The Department owns a Dyversity 6 Imaging system from Syngene, which arrived in the Department in 2012. The machine is supported by a GeneTools analysis package server license. The Dyversity is currently located in the Gaston laboratory.
The Dyversity unit currently contains a UV transilluminator, white light converter plate, direct white light and chemiluminescence capability. It has the capacity to be upgraded to use fluorescent, IR and visible light modules. The unit’s main use is for western blot imaging and storage, but can also record Coomassie and silver stained protein gels, ethidium bromide stained nucleic acid gels and scan X-ray films.
The machine can output data in JPEG or TIFF formats for processing in Image J or similar packages. The data can also be saved in Syngene’s proprietary format which is compatible with the multi-user Gene Tools analysis package owned by the Department.
Our Gene Tools license is server managed from the GBox in the Lvl 5 centrifuge room. The license permits 4 copies of the software to be in operation at any one time, but an unlimited number of copies may be installed on machines around the Department. This software is directly compatible with both the Dyversity and the gel documentation G-Box in the Department and can import standard format images for analysis.
New users must register to use the Dyversity and be trained in its use. Data can be removed from the machine by email. The machine does not currently use a booking system. GeneTools can be installed on any machine by any user with Administrator privileges.
Dr J. Goodall x30139 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Bacon x30139 email@example.com