en-gbel grezp@aua.gr   +30 210 529 4426
en-gbel grezp@aua.gr   +30 210 529 4426

Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology & Feeding

Infrastructures

Stereoscopy Room

  • 20 optical stereoscopes

  • Projection system connected to microscope

  • 1 PC and 1 projector

Feed Analysis Room

  • Working benches with sinks

  • Laboratory glassware washer

  • 4 drying ovens

  • 8 fume cupboards, Class A.

  • 2 near infrared reflectance spectroscopy systems (NIRSystems Inc. and Foss)

  • 1 in-vitro digestibility instrument (DAISY II-220)

  • 2 instruments for the determination of crude fiber, NDF and ADF (ΑΝΚΟΜ 220)

  • 1 instrument for the determination of ether extracts (Soxhtec Avanti, Foss-Tecator)

  • 2 instruments for the determination of crude protein (2300 Kjeltec Analyzer Unit και 8400 Kjeltec AutoAnalyzer unit, Foss-Tecator)

  • 2 heat blocks (digestors) for crude protein determination (DIGESTION SYSTEM 20115 Digestor 20 positions and Tecator 2006 Digestor 6 positions, Foss-Tecator)

  • 2 Heraeus muffle furnaces, of 15 samples each

  • 1 safety cabinet for reagents

  • 2 digital balances (precision 0,0001 g)

Calorimetry Room

  • 1 fully equipped adiabatic calorimeter (Parr 1655, Parr Instruments, US)

  • 3 high pressure oxygen cylinders (200 bar) and pressure control systems

  • 1 analogue balance (precision 1 g)

  • 1 sample pellet press

Microbiology and Molecular Analyses Room

  • 1 PCR (Life Technologies)

  • 1 microscope (Leica)

  • 1 laminar flow cabinet (Laminair, Telstar)

  • 1 deep freezer (-80οC) (Sanyo)

  • 1 cooling centrifuge (Ηeraeus)

  • 1 domestic refrigerator with freezer (Βosch)

  • 1 pH-meter (Jenway)

  • 1 stirrer (Velp)

  • 1 gel image analysis with UV (UVP)

  • 1 Vortex (Scientific Industries)

  • 2 incubators (Binder)

  • 1 freezer -30οC (Sanyo)

  • 1 freezer -30οC (Inventor)

  • 1 microplate reader (Awareness Technology)

  • 1 digital balance (precision 0,0001 g, Κern)

Biochemical Analyses Room

  • 1 fume cupboard, Class A

  • 1 high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) with UV detector (Hewlett-Packard 1100)

  • 1 gas chromatograph with FID (Perkin-Elmer autosystem XL)

  • 1 gas chromatograph with FID and autosampler carousel (Agilent 6890Ν)

  • 1 vacuum centrifuge for Eppendorf vials (Concentrator plus)

  • 1 wet sterilization oven (Autester ST Dry PV23)

  • 2 spectophotometers (UV-VIS, Unicam Helios-a and Thermo Scientific Genesys180)

  • 1 Elisa Awareness instrument (StatFax 2100)

  • 1 centrifuge Thermo (Thermo Scientific SL16R)

  • 1 centrifuge Heraeus (Biofuge primo R)

  • 1 safety cabinet for reagents

Training Room

  • 2 fume cupboards, Class A

  • 1 safety cabinet for reagents

  • Working benches with sinks

  • 1 spectophotometer

  • 3 digital balances (precision 0,001 g)

  • Various laboratory glassware

Organic Chemistry Unit

Α. Laboratory scale equipment:

  • Analytical instruments: UPLC/MS-MS, MPLC, HPLC, GC/MS, GC/FID, Microarray reader, UV-vis, Microplate scanner

  • Laboratory devices: MARS (Microwave Digestion-Extraction System), PCR, freeze drier, supersonic baths, centrifuges, vacuum rotary evaporators

Β. Pilot scale equipment:

  • Essential oil production system: i) classic with 150 Kg capacity (316 steel) and ii) microwave essential oil extraction system with 5 Kg capacity (borosilicate glass)

  • Industrial supersonic extractor with 25 Kg capacity (316 steel).

  • Industrial vacuum rotary evaporator with 25 L capacity (borosilicate glass)

  • Industrial vacuum solvent evaporator (316 steel)

  • Composting systems: Α) 2 closed type (capacity 10 m3 each), and Β) 4 open type (capacity 10 m3 each)

Animal Facilities

  • 1 fully equipped (automatic ventilation, cooling and lighting control) facility for 400 laying hens

  • 1 fully equipped (automatic ventilation, cooling and lighting control) facility for 400 broiler chickens

  • 1 fully equipped (automatic ventilation, cooling and lighting control) facility for 200 broiler chickens

  • 1 fully equipped (automatic ventilation, cooling and lighting control) facility for 192 growing-fattening rabbits

  • 1 fully equipped (automatic ventilation, cooling and lighting control) facility with 28 group pens for growing-fattening pigs (with additional 18 metabolic crates for piglets)

  • 3 small ruminant facilities

  • 1 storage room

  • 1 sampling room (blood, meat, digesta sampling) for small animals (poultry and rabbits)

  • 3 digital balances (precision 0,001 g)

  • 1 personnel room

  • 1 toilet with laundry room

  • 1 industrial scale incinerator for biological materials

Feed Manufacturing Unit

  • 1 feed storage room

  • 1 rotary mixer with a capacity of 50 kg/batch

  • 1 vertical mixer with a capacity of 150 kg/batch

  • 1 forage shredder

  • 1 hammer mill

  • 2 sampling small hammer mills

  • 1 pellet press with a capacity of 100 kg/h (LISTER, UK)

Laboratory Contact Info

 

Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology & Feeding

 

75 Iera Odos street, Votanikos
Athens, 118 55

 

+30 210 529 4412
+30 210 529 4413

ekatsarou@aua.gr

 

Mon – Fri 9:00 – 14:00

 

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