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DNA Sequencing Equipment

Facilities and Equipment

The CEB was established in 1986 by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and a $1 million equipment grant from the United States Department of Education to provide multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate training for the next generation of scientists and engineers engaged in applying biotechnology toward solving environmental problems. We maintain core research affiliations that extend throughout the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Agriculture, the Health Sciences Center, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

As a user facility, CEB personnel are dedicated to providing service and training to the UT research community. We provide access to a large inventory of basic equipment essential to successful research, including centrifuges, incubators, ovens, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, microscopes, distilled and reverse osmosis water supplies, ice, pH meters, -80°C storage, liquid nitrogen storage, spectrophotometers, and PCR thermal cyclers. Specialized equipment that supports our bioimaging, high-throughput DNA sequencing, and zebrafish facilities is also available for your use. Please contact us for equipment availability and training information.

Basic Supplies and Needs

  • Ice
  • Dry ice
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Dewars to transport liquid nitrogen
  • Distilled/deionized water
  • Autoclave access
  • Cold temperature (-80°C and liquid nitrogen) short-term storage
  • Lyophilization
  • Shaking incubators, floor-standing, capable of accommodating nearly any size flask
  • Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1) and Level 2 (BSL2) laboratory space
  • Biosafety cabinet access
  • Fume hood access

CEB Equipment Inventory

Equipment Maintenance, Repair, and Fabrication

Biology Service Facility

Glass Shop in the Department of Chemistry

Electronic Repair Shop in the Department of Chemistry

Machine Shop in the Department of Chemistry