Infrastructure

Automatic Cell Profiling Laboratory

Left: Our automated cell profiling lab with a high-content microscope (ImageXpress XLS), a liquid handler robot (BioMek 4000), a plate incubator (Liconic STX44), plate hotel (Ambient), and a plate robot (PreciseFlex PF400) for automatic plate handling.
Right: Our open source cell profiling lab is where we focus all future development. It consists of a plate robot (Universal Robots UR10e), microplate washer (Biotek 405 LS) microplate dispenser (Biotek MultiFlo FX) and a liquid handling robot (OpenTrons OT-2).

Apart from the robotized equipment, we have access to a fully equipped cell- and biochemistry lab and a wide range of relevant cell lines.

IT-infrastructure

Computational equipment includes a networked storage system (240 TB), two local servers (20+24 cores, 160+160 GB RAM), and a local GPU cluster (10 Nvidia graphics cards) to run demanding Deep Learning analysis. We run an OpenStack instance for external services. We run an internal Kubernetes cluster for processing, also connected to the GPU cluster. Our entire virtual infrastructure is defined using Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and deployed via KubeNow, Rancher, Helm, and Ansible.