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Lab SpaceIDEEL@Carolina is housed in the Department of Epidemiology laboratory space in the Michael Hooker Research Building in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The laboratories total approximately 2,500 square feet of research space on the third floor. These facilities include advanced molecular biology research space and dedicated tissue culture space. The facilities are equipped with all the necessary instruments for molecular parasitology and genetics work including:

  • ABI Viia 7 Real Time PCR
  • BioRad CFX 384 well Real Time PCR
  • ABI 7300 Real Time PCR
  • BioRad QX200 Digital Droplet PCR Machine
  • Agilent TapeStation
  • EpMotion 5070 Robot
  • Nanodrop 1000
  • Biotek Synergy 2 Multi-mode Microplate reader
  • Kingfisher Duo Prime
    Tissue culture space

In addition to the facilities within the IDEEL@Carolina labs, researchers have access to over 40 core facilities on the UNC Campus. Among the routinely used facilities are:

Lastly, IDEEL@Carolina investigators have access to extensive computing resources. The lab has remote access to two (2) Unix-based computer servers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine (“Killdevil” and “Kure”). Each cluster has tremendous computational resources. For example, the cluster on which the lab houses tools for parasite genome assembly and analysis, Killdevil, has 1000 8-core Intel(R) EM64T2.0 to 2.93 GHz nodes with 48GB to 1TB RAM per node, and 168 TB of scratch hard drive space. In addition, the lab has 10 TB of disk space for data storage and backup, which is mounted to both the Killdevil and Kure clusters.