Facilities

The work in ARCII is conducted using state-of-the-art methods and equipment. In the center there is a clear focus on development of methods at the forefront of this research field. Within the participating labs we have modern facilities for all commonly used methods including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, Luminex, RT-qPCR etc. As an integrated part of ARCII, the Faculty FACS core facility is actively involved in several of our projects, and the center has prioritized development of specific flow-based methods, including PhosFlow.

The work on class 3 pathogens (notably HIV-1) is currently performed in the BSL3 laboratory of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Skejby Hospital. A top-modern BSL3 laboratory is under construction in the new Biomedicin Research Facilities at Aarhus University, which will allow further expansion of the work on highly pathogenic microorganisms.

The animal work is performed in the Health Faculty Animal facility. We have expertise on a series of advanced animal infection models and interact closely with the animal facility staff. For advanced experimental procedures, we collaborate with the facility Veterinarian and have access to pathologist expertise to evaluate disease progression etc.

A major focus of ARCII is the study of how viruses are recognized at a molecular level. Center for Structural Biology (CSB), provide state of the art technology for studying  structure and function of viral recognition. This include robotics for crystallization, state of the art protein production facilities, in solution studies of protein-protein and protein-RNA/DNA complexes via Microscale thermophoresis and Small Angle Xray scattering (SAXS).