Facilities/Equipments at NBAIM
All the laboratories are equipped with most modern instruments required to carry-out research work in the molecular biology and microbial biotechnology. To name a few are: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Confocal Laser Microscope, Automated Lyophilization Unit, Liquid Nitrogen Plant and Cryopreservators, FLX454 pyroseqencing unit with hydroshear, emulsion PCR and cluster analysis, 16 capillary ABI 3130xl automated genetic analyser, Mini high performance computing system with bioinformatic softwares, Workstations for data annotation and analysis, Real Time PCR, Chemiluminiscence gel imaging system, Robotic liquid handing system, DNA bar-coding system, Pulse field gel electrophoresis, DGGE unit, Chip based high throughput electrophoresis, 2D gel electrophoresis, Metabolic growth kinetic analyzer (Bio-screen), Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analyzer, High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas liquid chromatography (GLC), Thermocyclers, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, BIOLOG microbial identification system, RT-PCR, Automated Media Preparator, Spectrophotometer, Ultra centrifuge, Refrigerated incubator shaker, Deep freezers (-80°C), Walk-in cold rooms, Lyophilization, Glass house etc.
The bureau has well-equipped research laboratories, Central instrumentation facility, separate Fungal and Bacterial labs, Molecular Biology lab, Genomics unit with ultramodern instrumentation, Lyophilization unit, Culture collection facility, including cyanobacterial culture unit, newly developed Microbial Genome Resource Repository (MGRR), administration block, scientists' lobby, library, conference hall and miniconference rooms with state of-the-art audio-visual equipments and Agricultural Research Information Service (ARIS) cell, IPR and Bio-safety cell etc.
Microbial Genomic Resource Repository (MGRR) has aims to collect and long term conservation of genomic resources like microbial DNA, clones, novel gene constructs vectors, etc. The different forms of microbial genetic material e.g. DNA, RNA, cDNA, mRNA, plasmid, cosmid, primer and vector, etc. can be utilize for further research in agriculture in many ways like, for the increment of the soil fertility, crop production, crop quality and their resistance to diseases.
MGRR will provide all those genetic material to the researchers/scientists, working in the field of molecular biology and microbial genomics. MGRR is maintaining the genes responsible for nitrogen fixation, nitrogen assimilation, root nodulation, bioremediation, phosphate solubilization, disease resistance, salt tolerance, stress resistance and biocontrol, etc. could be exploited to enhance crop productivity. MGRR DNA Bank has developed its guidelines for submission and distribution of the genetic resources under appropriate material transfer agreement (MTA).
The campus as well as laboratories has been put under the electronic surveillance system. To ensure regular water and electricity supply, tubewells facilities and power generators have been installed within the campus. Electricity supply is being substantially enhanced and provided with new high-power DG sets to run the controlled working environment in the laboratories. The administrative, finance and Director's personal section are equipped with all modern equipments like computers with internet facility, printers (black & white as well as coloured), photocopier machines, colour xerox machines, lamination machine, poster printing machine, fax machine etc.