BSL-2 Laboratory

The laboratory consists of 4 different subunits: bacterial, viral, biofilm, and molecular research units.

In the bacterial research unit, biosafety level 2 cabinets and real-time culture monitoring cabinets, live-cell imaging system, automated dilution instrument, spectrophotometer, incubators, and microscopic imaging systems are available. This infrastructure enables in vitro studies on antimicrobial resistance, evolutionary biology, bacterial virulence, as well as studies on disease pathogenesis on C.elegans models.

In the viral research unit, infrastructure allows the studies with bio-risk group 2 viral pathogens, antiviral drug research in 2D and 3D cell cultures, immunopathogenesis studies especially on T cell and B cell response, and aerosol transmission dynamics.

In the Biofilm unit, biofilm reactors enable dynamic biofilm model studies. In addition, capillary systems that allow fluid biofilm modeling are available in this unit.

In the molecular research unit, there are amplification systems, sequencing systems, imaging systems, and western blot systems for genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic research, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis system is used in bacterial epidemiological studies and outbreak analysis.