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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry I

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All research groups use this laboratory for the analysis, using different approaches and methodologies, of plants, insects, soil and water samples.

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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory unibz

Research Focus

Analysis of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in liquid samples to trace the water cycle in ecosystems. A microwave digestion system permits the acid mineralization of different matrices and their elemental concentration is then determined by Inductively-Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy. Chemical ecology: Electroantennography is used to record electrical potentials from insect antennae, . These potentials provide information about olfactory perception in insects.

Main Instrumentation

The lab contains several instruments for research performed in the lab:

  • pH meter
  • Microtome
  • Two chemical hoods
  • A Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) microwave digestion system
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Picarro Isotope analyser
  • Microscope
  • GC-EAD coupled with an electroantennogram apparatus
  • GC-MS with Gerstel autosampler MPS 2XL


 

Location

Room E0.12

Head of the Laboratory

Youry Pii

Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry II

All research groups use this laboratory for the analysis of plants, soil and microbial samples to determine and characterize, by chemical, physiological, biochemical and biomolecular approaches, all the variables involved due to biotic and abiotic stresses. 

Research Focus

Characterization of physiological, chemical, molecular and biochemical responses of crops to biotic and abiotic stresses.
Evaluation of the nutraceutical features of agricultural products. Qualitative and quantitative HPLC analysis of plant molecules and HTC byproducts. Soil-plant-rhizosphere microbiome profiling. Analysis of genetic and molecular pathways controlling agricultural traits and environmental adaptation in model plant species. Genetic characterization of insect species and their microbial community

Main Instrumentation

The lab contains several instruments for research performed in the lab:

  • Two HPLC systems, one equipped with PDA and QDA detectors and the other with fluorescence detector
  • pH meter
  • Total Organic Carbon analyzer
  • Two chemical hoods
  • PCR and Real-Time PCR Thermal cyclers


 

Location

Room E1.20

Head of the Laboratory

Tanja Mimmo

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