Bindley Bioscience Center

Interdisciplinary Research

Technologies and expertise necessary for probing biological systems are aggregated into discrete research cores at Bindley Bioscience Center (BBC). These Cores are geared toward development of innovative methods and tools, organization of faculty expertise, and provision of unique state-of-art services to the research community. The overall functional integration of these different capabilities is designed to meet the scientific and technical challenges across bioscience disciplines and approaches. Working collaboratively with the academic units to support and coordinate the activities of these research cores, a host of BBC-affiliated Purdue researchers developed relevant core facilities, evaluated their capabilities, and acquired instrumentation and expertise that was not formerly available to Purdue researchers.

Core infrastructure and facilities are housed in the Bindley Bioscience Center building; however, many are distributed around other West Lafayette campus locations. The Research Cores are staffed by experienced investigators, many of whom will have appointments in the Research Professorial ranks. Core technologies and applications that support the research themes of the Bindley Bioscience Center are under continual development. At present they include:


Biomolecular Technologies

Access to the Research Cores of the Bindley Bioscience Center is available to researchers whose projects require biomolecular analyses. The Cores are integrated and accessible at any level of involvement that is appropriate, from research collaborations to fee-for-service analyses. State-of-the-art instrumentation is available for proteomic, metabolomic, and genomic analyses. For more information-CLICK HERE



Opportunities to advance bioscience research with technology development at the atomic and molecular scale are increasingly recognized, particularly in pursuit of new diagnostics and therapeutics. This core takes advantage of Purdue strengths in micro and nano-scale engineering and the capacity of remarkable new Birck Nanotechnology Center to focus on nanomedicine. Approaches range from microfluidic 'lab-on-a-chip' detection systems to biosensor development and application to biopolymers for nanofabrication and detection schemes to innovative optic/photonic methods for biomarker discovery and characterization. For more information-CLICK HERE


Computational Life Sciences & Informatics

Infrastructure and informatics tool development for ultrasensitive and high throughput analysis of complex biological mixtures is achieved with active leveraging of the substantial resources in this area at Purdue and Discovery Park. Unique solutions in development include vendor-independent data formats from analytical instruments and active interfacing to instrumentation for real-time control of instrument data acquisition. For more information-CLICK HERE


Cytomics & Imaging

Cytomics aims to position proteomic and genomic information in the cellular context (the cytome). A major goal of this core is provide the links from molecules to function at the cellular level. Approaches include novel multispectral cellular and subcellular imaging techniques and instrumentation and algorithm development to improve sensitivity and throughput of cytometric and imaging techniques. Innovative methods for correlation of cytomics / imaging data with proteomic / metabolomic data are also in development. For more information-CLICK HERE

About Bindley

Interdisciplinary life sciences and engineering researchers collaborate to explore new technologies and scientific knowledge that impact the broad boundaries of plant, animal, and human diseases.


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Bindley Bioscience Center
1203 W. State Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057