The department has a first-class infrastructure with repsect to intrumentation, premises for reaserach, education, and different types of support functions. A substantial part of the instruments are listed in the fully searchable database InstrumentKeeper where information on the instruments their applications and contact persons are provided.
A large fraction of the instruments are organized in platforms and core facilities that in some cases are nodes national and international infrastructures. These offer access to instruments and service and education to a varying degree.
Computational Life Science Cluster (CLiC)
CliC consists of a large number of scientists at several departments at Umeå University and is a node in the national infrastructure Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (BILS). CLiC provides courses and support in bioinformatics, genomics, and metabolomics.
Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (LCBU)
LCBU is a node in the national infrastructure Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden (CBCS) that is part of Science for Life Laboratories. LCBU/CBCS provides infrastructure and staff for chemical biology and small molecule screening.
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
The laboratory is accredited by SWEDAC and performs analysis of halogenated organic contaminants and pharmaceuticals and similar substances on behalf of companies that have regulatory requirements from authorities, but also the authorities in charge of keeping track of concentrations of these substances in the environment. The laboratory also provides support in the analyzes to researchers linked to TAP and other universities.
This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples using NMR-based techniques. The infrastructure is a node in the national network NMR for Life.
Protein Expertise Platform (PEP)
This platform provides service and guidance for all steps required for preparation of proteins.
The platforms offers expertise in chrystallography and access to andvanved instrumentation and consumables.
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
The platform provides support for semiquantitative analysis of all elements (except H and He) in different types of surfaces using electron spectroscopy.
Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)
The platform offers state of the art mass spectrometric services for qualitative and quantitative trace measurements of organic compounds, metals and organo-metals as well as isotope-ratio analyses of trace gasses.
The infrastructure provides several instruments and service for Fourier transform infrared, Raman, and micro spectroscopy.