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Benthos Laboratoy, Department of Oceanography, Universidade de Concepción

Through Past President Richard Hoover, SPIE has been in contact with Prof. Victor Ariel Gallardo, who has been tasked by the Universidade de Concepción  with coordinating efforts to rebuild Benthos Lab. The lab was destroyed in the tsunami following the magnitude 8.8 earthquake on 27 February. Contact for Prof. Gallardo is noted below.

MAJOR EQUIPMENT LOST DUE TO TSUNAMI

  • 1 Zeiss Axio imager A1 for transmitted light, phase-contrast and wide-field fluorescence microscope with DIC
  • 1 Software Axio Vision 4.5 and accessories
  • 1 standard Zeiss microscope, phase contrast
  • 3 stereomicroscopes DV4 Zeiss
  • 2 fridges
  • 1 freezer (-20C)
  • 1 oven
  • 1 muffle furnace
  • 3 desktop PCs (2 for microscopes and 1 for office)
  • 1 Sony digital camera (12 megapixels)
  • 1 spectrophotometer
  • 1 precision analytical balance (0.1 mg)
  • 3 micropippetes Eppendorf (1- 10, 10 - 100 uL; 100 - 1000 uL)
  • 1 sediment squeezer
  • 2 vortex or magnetic stirrer
  • 2 ultrasonic bath
  • 1 ReDox electrode
  • 1 dissolved oxygen electrode
  • 2 pH-meters
  • 1 general purpose centrifuge
  • 1 liquid nitrogen tank

ALSO WELCOME TO ADVANCE THE STUDY OF MICROBIAL BIODIVERSITY

  • A Zeiss Axio Observer A1, micromanipulator Eppendorf TransferMan NK2, microinjector Cell Tram Air Pneumatic manual, AxioCam HSc and LCD 40 inch
  • A microfuge 13000 or 15000 rpm (Eppendorf)
  • A freezer (-80C)
  • An electrophoretic chamber
  • An UV transluminator or photographic equipment for stained gels
  • A digital thermoblock or thermoregulated bath
  • A flow chamber
  • Microwave oven for gel preparations
  • Water sterilizer
  • Equipment for nanopure water
  • Liofilizer
  • DNA amplification kit
  • DNA purification kit
  • Assorted glassware
  • Boxes to store DNA
  • Gloves
  • Micropipette tips
  • Eppendorf tubes.

Prof. Dr. Víctor Ariel Gallardo (Biology, 1967, Univ. Southern California) vagallar@udec.cl, vagallar@gmail.com, vagcensus@hotmail.com; cell phone: + 56 9 9 620 8245