This digital imaging station comprises two image acquisition units, the GeneGnome and the GeneGenius (which is no longer used for gel imaging, see G-BOX EF units above), that are connected to a central PC workstation. The GeneGnome is equipped with a 16-bit CCD digital camera and has been optimized for acquiring images of blotted macromolecules that have been stained with a chemiluminescent dye. The GeneGenius contains an 8-bit CCD camera, a UV-transilluminator providing UV light with a wavelength of 302 nm, an overhead UV lamp which can be set to 254 nm or 365 nm and a Dark Reader which uses a visible light source to excite fluorophores from 420 nm to 500 nm. The GeneGenius can be used to capture the images of a variety of stained samples, such as UV-fluorescent or GFP-labelled samples, Coomassie or silver-stained protein gels and ELISA-stained western blots. The GeneGenius is also capable of performing colony counting on a variety of solid substrates and can distinguish between colonies with different colors. In addition, using the white-light converter, images of X-ray films can be acquired. The imaging station has a powerful and user-friendly image acquisition and analysis software package that can be used for quantifying samples on the digital images.
Location: GE S101