CORES Equipment Database


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Name / Description Location Contacts Recharge Accessible to Non-Purdue Users
Agronomy Center of Research and Education

field research on agronomic crops and soils

4540 US Hwy. 52 W. Jim Beaty X
Yes, depending on project
Yes, if collaborating with Purdue University
Animal Sciences Research and Education Center

The mission of the Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC) is to provide animals, facilities, technical assistance and labor to conduct research, provide instruction, and assist in extension educational activities. Research trials vary from basic to applied and involve many disciplines -- nutrition, physiology, behavior, genetics, reproduction, animal health, and product quality. Faculty utilize the Research and Education Center to facilitate teaching several Animal Sciences courses and to help provide hands-on experience for students. Some Extension education activities are held at the center.

5675 W. 600 N., West Lafayette, IN Craig Williams X X
Arthur Fungarium and Kriebel Herbarium

An Herbarium is a collection of carefully preserved plant and/or fungal specimens; a Fungarium is a collection of carefully preserved fungal specimens. The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University houses two herbaria of immense historical and scientific value. The Arthur Fungarium (herbarium acronym PUR) is the largest specialized Fungarium, containing the most important collection of plant rust fungi (order Pucciniales), in the world. The Kriebel Herbarium (acronym PUL) contains non-rust fungi, vascular plants, lichens, algae and bryophytes, and is the oldest herbarium in the state of Indiana. Together the collections contain close to 250,000 specimens dating as far back as 1769 and gathered from across the globe. The collections are an important global resource for scientists and researchers in the fields of botany, mycology, plant pathology, forestry and biology. PUR and PUL arrange for loans of material to other herbaria and researchers around the world, accept material for deposition to voucher scientific studies, and serve as a resource for identifying rust fungi and their host plants from around the world.

LILY G-447 M. Catherine Aime X
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems

The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) is a recognized center at Purdue University providing agricultural information resource technologies and applications in the form of searchable databases with web interfaces, collaborative web sites with updating, and dyanmic map resources of pest survey and plant diagnostic data. Since the 1980?s its content has focused on plant export regulations, pest survey data, plant diagnostic data, and pesticides and has collaborated with key federal and state agencies along with industry. A new project under development with Entomology and Plant Pathology is the creation of an iPhone application for ornamental diagnostics.

Vistech1 (VTCH) Eileen Luke X
Yes, for some activities
Center for Global Trade Analsyis

Quantitative global economic analysis

Krannert Thomas Hertel X X
Food Science Pilot Laboratory

Wet chemistry, microbiology, and food product development

Food Science Steve Smith X
Genomics Core Facility

The Purdue Genomics Core facility has more than a decade of experience in DNA sequencing and provides "next generation", high and low-throughput sequencing services as well as first-pass informatics support.

WLSR S045 Phillip SanMiguel X X
ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis of Liquids

ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis of liquids or liquid extracts/digests of solid samples

Lily Linda Lee X
Life Sciences Electron Microscopy Facility

The LSMF is a full service electron microscopy core with both service and individual use options. Equipment includes two field-emission SEMs (Nova NanoSEM and Quanta3D FEG) equipped with cryo, EDX, low vacuum and ESEM capability, and tensile stage. The Quanta 3D FEG is a dual beam instrument with an ion beam for milling, slicing and deposition. Also available are 2 TEMs (CM100 and a Tecnai G2 T20) each with great CCD cameras. The 200KV Tecnai has STEM with an HAADF detector. This instrument is also set up with software for automated electron tomography acquisition for 3D reconstruction. In addition the Tecnai is equipped with a SDD x-ray detector for elemental analysis and mapping. The lab has ultramicrotomes (room temperature and cryo), a microwave processing system and a vibratome. For cryo preparation there is a high pressure freezing device and automated freeze substitution. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and happy to discuss projects and work with you on your science questions.

WLSR Christopher Gilpin X X
Purdue Agriculture Air Quality Lab

monitoring equipment for air quality, odor evaluation lab, trace contaminant lab

ABE Al Heber X X
Sensory Evaluation Laboratories

Subjective testing of food acceptability

Food Science Dr. Andrea Liceaga X
Water Quality Field Station

Studies of the impact of agriculture and agricultural inputs on water and air quality; 54 tiled and instruments drainage plots

ACRE Sylvie Brouder X