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.
Next-generation sequencing, high-throughput sequencing services are provided to on-campus and off-campus researchers. Sequencing is performed using the Illumina MiSeq and NovaSeq, as well as the Oxford Nanopore MinION instruments. Sanger sequencing – short read Sanger sequencing is performed on an Applied Biosystems 3730 Genetic Analyzer, a 48 capillary electrophoresis instrument for DNA sequencing or DNA fragment analysis.
The Bioimaging Core Facility provides cutting-edge microscopic/macroscopic imaging and flow cytometry/cell sorting instrumentation to the university community to enable superior research and quality result outcomes.
The Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) mission is to support researchers in analyzing sequence data by providing bioinformatics expertise and access to state-of-the-art computational resources. The BRC aims to serve as a bioinformatics hub for the UTK campus, where ideas can be shared and developed collaboratively.
The CEB maintains a zebrafish (Danio rerio) colony and provides zebrafish to UT researchers under appropriate animal use IACUC protocols. Microinjection equipment for the insertion of nucleic acid into zebrafish embryos is also available.