Microbiology & Molecular Biology Dry Laboratories

Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) on Summerland Key, Florida, offers Microbiology and Molecular Biology Dry Laboratories fully equipped with a variety of instruments, ample bench space, and laboratory assistance upon request.

The laboratory is designed for use by visiting scientists, educational groups, and in-house research at Mote. Lab equipment is well maintained and most commonly used items (such as glassware) are readily available. Visitors need only bring non-reusable items (consumables, chemicals, etc.). The lab includes bench space and cabinets, a refrigerator, a -20ºC freezer, two -80ºC freezers, a low-temperature drying oven, an autoclave, mechanical and electronic balances, a benchtop refrigerated centrifuge, vacuum pumps and a variety of microscopes (stereo and compound). A fume hood, a sterile PCR enclosure and incubators are available for microbiology. Deionized water is available, and a separate dry prep room provides space for weighing and mixing chemicals. The lab is also equipped with high-speed internet access at no additional charge for visitors, and a multi-port hub provides internet access for visitors traveling with laptops. Basic computers and a printer are also available for general use, web access and email.

Equipment available to visiting scientists and Mote staff:

  • qPCR machine (LightCycler® 480 System)
  • Microplate reader (Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode)
  • Microvolume UV-Vis spectrophotometer (NanoDrop™ One)
  • Lambda 365 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • Thermocyclers (Mastercycler® pro)
  • Gel electrophoresis system
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Centrifuge
  • Vacuum pressure pump
  • Orbital shaker(with or without incubator)
  • Water circulator
  • Table-top autoclave
  • Balances
  • Dissecting (stereo) microscopes
  • Compound microscopes
  • Incubator
  • Drying oven
  • Benchtop pH meter
  • Vortex
  • Hotplate/stir plates
  • -20°C freezer
  • -80°C freezer
  • 4°C refrigerator
  • PCR enclosure
  • Fume hood
  • Light sensor
  • Freeze dryer
  • 3D scanner
  • Ice maker
  • YSI meter
  • Liquid nitrogen dewar
  • Bench space (6 feet)
  • Assorted glassware

If interested in visiting the IC2R3 dry laboratories, please complete the Facilities Use Request Form.