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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; soils; plus earth and plant imaging; solar agro-electric farming; agricultural robotics; field phenotyping of agronomic row crops

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4530 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.

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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.

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LILY G-447 M. Catherine Aime X
Bioinformatics Core

Facilitate, amplify, and accelerate biological research and discovery through application of bioinformatics. Deliver high quality analysis and consultation in a timely and economical manner. Support workshops and learning activities. Support computational resources.

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Young Hall Jyothi Thimmapuram X 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 dynamic map resources of pest survey and plant diagnostic data. Its content focuses on pest survey data, plant diagnostic data and pesticides and has collaborated with key? federal and state agencies along with industry, extension and Purdue faculty.?CERIS has worked extensively with Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty in creating the Purdue Plant Doctor series for both iOS and Android devices and provided the software support for the Isee App under the direction of a faculty member in Agronomy.? Most recently, the BoilerApps program has been created as an extension of earlier applications development involving website and database design and iOS and Android Apps for the College of Agriculture to now service Purdue University.

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Vistech1 (VTCH) Mike Hill X
Yes, for some activities
Center for Global Trade Analsyis

Quantitative global economic analysis

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Krannert Dominique van der Mensbrugghe X X
Food Science Pilot Laboratory

food product development, food processing, process optimization, food manufacturing systems

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Food Science Erik Kurdelak X
ICP-OES 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. The Quanta is equipped with an Omniprobe 200 lift-out system for TEM lamella preparation.? Also available are 2 TEMs (Tecnai T12 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 T20 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.

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WLSR Christopher Gilpin X X
Purdue Agriculture Air Quality Lab

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

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ABE Al Heber
Purdue Genomics Core Facility

The Purdue Genomics Core facility has more than a decade of experience in DNA sequencing and provides Illumina DNA and RNA library construction and sequencing services via both Illumina HiSeq 6000 and MiSeq instruments. Further, a "WideSeq" service offers low-cost sequencing of smaller (less than 300kb) double-strand DNA samples.

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WLSR S045 Phillip SanMiguel X X
Sensory Evaluation Laboratory

Sensory evaluation ( appearance, aroma, flavor, etc.) testing of food and beverages

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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

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ACRE Nicole DeArmond Sylvie Brouder X