There are many different facilities and services at the department – perhaps also some that you are unaware of. Look through the infrastructure pages and contact the person responsible if you would like to use a field station, lab or equipment, or need assistance in any other way.
In connection with the launch of our new website, we have moved all bigger infrastructures to Lund University's research portal.
In the 3D Lab, we deal with different technologies for quantifying, analysing and visualising 3D complex phenotypes of both extant and extinct (fossils) organisms. Our focus is on applications in the field of ecology, evolution and palaeontology. However, our technology can be used in a broader range of applications such as medicine, anthropology, archaeology, geology, cultural heritage, engineering and design.
We offer services for DNA and cDNA (RNA-Seq) sequencing. Our unit has instruments and resources for traditional Sanger Sequencing (ABI 3500) but also for the so-called Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) based on the Illumina MiSeq platform. We also offer expertise, consultation, and discussion around the design of experiments, the construction of sequencing libraries as well as support in data processing and bioinformatic strategies.
We monitor the development of new technologies and devices for the commercial market and identifies components that might be interesting for research in biology. We have facilities to develop prototypes and to modify or develop equipment suitable for different research projects. The main areas of activity are sensor systems, radio tracking, radar technology, GPS, signal processing, energy harvesting and optical tracking methods.
Stensoffa field station is situated 17 km east of Lund in the military training area Revingehed. The station is used as a base station for biological fieldwork in the nearby surroundings and for smaller indoor laboratory work or outdoor experiments at the station itself. The station is primarily used by researchers from the Department of Biology, but also by visiting researchers from other Swedish universities and from universities abroad. Outside of the field season (April to Sept), Stensoffa can be used for teaching, workshops, and meetings.
The department had a couple of big greenhouses. The greenhouse has automatic watering and computer-controlled atmospheric humidity, temperature (10–23° C; regulated by hot water) and brightness (regulated by protective fabric). Fully 20% of the greenhouse area is a cold house that stands temperatures below zero after the water pipes are emptied. Outside we have cultivation benches, supplementary spaces, a tool shed and a shelter with a roof.
Lund Protein Production Platform, LP3, is a cross-faculty facility for protein production, purification and crystallisation, primarily directed at academic research groups based at Lund University. The staff cover the whole process chain from protein production to solving and refining protein structures.
The Lund Wind Tunnel is a low-speed low-turbulence wind tunnel specifically designed for studying bird flight, although we also study bat flight and insect flight. Some of the special features of the wind tunnel are that there is an opening between the test section and the bellmouth, so we can have quick and easy access to the flying animal.
The Department of Biology has three electron microscopes and one confocal microscopy at our microscope facility. The primary use of confocal microscopy is optical sectioning of different types of specimens, with the capacity of simultaneous detection of multiple fluorescent markers. You can also use confocal microscopy to visualise surfaces. With electron microscopy, you look either at sections or surfaces in high-resolution.
The National Research Infrastructure Sweden is providing bioinformatics support to life science researchers in Sweden.
Johanna Bjarney Jonsdottir
Telephone: +46 46 222 73 15
E-mail: Johanna_Bjarney [dot] Jonsdottir [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Johanna_Bjarney.Jonsdottir)
Malfunctions related to buildings
During office hours, staff located in the Biology building should report errors to Lars Fredriksson at +46 46 222 94 74. Staff in the Ecology building should report errors to Carl Sjökvist at +46 46 222 38 03.
For emergencies during non-office hours, call the Akademiska hus helpline at +46 46 31 13 10.
Booking of projectors
Department of Biology
Telephone: +46 46 222 38 09
Email: Jan [dot] Johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Booking of buses
Telephone: +46 46 222 73 18
Email: Violeta [dot] Kaleskovska [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
You may borrow the department’s bicycle during the day. It is parked in the bicycle rack under the pedestrian bridge at the left entrance of the Ecology building. Reserve the bicycle by contacting Cecilia Thomasson (+46 46 222 93 17) or Carl Sjökvist (+46 46 222 38 03).