Isolation and characterisation of microorganisms
The microbiological laboratory is equipped for isolation and cultivation of microbes from environmental samples of different origin. Sterility of the laboratories is assured by the use of proper laminar flow cabinets of the first and second biosafety class (FlowFAST, SafeFAST; Faster) and one-direction flow of materials assured by sections of different volume autoclaves (Priorclave). Our facilities allow cultures in controlled conditions, such as temperature or gas composition (classic and CO2 incubators). Furthermore, work involving psychrophilic organisms is possible, as incubators supporting sub-ambient temperatures are available on site (IPP55 Plus, Memmert). With the advanced analytical equipment present at WCAT, characterization of the obtained isolates can be performed by a broad range of techniques.