LABORATORIES

MORPHORMETRY LABORATORY

The Morphometry Laboratory has a wide range of highly accurate and validated methods for quantification of a plethora of parameters regarding the tertiary stress response applicable in acute and chronic stress physiological research across vertebrates. In particular, parameters involved in structural (e.g. shape, etc.), and elemental (e.g. calcium, etc.) related changes of bony structures are analyzed.
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BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

The Biochemistry Laboratory has a wide range of highly accurate and validated methods for quantification of a plethora of parameters regarding the secondary stress response applicable in acute and chronic stress physiological research across vertebrates. In particular, parameters involved in metabolic (e.g. glucose, lactate, etc.), cellular (e.g. heat chock proteins, cytokines, etc.), osmoregulatory (e.g. osmolality, etc.), hematological (e.g. hematocrit, etc.), and immune (e.g. cytokines, etc.) related changes are analyzed.
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MASS SPECTROMETRY LABORATORY

The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory has a wide range of highly accurate and validated methods for quantification of a glucocorticoid profile regarding the primary stress response applicable in acute and chronic stress physiological research across vertebrates. In particular, glucocorticoid profiles consisting of the dominant hormone, its precursors, endogenously present phase I metabolites, and most abundant exogenously present phase I metabolites in various tissues are analyzed with unique and patented methods.
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MOLECULAR LABORATORY

The Molecular Laboratory has a wide range of highly accurate and validated methods for quantification of the expression of a plethora of genes involved in the overall stress response applicable in acute and chronic stress physiological research across vertebrates. In particular, key genes involved in the synthesis, pre-receptor regulation, and receptor regulation of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids are analyzed.
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CHEMICAL STORAGE & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Chemicals as well as chemical solutions are stored in ventilated (and where applicable temperature and humidity controlled) safety cupboards specific for inflammable, corrosive, toxic, or hazardous substances, respectively, fridges, or freezers in room R1.14.

Waste is collected in specific boxes per type of waste and stored temporarily in ventilated (and where applicable temperature and humidity controlled) safety cupboards specific for each type of waste in room R1.04. Periodically, all waste is collected by specialized companies.