The laboratories of Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology comprise state of the art facilities that support the research lines of the MSc course and provide analytical services on the detection of Genetically Modified Organisms.

Contact: Panagiotis Kalaitzis, PhD,

Laboratory equipment

  • Genetic analyzer (ABI PRISM 310, Perkin Elmer)
  • Real Time–PCR System (GeneAmp 5700 Sequence Detection System, Applied Biosystems)
  • Gas Chromatograph (Trace GC, Thermo Quest)
  • Thermal Cycler (S1000, Biorad)
  • Thermal Cycler (DNA Engine DYAD, (Biorad)
  • Spectrophotometer (U-2001, Hitachi)
  • Nanophotometer (Pearl, Implen)
  • Digital Electrophoresis Documentation and Analysis System (EDAS 120, Kodak)
  • Digital Electrophoresis Documentation and Analysis System (GelDoc XR, Biorad)
  • Ultra Pure Water System (TKA)
  • Automatic Tissue Processor (TP1020, Leica)
  • Paraffin Embedding Station (EG 1140 H, Leica)
  • Cooling Plate (EG 1140 C, Leica)
  • Microtome (RM2155, Leica)
  • In-Situ PCR System (GeneAmp 1000, Perkin Elmer)
  • Hybridization Oven (7601, GFL)
  • Autoclave (5804 E, Tuttnauer)
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges (5804R, Eppendorf)
  • Micrcentrifuges (5415 D, Eppendorf)
  • Upright Deep Freezer (-80°C) (6485, GFL)
  • Upright Deep Freezer (-80°C)  (U535, (New Brunswick Scientific)
  • PCR Work station (OMNI, Astec Microflow)
  • Laminar Flow Hood (TOP SAFE 1.2, BIOAIR)
  • Plant Growth Chamber (ECP01E, Snijders Scientific)
  • CO2 and O2 Analyzer
  • Additional Laboratory apparatus: pH meter, Electrophoresis systems for nucleic acids and proteins, Gel dryer, Water bath, Electronic balances, Shaking incubators, Incubator, Vortex, Hot plate magnetic stirrer, Freezers (-20°C). Refrigerator (+4°C),
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