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Laboratory facilities

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) has approximately 1,231 square meters of molecular biology laboratory space, with the state of the art in scientific supplies and equipment. Shared equipment distributed among lab groups ensures efficient use of and access to equipment. We currently have laboratory groups focusing in the areas of:

  • Rates and patterns of DNA evolution
  • Rates and patterns of gene expression evolution
  • Rates and patterns of protein evolution
  • Great ape population genetics
  • Molecular anthropology
  • Ancient DNA methods and analysis
  • Neandertal genomics
  • Cell culture systems
  • Analysis of transgenic mice          
Our laboratory equipment includes:
  • HiSeq 2500 with rapid module, Illumina
  • MiSeq Personal Sequencer, Illumina
  • PACBIO RS II, Pacific Biosciences
  • ABI 3730 DNA Analyzer, ABI 3130xl Genetic Analyzer
  • Covaris S220
  • Bio-Rad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System
  • Fluidigm C1 Single-Cell Auto Prep System
  • Mx 3005P Real Time PCR System, Stratagene
  • BioRobot 9600, Qiagen
  • epMotion 5075 LH workstation, Eppendorf
  • Genechip Fludics Station 450 and scanner, Affymetrix
  • Bioanalyzer 2100, Agilent
  • Typhoon 9410 variable mode imager, Amersham biosciences
  • HPLC and Oligonucleotide synthesizer
  • MJ PCR engines
  • Cell culture facilities
  • Mouse House