Research facilities and technologies at DynaMo
The DynaMo Center has two state-of-the-art LC-MS instruments for analysis of small molecules and peptides: a high performance Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer for targeted analytics and a Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer and untargeted metabolomics approaches. The instruments are available for researchers at DynaMo and the Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences and for research collaborators.
With DynaMo partner Professor Alexander Schulz being Head of CAB, DynaMo Center has direct access to a state–of-the-art bioimaging core facility with front-edge confocal laser scanning microscopes and super-resolution microscopes, unique for Denmark.
DynaMo Center shares facilities with the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences which is well equipped for the research undertaken at DynaMo. This includes facilities within nano-biotechnology, metabolite profiling, protein biochemistry, molecular genetics as well as plant growth facilities and climate chambers.
Through partner Professor Dan Kliebenstein, DynaMo members have access to the next-gen RNA/DNA sequencing facility and the proteomics core facility as well as many other advanced technologies at the Department of Plant Sciences, UCDavis.
As University of Copenhagen has given top priority to research and education within the fields of plant biology and plant biotechnology new Plant Science buildings are scheduled to be completed in 2016. DynaMo will be part of the Copenhagen Plant Science Center and gain access to brand new laboratories and teaching facilities once completed.
"Bioimaging" relates to methods that non-invasively visualise biological processes in real time.
Bioimaging spans the observation of subcellular structures, cells, tissues and entire multicellular organisms. Among others, it uses light, fluorescence, electrons, ultrasound, X-ray, magnetic resonance and positrons as sources for imaging.