Investigators in the Biochemistry Division within the Department for Chemistry and Biochemistry, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, have joined forces and placed some of their state-of- the-art instrumentation in a Shared Instruments Pool to facilitate the sharing of instruments and analytical capabilities.
The Shared Instruments Pool gives researchers in the department access to a multitude of instruments and techniques, including EPR, CD and fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, Sec-MALS, ITC, MST, stopped-flow spectroscopy, chemical quench-flow and more. The Shared Instrument Pool also houses a variety of additional equipment, such as imaging systems, centrifuges, scintillation counters, sonicators and more. The first goal of the Shared Instruments Pool is to support research in the Division of Biochemistry. We are happy to extend our help to researchers from the broader CU community and to researchers outside the university, if time and availability allow us too.
The director of the Shared Instruments Pool, Dr. Annette Erbse, has extensive knowledge of the instrumentation available and wide-ranging experience in biophysical and biochemical characterization of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and complexes. Dr. Erbse is available for instrument training and provides support from project planning to experiment optimization to data evaluation and interpretation, as needed by the user.