Penn Center for AIDS Research

Viral / Molecular Core Virology Services

Core Services Main Page | Virology | Molecular | Sequencing | SGA Services | Intergrated vDNA | Other



Core Service Contact:
Farida Shaheen, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Viral and Molecular Core
Tel: 215-898-5180
Fax: 215-573-4446


Plate Fluorimetry, Luminometry and Continuous Absorbance Spectophotometer

The Viral/Molecular Core now offers access to a multi-purpose Synergy HT multimode microplate reader that can determine fluorescence, luminescence or absorbance.

This instrument is capable of reading any plate format up to 384-well plates! Shaking and temperature control are also available. The analytic software utilized is BioTek Gen5™ Data Analysis Software on a PC.

  • Fluorimetry
  • Luminescence
  • Absorbance (Note that this instrument offers continuous wavelength selection from 200-999 nm, enabling reading at any wavelength rather than pre-set filter sets)

Please contact Farida or Steven if you are interested in using this instrument for fluorescence, luminescence or absorbance measurements.

Farida Shaheen

Steven Bryan