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Seahorse XFe96 + Cytation 1 cell imaging reader

The Agilent Seahorse XFe96 technology allows to study simultaneously glycolytic and mitochondrial activity in live cells, in a 96-well plate format. By serial injection of up to four compounds that can interfere with either pathway or affect the cellular state, a systems-level view of cellular metabolic function can be obtained. We combined the Seahorse analyzer with a BioTek Cytation Cell imaging multi-mode reader ensuring automatic normalization of data.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ates (Gamze.Ates@vub.be)

 

Western Blotting platform

For more information, please contact Olaya Lara (Olaya.Lara@vub.be)

 

Mouse behavioural testing

Barnes maze, Y-maze and cross-maze: Used to evaluate cognitive function

Elevated plus maze (EPM) and an open field test (OFT): Used to evaluate anxiety-like behaviour

Forced swim (FST) and tail suspension test (TST): Used to evaluate depressive-like behaviour

Three-chamber test: Used to evaluate social interaction

Open field test: Used to evaluate motor function

 

For more information, please contact Laura de Pauw (ldepauw1@vub.be)