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Institute of Environmental Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Director:
Prof. Sharoni Shafir
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489401
Fax: +972-(0)8-9489842
sharoni.shafir@mail.huji.ac.il

Administrator:
Michal Goldberg
Phone: 08-9489340 
Email: michalgo@savion.huji.ac.il

The center participates in purchasing scientific equipment that is available for use by center members.
The following instruments have been purchased so far:

 

Accelerated Solvent Extraction 350 (ASE 350)

The ASE 350 is used for extracting organic compounds from solid samples using solvents at elevated temperatures and pressures. Allows quick and accurate analysis of compounds found at low concentration in matrixes that are often difficult to detect. The ASE 350 is being used intensively for the extraction of pharmaceutical compounds from soil, plant organs, manure and insects.

Department of Soil and Water Sciences 
Contact Person: Moshe Shenker

Accelerated Solvent Extraction 350

 

Agilent 1220 Infinity Gradient LC System

An integrated LC system for conventional LC and UHPLC 
Department of Soil and Water Sciences 
Contact Person: Benny Chefetz

Agilent 1220 Infinity Gradient LC System

 

Sartorius Cubis® Micro Balance

The ultra-micro balance allows accurate measurements of objects weighing between 1 microgram and 6 grams. It allows weighing individual minute insects, such as parasitic wasps (mean weight ca 24 micrograms), flies, bees and aphids; measurement of food consumption by insects, quantifying changes in dry weight of various materials such as rearing media; and more.

Department of Entomology 
Contact Person: Moshe Coll

Sartorius Cubis Micro Balance

SP Scientific Benchtop Freeze Dryer (Lyophilizer)

The SP Scientific benchtop freeze dryer (lyophilizer) is for freeze-drying samples in aqueous solution (not suitable for non-aqueous solvents). It is suitable for concentrating proteins/metabolites from cultures or environmental samples as well as freeze drying plant and microbial material. Capacity of up to 3 liters.

The instrument is set up in the Eisenberg building (Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology).

Contact Person: Instructions for running the equipment and coordination of use, Ms. Galya Kayam (89315).

Lyophilizer