Laboratory Facilities

The Chen laboratory is located in Colburn 208, 212, 216, 220, and 246 and has the following resources


Colburn 208 - Microbial Lab


BioRad S1000 Thermal Cyclers


BioRad Gel Doc EZ


Millipore Milli-Q Advantage A10 Ultrapure DI water system


Fisher Isotherm Chromatography Refrigerator


Colburn 212 - Microbial Lab


Shimadzu UV-1800 spectrophotometer with temperature ramping and cooling capabilities


BioTek Synergy H4  Hybrid microplate reader. It offers the combined benefits of filter-based and monochromator-based fluorescence and detection with precise temperature control


BioRad Thermal Cycler; Olympus Fluorescence Microscope, and LABGARD NU-425-400 Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet for microbial cultures


Fisher Isotherm -20oC Freezer


Colburn 216 - Cell Culture Lab


Two LABGARD NU-425-600 Class II, Type B2 Biological Safety Cabinets for mammalian cell cultures  


Zeiss AxioObserver Z1 Motorized Inverted Microscope with Definite Focus Nosepiece, High-Speed FL Shutter, and Digital Imaging System based on Axiocam MRm


Three Heracel CO2 Incubators


Colburn 220 - Chemicals and Instrumentation Lab


Agilent 7890A Series GC with Autosampler


Nanodrop spectrophotometer 


Sorvall® RC 6™ Plus  Superspeed Centrifuge


Colburn 246 - Instrumentation Lab


Fisher Isotherm -80oC Freezer


BioRad CFX96 Real-Time PCR Detection System


Fisher Model 705 Sonicator for cell disruption


New Brunswick I24R Refrigerated Incubator Shakers


Stackable, New Brunswick I26R Refrigerated Incubator Shakers

The Chen Lab also has balances, pH Meters, Eppendorf refrigerated micro-centrifuges, and refrigerators, Tomy ES-315 Autoclave,  Heat blocks, water baths, Western Blotting Analysis equipment, and equipment for electrophoresis analysis and imaging.


Department of Chemical  and Biomolecular Engineering, Colburn Lab 224, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Maintained by Wilfred Chen