BIOMEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY (BIPL)
The Biomedical Image Processing Laboratory (BIPL) is primarily
a self-service facility housed within the Department of Cell Biology
and Neuroanatomy (CBN) in the Medical School that provides researchers
with direct access to contemporary digital imaging technology in
the form of equipment and workstations not easily obtained by individual
laboratories. Within a centralized location, BIPL provides high
quality and high resolution image acquisition, image analysis,
and hard copy. The facility also provides training on equipment
and on software applications; as well as 35mm slide, photographic,
graphic design (web pages, posters, cover photographs), and scientific
services to the University community and outside agencies.
CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENTIFIC DATABASES
The Medical School and the Department of Computer Science are
building a collaborative distributed, multi-modal database of raw
experimental data and derived results to serve neuroscientists
around the world.
LABORATORY FOR COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (LCS&E)
Researchers from our Department use the Silicon Graphics workstations
and multiprocessor servers at LCS&E for 3-D visualization of
data and simulation of neuronal function.
THE MINNESOTA SUPERCOMPUTER INSTITUTE (MSI)
This facility provides access to state-of-the-art supercomputers
manufactured in Minnesota by Cray Research, Control Data Corporation,
and ETA Systems. High-speed links to this system enhance the computational
power available for creating molecular models and handling large
data bases. MSI provides valuable supercomputer and workstation
access to our researchers.
ADDICTIVE DISEASE RESEARCH AT MINNESOTA (ADRAM)
An interdisciplinary program aimed at studying the serious healthcare
problem of addictive disease.
THE MICROCHEMICAL FACILITY OF THE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN GENETICS
This facility provides automated instrumentation and expertise
to perform a number of tasks indispensable to modern research with
biological macromolecules. These tasks include analysis of amino
acid composition of proteins, DNA sequencing of novel genes, and
the synthesis of peptides and oligonucleotides.