High-Tech Laboratories

High-Tech Laboratories

We believe that in order to make the best research activity, students and researchers must be provided with the best and high-tech equipment. MaRHE Center is proud to be acknowledged as one of the most up-to-dated center in the whole Indian Ocean area.

Fully equipped laboratories include modern technical appliances: bench space and cabinets, fume hood, sterile hood, refrigerator, freezer, immersion cooler -80°C, thermostatic bath, micro-oven forced air, benchtop centrifuge, vacuum pumps, a variety of stereo and compound microscopes. Deionized water is available and a separate chemical prep room provides space for weighing and mixing chemicals.

The molecular ecology lab is equipped with Eppendorf PCR machines and micro centrifuge, vortexer, heating plate, micropipette sets, -20º freezer, tissue and sample preparation appliances.

A separate imaging lab provides adequate space for microscopy, where a variety of compound and dissecting scopes are available for group use, Leica EZ4, several Zeiss Stemi DV4 and Olympus SZ61TR.

The structure is equipped with field sampling instruments: 20-50 m metric lines, diving slates, hammers and chisels, PVC quadrats (1X1), GPS devices, temperature/light data loggers (HOBO pendant Onset), sieve set.

A library with books on ecology and marine zoology is available at the Center.