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Facilities

The DISAT hosts a wide range of laboratories used for teaching and research in the fields of chemistry, biology, geology, and environmental sciences.

Biology

  • Plant Biology and Ecology
  • Biosafety Level 2 (BL2)
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • DNA Sequencing

Chemistry

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chemometrics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Physical Chemistry
  • Molecular Modeling

Earth Sciences

Eurocold

A large laboratory with "polar" temperatures. EuroCold Laboratory (European Cold Laboratory Facilities) is one of the largest and most modern "cold" laboratories with controlled atmosphere. It is equipped to reach temperatures as low as -50°C in its rooms for the preservation and study of ice cores coming from the most important sites of international climate research: from Antarctica to Greenland and the Alps.

Currently, EuroCold's cold rooms preserve over 3,000 linear meters of ice cores, cylinders with diameters of 8-10 centimeters and lengths up to 3 meters. The ice cores are extracted from special drilling machines from glaciers worldwide, in a sequence from top to bottom, towards the depths of the glacier.

GEMMA (Geo-Environmental Measuring and Monitoring from multiple plAtforms)

GEMMA (Geo-Environmental Measuring and Monitoring from multiple plAtforms) is a scientific, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary infrastructure that carries out activities for monitoring and understanding a series of geo-environmental parameters and processes through remote observations, fieldwork, and physical models.

Interdipartimental Microscopy Platform

The Microscopy Platform of the University of Milano-Bicocca is an interdepartmental center that brings together various services of optical and electron microscopy under one structure. Established in 2017 by the Departments of Biotechnology and Biosciences, Physics, Environmental and Earth Sciences, and Materials Science, the Platform aims to meet the growing needs for the characterization of materials and biological tissues at the submicroscopic scale.

Director: Prof. Giancarlo Capitani