Crystallisation Robotics

Formulatrix Liquid Handler

The robotics section of the SBF houses a number of generic and specialty liquid handlers. Each robot is available to be booked after users are inducted and trained.

We have the capability to set-up crystal-trays at either 21˚C and at 4˚C.

Our facility currently houses the following robots:

Hamilton Starlet

Formulatrix NT8 (two instruments, one at 21˚C and one at 4˚C)

Art Robbins Crystal Phoenix

Formulatrix Rock Imager 54

We also have a UV plate imager allowing the imaging of crystal trays under UV light (enables the detection on Trp fluoresence and can help in determining if crystals are comprised of protein).

The Facility currently offers 10 standard crystallisation screens made from commercial screens. Please contact Kate to find out what screens are currently in use.

The facility also has a range of additive and heavy atom screens for crystal optimisation and phasing.