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College of Agriculture Plant Growth Center

Purdue University College of Agriculture Plant Growth Center. Located in three buildings on Ag campus, these 60 plant growth chambers, 30 light racks and the 600 square feet of greenhouse tables are available to Purdue scientists. A daily recharge is assessed for repair and maintainance of the equipment, and for services such as pest control and scouting by a licensed applicator. [Recharge Summary] [More Info]

Genomics Center

The mission of the Purdue Genomics Facility is the application of state-of-the-art genomics technologies to the development of sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century. Purdue Genomics is a three-part, integrated approach to genomic sciences. Three facilities: laboratory, database, and computation, provide a solid infrastructure for research, teaching, and extension efforts in this dynamic area. [More Info]

  • Computational Facility
    Computational genomics is the application of statistical analysis to the vast arrays of data generated by structural and functional genomics research. Even the smallest plant genome is comprised of over
    100,000,000 base pairs of DNA. Extracting useful information from this large amount of sequence data requires significant computational ability and sophisticated analysis algorithms. [More Info]
  • Database Facility (GDF)
    High-capacity databases, coupled with the power of modern statistical methods, will make it possible to develop a comprehensive understanding of gene function, protein function, and their complex interactions. As new technologies evolve and mature, it will be critical to integrate the data derived from these approaches with existing databases to obtain an ever-more comprehensive view of the regulation of biological processes. These integrated databases will be an invaluable resource for life scientists. [More Info]

Life Science Microscopy Facility

The Life Science Microscopy Facility at Purdue University is a core facility under the umbrella of the campus-wide Purdue Electron Microscopy Consortium (PEMC). It is administered through Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) in the College of Agriculture. An advisory committee consisting of faculty from the Colleges of Agriculture, Science, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine provides direction on facilities and procedures. Located in the Whistler Research Building, this 4000 sq. ft. laboratory complex supports research on microscopic and submicroscopicstructure of biological and physical systems and is available to the campus community.

Originally established in 1983 to consolidate ultrastructural technology in the Agricultural Complex, the LSMF has served research needs of a wide range of programs from basic molecular biology and cell biology to applied agricultural and engineering research. The main functions of the LSMF are to provide equipment, training (SEM and TEM courses), space, advice, and expertise so that researchers can come to the laboratories to conduct their research efficiently. There are both multi-user and service options available. The facility contains research equipment for use by students, faculty, postdoctorals, and service staff. Technology in the LSMF provides capabilities for light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, computer-based image analysis, photographic processing and digital printing, ultramicrotomy, critical point drying, vacuum evaporation, sputter coating, and histological and cytological specimen preparation. Staff in the LSMF provides expertise in a wide range of specialized preparation techniques including immunocytochemistry and freeze substitution to assist researchers. [More Info]