The Computer Aided Molecular Design Core Facility aims to provide a full range of computational support, from atomistic modeling to assistance in proposal writing, for drug discovery and related areas to all groups on campus.
This center maintains, under tightly controlled conditions, the laboratory animals critical to University research projects in the life sciences.
The Notre Dame Genomics Core Facility opened in 2008 to provide high-quality equipment and support for genomics experimentation. Utilizing the latest equipment, the facility offers traditional Sanger sequencing and DNA fragment analysis (microsatellite and AFLP genotyping), Affymetrix and NimbleGen microarray services, as well as high throughput next generation sequencing services. The facility works closely with the Bioinformatics Core Facility based in the College of Engineering, which offers researchers data analysis and management, custom development, and access to computing resources.
The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) is based in South Bend’s St. Patrick’s County Park. It hosts two replicated watersheds that each contain a linked stream, pond, and wetland that can be manipulated to test ecological hypotheses.
In addition to the aquatic resources, ND-LEEF has several shallow-groundwater monitoring wells. There are also several acres available for terrestrial research and a large gravel lay-down area for mesocosm experiments. A newly constructed pavilion offers an ideal venue for education and outreach programs.
ND-LEEF is available to Notre Dame researchers, other academic institutions, and industry.
This is one of only three medium-scale accelerator laboratories in the United States funded by the National Science Foundation to perform basic research in a wide spectrum of areas that overlap with most of the highest-priority scientific objectives in modern nuclear physics.
This facility plays a critical role in the structural biology, biosynthetic chemistry, and transgenic research carried out at the University.
The Mass Spectrometry Facility provides modern instrumentation and expertise for mass spectrometric analysis, a key tool in the analysis of large molecules supporting research in organic, inorganic, and environmental chemistry as well as biochemistry at Notre Dame.
The Molecular Structure Facility houses three single crystal and one powder diffractometer. This allows researchers rapid and timely access to a fundamental analysis of new compounds synthesized in their laboratories. In addition two high-magnification microscopes are available for optical examination of samples.
The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) is a state-of-the-art research core that will make available to the Notre Dame science and engineering community an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable the expert users to attack the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, the resident professional staff (technicians and research specialists), guiding the non-expert users and allowing them to conduct experiments that were previously beyond their limits. The Optical Microscopy Core, part of NDIIF, is located in the basement of Galvin Life Sciences in suite 007.
The Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory is the premier research laboratory in the United States for radiation chemistry, the study of chemical reactions induced by ionizing radiation.
Surface Analysis Facility
The Surface Analysis Facility of the University of Notre Dame houses a Kratos XSAM multi technique electron spectrometer. The instrument has been recently upgraded with a new Multi-channel detection system which replaces much of the instruments original electronics as well as the data system.
Created in 1995, the Zebrafish Facility provides a tool for both basic research and teaching in vertebrate genetics and developmental biology.
When completed, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) will be the largest telescope in the world on a single mount. The LBT Project is managed and funded by an international consortium from Arizona, Italy, Germany, Research Corporation, University of Notre Dame, and The Ohio State University.