Head of Core Facility
Methodologies for scanning probe imaging of biological samples ranging from individual molecules to tissues, nanomanipulations and nanolithography, immobilisation and modification techniques, biosensor and calorimetry-based investigation of biomolecular interactions in real time.
The successful application of nanobiotechnologies and biosensor-related techniques in biology requires a multidisciplinary knowledge in biochemistry, biophysics, bioorganic chemistry, material science, electronics and image analysis. Centralised organisation of instrumentation and a team of experienced researchers will ensure expert services for untrained users and the cost-effective use of resources. Benefits include simple access to promising nano -methods, shortened preliminary experimentation and the quick generation of high-quality data.
Key Equipment (Core Facility fully operational from 2014)
- Combined AFM / inverted optical microscopes
- SPR biosensors
- AFM microscopy systems for nanobiointeractios
- Isothermal titration calorimeter
- Multichannel SPR system
The Core Facility is part of Czech National Affiliated Centre of INSTRUCT.
All CEITEC core facilities are available to external users (academia and companies). Czech and international researchers from universities and research institutes interested in accessing core facilities can benefit from support of CEITEC – open access project funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.