Faculty of Biological Sciences

Crystallisation and imaging robotic system

Formulator, Formulatrix. Formulator liquid handler: Uses microfluidic technology for faster dispensing and can dispense viscous reagents.

Rockimager 1000, Formulatrix. Automated imaging system for protein crystallisation at both 4° C and room temperature.

NT8 crystallisation system, Formulatrix. Drop dispensing with active humidity control



FRAP imaging, Formulatrix. Fluorescent Recovery After Photobleaching: Identifies optimal conditions for crystal growth in lipidic cubic phase before crystallsation.


The crystallisation robot will run wide-screen crystallisation trials for proteins and/or nucleic acids, to produce samples for X-ray crystallography.