Its current infrastructure is based on one Tecan Genesis, one Hamilton Vantage and three Tecan Freedom EVO platforms integrating various liquid handling and colony picking options with laboratory devices, such as incubator, shaker, centrifuge, plate sealer, PCR machine, multimode reader, and fluorescence microscope. These integrated automation platforms are complemented by a Dispendix I-DOT non-contact nanodispenser.

Furthermore, the facility offers Next Generation Sequencing employing Illumina MiSeq and Oxford Nanopores MinION devices and equipment for generation and analysis of DNA fragment libraries for sequencing. In addition the infrastructure portfolio of the facility comprises an Eppendorf DASGIP Parallel Bioreactor system and plant growth chambers.


One of the Tecan Freedom Evo automation platforms. (Photo: Rolf K. Wegst)


SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups