Welcome to the SIP (Shared Instruments Pool) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder!

The research groups in the Department of 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 (SIP) 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 SIP also houses a variety of additional equipment, such as imaging systems, centrifuges, scintillation counters, sonicators and more. The first goal of the SIP is to support research in the Department of Biochemistry. We are happy to extend our help to researchers from the broader CU community and, if time and availability allow us to, to researchers outside the university.

The director of the SIP, 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.

For information about the instruments, availability, terms of use, to discuss projects or to request training, please contact Dr. Annette Erbse.