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Agricultural & Biological Engineering Computing Facilities - capabilities include GIS, CAE, mathematical modeling ad simulation development

Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) - 991 acre farm facility appropriate for plant breeding and genetics, crop production and soil tillage management, plant physiology, soil fertility, weed control, disease and insect resistance and control, and crop variety performance evaluation. Includes the Crop Protect Lab for fertilizer and ag chemical storage and handling research.
Contact: Jim Beaty, AGRY

Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory - Provides diagnostics service to veterinary practitioners, animal producers, companion animal owners, wildlife conservationists, animal researchers and state/federal regulatory officials.
Contact: 494-7440

Animal Sciences Research and Education Center - facilities for research and education in various animal production systems, including aquaculture, beef, dairy, poultry, sheep, and swine. A feed mill which formulates food for Purdue research livestock is also located on the SDRC.
Contact: Craig Williams, ANSC (765) 583-2400

Campus Wide Mass Spectrometry Facility - high sensitivity analysis of proteins and nucleic acids, including fast atom bombardment, electrospray, MALDI, and plasma desorption spectrometers.
Contact: Karl Wood, CHEM

Cancer Center Facilities - provides services to both Cancer Center members and non-members in NMR, mass spectrometry, analytical cytology, DNA analysis, and drug development.
Contact: 494-9129

Computational Genomics Facility - 3 SUN workstations, 4 PCs, 2 G4 Macintosh computers, and an Enterprise 3500 SUN server for central storage of software needed for genomics research.
Contact: Rebecca Doerge, STAT/AGRY

Constructed Wetlands - monitored constructed wetlands for studies on 1) treatment of agricultural runoff from land on and adjacent to the Animal Sciences Research & Education Center, and 2) golf course and urban runoff on the Kampen Golf Course.
Animal waste wetland contact: George Parker, FNR gparker@purdue.edu
Kampen Golf Course wetland contact: Zac Reicher, AGRY

Core Laboratory for Image Analysis and Multidimensional Applications (CRISTAL) - biomedical applications imaging laboratory that provides shared instrumentation facilities with research focused on multiresolution client-server environments for fast navigation and search of high-resolution image databases.
Contact: John Turek, BMS

Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center - outdoor laboratories with over 2,000 small plots illustrating insect, weed, disease, fertilizer, and cultural problems common to corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat for use in training and research.
Contact: Cory Gerber, AGRY

Food Science Pilot Laboratory - 9000 sq. ft. of laboratory space designed to test model processes somewhere between bench and commercial scale facilities; equipped for aseptic and thermal processing and packaging, equipment design and development, automated quality control, and in-line physical/chemical sensor evaluation, as well as others.
Contact: Steve Smith, FS

Genomics Core Facility - high-throughput DNA sequencing (ABI 377 and ABI 3700 able to sequence over 200,000 samples in a year), automated plasmid DNA preparation, gene expression profiling through construction and reading of microarrays (Biorobotics Total Array System and GSI Lumonics Scanarray 4000), and high-definition (low –throughput) DNA sequencing (Applied Biosystems 377 and Licor 4200L sequencers).
Contact: Phillip San Miguel, HLA

Life Science Microscopy Facility - provides multi-user and service options for scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and light microscopy; administered through Agricultural Research Programs.
Contact: Debby Sherman, HLS

Plant Growth Facilities - 25 greenhouse rooms totaling 34,800 sq. ft., 2 growth rooms, 41 growth chambers, 5 walk-in coolers, a tissue culture laboratory, three teaching laboratories and 4,500 sq. ft. of headhouse space for offices, work space and storage.
Contact: Rob Eddy, HLA

Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory - provides rapid and accurate identification of pests and problems associated with plants, as well as other types of vertebrate and invertebrate pests, for the extension specialists and county educators, research faculty and staff, and for private businesses and citizens of Indiana.
Contact: Gail Ruhl, BTNY

Post-Harvest Education & Research Center - - includes a fully functional grain handling center (built in 1984) and a new16-bin state-of-the-art pilot facility (built in 1997
Contact: Dirk E. Maier , ABE

Protein Separation and Analysis Laboratory (PSAL) - Will soon offer services in Proteomics, Peptide Mapping, Protein Sequencing and Amino Acid Analysis.
Contact: Mary Bower, BCHM

Purdue Agricultural Air Quality Laboratory - specializes in odor assessment using olfactometry, chemical analyses using gas chromatography, and continuous emissions monitoring of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.
Contact: Al Heber, ABE

Purdue Agricultural Centers - A network of farms across Indiana used for research and extension activities requiring field facilities.
Contact: Jerry Fankhouser, AGAD

Sensory Evaluation Laboratory - provides sensory analysis through subjective tasting of food acceptability with individual tasting booths, controlled lighting and ventilation, computerized data collection, and a water filtration system.
Contact: Steve Smith, FS

Transgenic Mouse Core Facility - This facility provides two basic services: 1) transgenic mouse generation and 2) embryonic stem cell targeting and blastocyst injection to generate gene-altered mice.
Contact: Judy Hallett, BIOL 496-3352

Water Quality Field Station - consists of 54 individually tiled and instrumented field plots structured to allow for studies on movement of agricultural chemicals under various management practices and cropping systems.
Contact: Sylvie Brouder, AGRY

A list of other multidisciplinary research facilities available at Purdue can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/partners/recharge.html.