Glycoarray and assay technology platform
Infrastructure for production of carbohydrate arrays is established at the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology. The arrays are used primarily for:
- HTP screening of carbohydrate-binding ligands including antibodies, carbohydrate binding modules and other proteins
Mapping of glycan populations in complex systems, or across mutant populations etc.
The platform currently consists of two microarray robots and associated equipment and can also be used for glycoprotein and protein arrays.
A platform for HTP robotic screening of biomass is built up at Forest & Landscape. The platform is used for screening specific properties in plant and crop populations and consists of:
- Automatized sampling, grinding and weighing
- Micro scale pretreatment
- Saccharification assays to identify low and high recalcitrance biomass
The platform can be expanded to include HTP screening of biopolymer structures.
Contact: Professor William Willats.