Research Facilities

Molecular Biophysics

The aim of the UCL/Birkbeck ISMB Biophysics Centre is to offer biophysical instrumentation and expertise to scientists based in London or beyond. A variety of equipment is available for equilibrium and kinetic studies of proteins, nucleic acids, small molecules and their interactions.  Please refer to our website for detailed information on the techniques and on the running of the Centre and contact us if you have any queries.

Dr. Tina Daviter
020 70790749
School of Crystallography, Birkbeck, Malet St, WC1E 7HX

List of Equipment

- fluorescence spectroscopy (Fluorimax-3, Horiba)
- CD spectroscopy (Aviv)
- isothermal titration calorimetry (VP-ITC, Microcal)
- differential scanning calorimetry (VP-DSC, Microcal)
- thermofluor assay (MyIQ, Biorad)
- surface plasmon resonance (Biacore 3000)
- analytical ultracentrifugation (Beckman XL-I)
- stopped-flow fluorescence and absorbance techniques (HiTech Scientific)
- quench-flow techniques (Kintek)
- fluorescence and phosphor imaging (Fujifilm 3000)

Techniques and Capabilities
Our equipment provides extensive biophysical characterisation of macromolecules and their interactions. Training, supervision, data analysis, data interpretation or a full service are available.

Please refer to our website for a current price list. To plan regular work in our facility, please contact the lab manager for a quote to include in your grant application.

Dedicated staff is available during all stages of work for training, support and general discussion.

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