High Throughput Robotics

Our three Hamilton Star robotic platforms (with sterile capabilities) provide automated sample preparation and experimentation capabilities:

  • Generation of metabolite-sensitive aptamers through SELEX
  • Thermodynamic characterisation of biomolecular interactions
  • Automated PCR setup and procedure
  • DNA cleanup and manipulations
  • 96-format colony picking
  • Reaction setup and monitoring
  • Protein extraction and purification
  • Sample SPE/SLE clean up prior to MS analysis
  • Sterile media dispensing and barcoded sample management
  • Tecan Freedom EVO 200 platform for automated SELEX
  • MicroCal Auto-ITC200


Dr Mark Dunstan (Mark.Dunstan@manchester.ac.uk)