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Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University

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  • State-of-art research instruments
   

Division of Environmental Dynamics

High-Performance Computer (HPC) system

HPC is a computer that has many CPU cores more than 100 for calculating the numerical models such as ocean general circulation model, ecosystem-biogeochemical model or regional climate model.

   

Division of Environmental Dynamics

Mooring Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) system

This is a mooring ADCP system at the bottom of ocean. ADCP is an acoustic current meter that measures water current velocities from the surface to the bottom within the water column using the Doppler effect of sound waves scattered back from the suspended particles.

   

Division of Environmental Dynamics

Germanium gamma-ray detector

Germanium detector equipped with a multichannel analyzer can measure radioactivity of a variety of radionuclide. It is used for age determination of sediment layers by usingg Pb-210h method.

 

Division of Environmental Dynamics

Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV)

ROV is a remote control underwater vehicle that captures not only the optical image but also the acoustic image using the 2D imaging sonar under the low transparency conditions, and it can take the underwater samples such as the seaweed using the manipulator.

   

Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography with Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (GC~GC-TOF MS)

GC~GC-TOF MS delivers high sensitivity and selectivity with the added value of accurate mass and high resolution information for structural confirmation of target, non-target or unknown compounds.

   

Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS)

LC-MS/MS is a powerful tool for the analysis of environmental pollutants including instability and polar contaminants at trace levels.

   

Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)

ICP-MS is capable of detecting trace element at concentrations as ppt levels on non-interfered low-background isotopes. ICP-MS is achieved by ionizing the sample with inductively coupled plasma and then using a mass spectrometer to separate and quantify those ions.

   

Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time of Flight Tandem Mass Spectrometer (MALDI-TOF/TOF)

The matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight tandem mass spectrometry is a device to identify unknown proteins sensitively and thoroughly. This device enables to assess the effect of chemicals on the expression profile of proteins.

 

Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor (SPR)

The surface plasmon resonance sensor is to analyze the kinetic interaction of unlabeled bimolecules such as DNA and proteins in realtime. This device enables to detect the binding of chemicals to proteins and the effect of chemicals on the protein-protein interaction.

   

Division of Environmental Biosciences

Ion Trap Liquid Chromatography with tandem Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS)

Destiny of protein in the ocean ecosystem is unknown so far. This LC-MS/MS can be used for comprehensive analysis of protein and peptide molecules contained in seawater.

   

Division of Environmental Biosciences

Elementary Analyzer/Isotope-Ratio Mass Spectrometer (EA/IRMS)

This MS is specialized for measuring the relative abundance of isotopes of C, N, H, O in samples such as animal and plant tissues, and environmental water. The stable isotope-ratio analysis of C and N is a standard method for ecological studies on ecosystem structure and material flow, and that of H and O is for water cycle in watershed ecosystems.

   

Division of Environmental Biosciences

Clean room for tissue and cell culture

Virus and parasite research needs in vitro tissue and cell cultures under clean air condition. This room is controlled in air temperature and germ free condition.



Ehime Univercity

Center for Marine Environmental Studies


2-5 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577, Japan


Tel: +81-89-927-8164
Fax: +81-89-927-8167
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