 5mm QNP probe, 5mm inverse BB probe, z-axis pulsed field, gradient, VT capabilities
  • Bruker AV600 spectrometer (015BRL; Telephone: 831-4534) 5mm auto tune/match inverse PTXI probe (triple-resonance; three-axis gradients), 5mm BBO probe, 5mm inverse CryoProbe
  • Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Bruker MSL-300 multinuclear spectrometer (011 BRL), 4mm CP/MAS probe, 7mm CP/MAS probe, 7mm CRAPMS probe
  • Data Workstation
  • Dell Precision workstation (Linux Redhat 7.5 and Bruker xwinnmr 3.5) for off-line data processes

The NMR Facility currently has six NMR spectrometers. The NMR facilities are located in the basement floor of the North Wing of Brown Laboratories (BRL). The 600 MHz instrument is housed in 015 BRL, and the remaining spectrometers are located across the hallway in three adjacent rooms (011, 011A and 021 BRL).

Protein Production
UD Research Core Facility

Protein Production

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ADDRESS: 15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

The Protein Production Core Facility accepts internal and external requests for services. All work requests are initiated on a first-come, first-served basis, with University of Delaware members receiving priority and all other user requests being fulfilled as soon as possible.

We dedicate to providing assistance in the following research areas:

Large scale protein expression
We can perform large scale (10-20L) protein expression in bacterial or yeast system with our BioFlo 4500 fermentor. Please Abraham Lenhoff for further information.

Protein purification
We will purify the protein of interest from natural or recombinant sources. Our facility has two AKTA systems with the capability to purify proteins under room temperature or cold condition. Please contact Abraham Lenhoff for further information.

Macromolecule characterization
Our facility has Proteome XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge for characterization of macromolecule interactions. Please Abraham Lenhoff for further information.

In addition, we provide consultation on experimental design and protocol development for unsupervised users (who can operate the equipments and execute experiments by themselves).

EQUIPMENT:

  • New Brunswick BioFlo 4500 fermentor (20L capacity for bacterial and yeast cell growth)
  • Avestin EmulsiFlex C5 high pressure homogenizer
  • GE Life Sciences AKTA Explorer100 and Purifier10 high performance liquid chromatography systems
  • Beckman Coulter Proteome XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman Coulter JLA 8.1000 centrifuge rotor
  • Thermo Savant SPD2010 Speedvac system

The Protein Production Core (PPC) Facility part of shared core facilities supported by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Membrane Protein Production and Characterization. The PPC has modern instrumentation for large scale expression, purification and characterization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins for investigators and researchers. The core supports the production of proteins in quantities suitable for structural studies (X-ray and NMR) and functional studies (biological or catalytic). The PPC also has state-of-the-art analytical ultracentrifuge for studying macromolecule interactions.

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility
UD Research Core Facility

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

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ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

  • Protein identification
  • Shotgun proteomics
  • 2DE analysis
  • MALDI MS
  • Electrospray MS
  • Post-translational modification
  • Multiplex immunoassays

EQUIPMENT:

  • Intavis DigestPro – robotic protein digestion platform
  • AB Sciex 4800 – MALDI TOF/TOF
  • AB Sciex 5800 – MALDI TOF/TOF
  • AB Sciex QTrap Pro – ESI MS
  • AB Sciex 4000 QTrap – nanoLC/MS
  • Luminex LX200 – bead-based immunoassays

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, provides services and analyses primarily based on protein/peptide separation and identification. The facility runs two MALDI TOFTOF mass spectrometers and two electrospray mass spectrometers. Sample preparation is aided by two robotic platforms that perform in-gel and in-solution enzymatic protein digestions. We offer standard workflows for protein identification and shotgun proteomics, as well as custom workflows for a range of analytical goals such as 2D gel electrophoresis and software-based image analysis, multiplex protein quantitation (isobaric label-based and selected reaction monitoring), post-translational modification analysis, and multiplex bead-based immunoassays.

UD Sequencing & Genotyping Center
UD Research Core Facility

UD Sequencing & Genotyping Center

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ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Room 24615 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

  • DNA sequencing (ABI BigDye Sanger sequencing and Illumina SBS next-generation sequencing)
  • Genotyping (fragment analysis microsatellite analysis, STR analysis)
  • PCR, qPCR, DNA preparation and analysis services (including extraction, purification, quantitation and quality scoring, fragmentation, amplification, plasmid construction and preparation).
  • Access to pyrosequencing and microarray instrumentation

EQUIPMENT:

  • llumina HiSeq 2500
  • Pacific Biosciences RSII Single-Molecule Sequencer
  • ABI Prism 3130XL Genetic Analyzer
  • ABI 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
  • Pippin Blue DNA Size Selection System
  • Covaris S2 Adaptive Focused Acoustic Disruptor with CryoPrep 
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Qubit Fluorometer
  • NanoDrop Technologies ND-1000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • MJ Research Tetrad Thermocycler
  • ABI Veriti and GeneAmp PCR System 9700 Thermocycler
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5804R

The DNA Sequencing & Genotyping Center provides state-of-the-art genomics and molecular biology services for University of Delaware research groups and outside users on a fee-for-service basis.

W.M. Keck Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis
UD Research Core Facility

W.M. Keck Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis

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ADDRESS: 250V Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

The laboratory staff and associated faculty members are very knowledgeable in SEM, TEM, and SPM and are experts in advanced microscopy of a wide range of materials. We work with users on campus and other organizations in many areas including research, research training, and consultation.

EQUIPMENT:

TEM

  • Equipment 1 Talos F200C (200kV FE-TEM)
  • Equipment 2 JEM-2010F (200kV FE-TEM)
  • Equipment 3 JEM-3010 (300kV TEM)
  • Equipment 4 Tecnai G2 12 (120kV TEM)

SEM

  • Equipment 5 Auriga 60 CrossBeam (FIB/FE-SEM)
  • Equipment 6 JSM-7400F (FE-SEM)

AFM

  • Equipment 7 Dimension-3100 V SPM
  • Equipment 8 MultiMode NanoScope V SPM

The W.M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis (Keck CAMM) has been established since 2001 through generous grants from the W. M. Keck Foundation, NSF, and the funds from the University of Delaware. This facility contributes to scientific capabilities by enabling students, faculty, and other researchers in the University and from regional institutions and facilities to use the state-of-the-art equipment for research and education.

It houses two 200 kV field emission transmission electron microscopes, Talos F200C and JEM-2010F, a LaB6 300kV TEM JEM-3010, an FEI 120kV Tecnai G2 12 Twin transmission electron microscope, two scanning electron microscopes (JSM-7400F and AURIGATM 60 CrossBeamTM with the AURIGATM 60 being a FIB-SEM dual beam instrument), and two scanning probe microscopes (Multimode NanoScope V and Dimension 3100 V).

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory
UD Research Core Facility

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

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ADDRESS: 236 Brown Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Typical turn-around times under average conditions, from start of data-collection to completely refined structure, range from a few hours to a day.

EQUIPMENT:

Dual wavelength APEX II Duo (Mo & Cu) Bruker-AXS CCD X-ray diffractometer. Data are collected typically at 200K. Structures are solved with SHELXTL software.

The X-ray Crystallography Laboratory conducts characterizations by X-ray diffraction of small-molecule organic or inorganic single crystals. As an extension service, the facility also accepts sample submissions from other departments of the University, and from local, national, and international collaborators of academe and industry. The facility also serves as an ancillary graduate research laboratory for selected graduate students pursuing studies in inorganic chemistry leading to a doctorate degree.

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