Thanks to the activities undertaken in recent years, the University of Lodz has become the significant partner in the national and international range. Conducted research by great scientific and research staff takes the advantage of the excellent lab equipment of the UŁ Research Centers. The research carried out at University of Lodz within the frame of various national or EU Research Programmes contributes significantly to the modernization of the existing equipment.
In recent years, the infrastructure of the University of Lodz was enlarged by:
Biobank Laboratory of the University of Lodz – which was created to collect biological material of human origin and related clinical and survey data. It has samples from the population (the unique one in Poland, a population of 10,000 represented by the Polish population) and clinical samples (e.g. breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, endometriosis). Biobank Lab uses the modern tools in genetics such as microarrays, next-generation sequencing (NGS) – full-grain, bacterial, bacteriophage and anthropological DNA samples from fossil material.
To know more visit website: http://www.biobank.uni.lodz.pl/index.php/en/
Omicron MultiprobeP – the research system operating in an ultra-high vacuum environment. The system consists of surface-sensitive testing techniques such as: STM / AFM, XPS, AES, UPS LEED. The system enables complementary research on the morphology and properties of electronic functional materials as well as semiconductor and metallic crystals.
Laboratory of Spectrometry and Thermoluminescence Dating
The Laboratory of Spectrometry and Thermoluminescence Dating was created in response to the needs for specialized analyses in archaeology, in particular dating of artefacts and objects made of baked clay, which significantly objectifies the scientific process. Currently, the activities of the Laboratory focus on the systematic increase in the precision of TL dating, the implementation of archaeological and architectural research using the TL method to demonstrate its effectiveness in the reconstruction of historical changes, and the introduction of TL / OSL dating to conservation-restoration practice as the basic method of dating brick buildings.
Laboratory of Computer and Analytical Techniques
The Laboratory of Computer and Analytical Techniques performs analysis of metals using atomic absorption spectrometry and specialized software for molecular modeling and 3D visualization. The Laboratory of Electron Microscopy enables performing cytological and ultrastructural analysis of the effect of various physical and chemical factors on biological material.
Faculty of Biology and Environmental Science
At the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Science the facilities include a unique set of optical equipment for phase-contrast microscopy, fluorescence, confocal and scanning microscopy, apparatus and equipment for the amplification of genetic material, thermocyclers, electrophoresis apparatus, including capillary electrophoresis systems for DNA, RNA and proteins, a multi-function microplate reader as well as specialized grinders and homogenizers.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) plays a key role in policy-making on Research Infrastructures in Europe.
It is composed of national delegates nominated by research ministers of EU countries and countries associated with Horizon 2020. CLARIN ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, European Research Infrastructure Consortium) is a pan-European research infrastructure, part of the European Roadmap for Scientific Infrastructure (ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures). CLARIN infrastructure is a network of centers whose tasks are:
- to construct basic technology and services necessary for network operation – type A;
- to provide users with tools and resources related to natural language processing – type B;
- to share resources description (metadata) – type C;
- to support users and provide access to knowledge and experts – type K.
The ESFRI (CLARIN-ERIC)is coordinated at the Faculty of Philology by PhD Piotr Pęzik.