Self-Service Instruments

The GSAF provides access to a wide range of scientific instrumentation to help you get your research done.  Some instruments require initial user training and reserving usage times on a calendar.  For some we charge a small fee to cover the costs of annual service contracts and maintenance.  Most are available free of charge to qualified UT researchers.

Visit the Wiki page for details or reserve a time on the FBS portal.

Quantitative Real-Time PCR systems

  • Three ViiA7 (ThermoFisher)
  • QuantStudio (ThermoFisher)
  • LightCycler 480 (Roche)
  • Other standard thermocyclers

Gel Imaging and Nucleic Acid Assessment

  • GBox-F3 (Syngen)
  • FluorChem (Protein Simple)
  • NightOwl (Berthold)
  • Typhoon 9500
  • Blue Pippin (Sage Science)
  • BioAnalyzer 2100 (Agilent)
  • Fragment Analyzer (Advanced Analytical)
  • Covaris S2 (DNA Shearing)
  • Nanodrop

Liquid Handling Automation and Plate Readers

  • epMotion 5073
  • FlexStation 3 Fluorescence and absorbance plate reader
  • SpectraMax M3
  • Contact us if you have a job that requires liquid handling automation service. 

Library Preparation

  • Covaris S50 DNA shearing
  • Agilent Bioanalyzer

See the instrument list and details on our wiki page.

Schedule time for these instruments using the online portal: . Questions? Contact us at; or call 512-475-7844 .