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Research Facilities

At CU-Boulder you will find equipment, lab space, and facilities to support your research, including:
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Laboratory Facilities
    • Robotic systems for performing highly accurate assays
    • siRNA Libraries
    • Illumina HiSeq2000 Next Generation sequencing machine
    • High-throughput drug discovery core
    • Five mass spectrometers for biomolecular research, including four ion trap mass spectrometers
    • X-ray crystallography
    • NMR Facilities
    • State-of-the-art tissue culture, protein preparation, computational modeling, mass spectroscopy and protein profiling facilities
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
    • Biomaterial fabrication and tissue engineering facilities for all tissue types
    • The Nanomaterials Characterization Facility including Field Emission Electron Microscope, Low Vacuum Electron Microscope, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope, Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam, Nano Indenters, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, and Electron Backscatter Diffraction.
    • Machine and electronic shops including an ultrastable Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and an Asylum Cypher.


      Computing Facilities

      • 50-CPU Opteron development cluster with four terabyes of storage for bioinformatics, a production cluster with 128 Opteron cores (32 nodes x 2 CPUs x 2 cores per CPU), and a 16-way SMP database server with 64 gigabytes of RAM and 12 terabytes of storage
      • 128-CPU Hemisphere cluster and 2048-CPU Blue Gene
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