DNA Array Instrumentation

The Research Core Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art Affymetrix GeneChip System that consists of the following components:

  1. A GeneChip Hybridization Oven 645 for automated control of hybridization to the GeneChip arrays.
  2. A GeneChip Fluidics Station 450 for automated washing of chips and labeling of hybridized probes. This station can wash and stain four arrays simultaneously.
  3. A GeneChip Scanner 3000 7G with Autoloader for obtaining high-resolution images of hybridization signals.
  4. A GeneChip Workstation that controls the operation of the system, data collection and processing of initial raw data.
  5. A bioinformatics system including Expression Console, Transcriptome Analysis Console v4.0, and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis.