Core Research Facilities in IMB
All the members of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and the FSU scientific community have access to central resources called Core Research Facilities. Housed in the Kasha Laboratory Building these facilities include a Protein Expression Facility (PEF), an X-Ray Crystallography Facility (XRF) and a Physical Biochemistry Facility (PBF). We also have participate in a University-wide shared High Performance Computing Facility with nearly 7000 cores and advanced visualization capabilities. The Core Facilities have equipment, provide expertise, and help users successfully carry out their experiments. Each Facility is headed by a qualified scientist with numerous years of experience and training. There are several IMB maillists that are specific to individual core facilities (semi-closed to prevent spam).
Starting in September 2009, PBF, PEF, and XRF have introduced user-fees to defray part of the cost of running these three facilities. For more information the fee structure for the individual Facility follow the appropriate link.
Common Equipment Labs in IMB
Second (KLB 215) and fifth (KLB 515) floors of Kasha Laboratory have common equipment labs. These labs have shared equipment such as high-speed centrifuges, ultra-cold refrigerators, and autoclaves.
Research Shops in IMB
The Institute also has a machine shop, wood/cabinet shop and electronics shop headed by qualified personnel to help the students, post-docs, and professors machine, modify, or make components for their research work.
Other Available Research Facilities
Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Medicine, and the National High Field Magnetic Laboratory have other research facilities that are available for use by Molecular Biophysics faculty and students.
- Biology Facilities including the BSIR Lab (Biological Science Imaging Resource) — home of the FEI Titan Krios Electron Microscope
- Chemistry Facilities including the BASS Lab (Biochemical Analysis and Synthesis Service) and the Mass Spec Lab
- Medical School Translational Laboratory
- MagLab Facilities, the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world, home to 900 mHz NMR and High Field Pulsed EPR Spectrometers, among numerous state-of-the-art facilities
- Library Resources including the Dirac Science Library