Psychology and Neuroscience

Research Facility

Psychology and Neuroscience
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia (NS)

Pipeline for multiplexing RT-qPCR with fluorescence microscopy and nucleotide sequencing.

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Research Facility

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter

Equipment 2 piece(s)

Inverted fluorescent microscope with apotome and culturing system
Zeiss AxioObserver Z1

For experiments involving visulization of fluorescent labled postmortum tissue sections as well living cell cultures over extended periods of time. It is equipped with low-light digital image capture; both color and grayscale. The system is completely automated and can be programmed for long-term experiments on living cells.


CellASIC microfluidics system with the Tri-Gas mixer

Stage Chamber Temp and Gas control

Zeiss Definite Focus

Ludl indexed X/Y stage

X-Cite120LED LED fluorescence source

Pecon chamber temp control

QImaging Retiga SRV


PyroMark Q24 Advanced

The gold standard in high throughput DNA array and next generation sequencing verification. A method of high resolution DNA sequencing (up to 180nt) based on the 'sequencing by synthesis' principle that enables rapid and accurate quantification of sequence variation. Main application in de novo sequencing, complex mutation analysis (SNP, CNV), epigenetics (CpG and CpN analysis of DNA methylation patterns) in human and animal tissue as well as resistance typing and microbial ID. 

Application software: PyroMark Q24 Advanced SW

Throughput: 1–24 samples

PCR requirements: ~0.5–3 pmol of product

Maximum read length: 10–140* bp or more depending on assay

Sensitivity: 2% mutation 98% wild-type


Date submitted: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 2:37 PM
Date updated: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 2:38 PM

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