The Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics Join Forces to Purchase a New FPLC.
Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) is the latest technology used in the pharmaceutical industry to separate or purify proteins and other macromolecules from complex mixtures quickly and reproducibly on a large scale. The technology uses pumps to force solvents through a variety of resins which can separate proteins by size, charge, or affinity.  The system also uses a UV-Vis diode array detector to determine when biomolecules elute from the column.  The instrument was jointly purchased by the two departments to support interdisciplinary upper level laboratory instruction in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as undergraduate research in the laboratories of Drs. Feske (chemistry), Mateer (biology) and Weiland (chemistry).