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Analytical equipment

General laboratory equipment

  • Moisture analyser
  • Soxtec™ extraction unit with SoxCap™ hydrolysis unit
  • Kjeldahl digestion unit and Kjeltec™ distillation unit
  • Ultra turax homogeniser
  • Freeze drying unit
  • Vacuum centrifuge
  • Spectrophotometer
  • pH-meter
  • Fully automised titration unit
  • Centrifuges
  • Vortexers
  • Analytical balances
  • Shaking water bath
  • Ultrasonic waer bath


Fundamental understanding of proteins

  • Lab-on-a-chip Bio-analyser
  • SDS page gel electrophoresis

Analytical chemisty

Determination of carbohydrates (sugars, FODMAPs), organic acids, antifungal compounds

  • Probe sonicator (for extractions)
  • Agilent - HPLC-RID/DAD
  • Thermo Scientific - UPLC-DAD
  • Thermo Scientific - UPLC-DAD/FLD
  • Thermo Scientific - IC-HPAEC-PAD

Microbiological equipment

Our research facilities are also equipped with machines/techniques to characterise different microorganisms.

  • Microtiter plate reader
  • Microbiological saftety cabinate
  • Autoclave
  • incubators
  • Fully automated bioreactors
  • Stomacher



Imaging methods for the evaluation of the ultrastructure of raw materias and different food matrices play an important role in the fundamental understanding of food.

Following micrsocopy techniques are used:

  • Light microscope
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope (CLSM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Cereal and Beverage Science Research Group

School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, College Road, Cork Ireland