Research Facilities

IIT Gandhinagar follows an open lab concept where all the research facilities are accessible to all the users within institute. Some of the research facilities present available to the department are listed below.

The instruments available in the Central Instrumentation Facility can be seen here.

Cell Culture Facility

  • 2 BSL1 (Biosafety level 1) cell culture facilities for mammalian cell culture

  • 2 BSL2 facilities dedicated for lentiviral based transfection and stem cells and tissue engineering laboratories.

  • State-of-the-art incubators with CO2 supply, cell cabinets, liquid nitrogen storage and epifluorescence microscope in the cell culture facilities.

  • A mini-bank of different cells from body tissues like neuronal stem cells, cells from epithelia, kidney, liver, muscles, fibroblasts and human mesenchymal stem cells.

Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Facility

The facility is home to Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI TOF/TOF MS), peptide synthesis related equipment such as Analytical cum Preparative HPLC, Fume hoods, Microwave based peptide synthesizer, Lyophilizer, Manual SPPS set-up and inverted fluorescence microscope.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Facilities

The facility is equipped with ultracentrifuge, gradient thermocycler, gel documentation system, Real-Time thermocycler, nano-spectrophotometer, UV-vis spectrophotometer,  multimode microplate reader and Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system with various columns.

Crystallography Facility

The crystallography facility includes crystallization incubator, Stereo-microscope and Single crystal X-ray Diffractometer.

Medical Ultrasound Facility

The facility has ultrasound imaging and therapy transducers, hydrophones, pulser-receiver systems, waveform generators, oscilloscopes, tissue-mimicking phantoms, fume hood, programmable research ultrasound system and impedance-based particle size analyzer

Microscopy Facility

The facilities include Atomic Force Microscope, Confocal Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Inverted Microscope

High Performance Computing Facility

IIT Gandhinagar has a dedicated High Performance Computing facility with three Clusters and a soon to be launched supercomputing facility under National Supercomputing Mission. Further details can be obtained here.