Infrastructure & equipment

The Institute is well equipped with modern infrastructure that allows it to pursue successfully its objectives.

Development and study of plants, insects and other organisms:

  • 1.0000m2 of greenhouse installations
  • Growth chambers with regulated temperatures
  • Breeding unit for laboratory rats
  • Insect breeding, under controlled conditions of temperature, humidity, and photoperiod
Detection, identification and study of pathogens and beneficial insects:
  • Photometer ELISA, spectrophotometers (simple and atomic absorption)
  • Visible light microscopes, fluorescence camera, stereoscopes
  • Image analysis systems
  • Ultra-centrifuges
  • Freezers / deep freeze
  • Incubators
  • Laminar flow chambers
  • Environmental data recorders
  • Fungal spore traps
  • Chambers with controlled conditions of temperature, humidity, and photoperiod
  • Precision laboratory spray
  • Apparatus for distillation of essential oils
Molecular analysis:
  • PCR, both conventional and real-time
  • DNA and protein electrophoresis
  • Semi-dry electroblotting
Chemical analysis and study of physical properties:
  • LC-MS (TOF),
  • LC-MS-MS, GC-MS-MS, GC-MS, GC (ECD, NPD, PFPD, FID), HPLC (DAD, FLD)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) with flame
  • Dustmeter

Last update: 11/12/2017