Capillary electrophoresis is more than this – its capabilities are amazing! What other instrument can separate individual molecules, shine the light spectrum from 200 to 900nm wavelength simultaneously using a diode array, record both absorption and fluorescence on the fly to create a topological map for absorption that can be turned upside down to view the underside for the topological fluorescence terrain and deliver these in vivid colors! The PA800 is not just a box.
Upper division Biology students plus those close to graduating will be given first preference to fill the 16 available seats, 8 for each session. We will be conducting this twice a year, once in the winter break and once in the beginning of summer before the summer sessions. Students should know that those successfully completing the workshop/training will be given a certificate from Beckman Coulter. Genentech has 40 PA800’s per lab. They and other biotechnology companies like Amgen cannot find enough people who have capillary electrophoresis experience. This will be an opportunity for students to seek employment in these biotechnology companies.
The project described was supported by NIH Grant Number P20 RR-016464 from the INBRE Program of the National Center for Research Resources.