UTRF Research Tools, Materials, and Software
The Tennessee Crystal Center provides a unique service to the scientific community by offering high quality crystals for license. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UT’s College of Engineering have developed combinations of crystals which are available for use by the scientific community for cutting edge research in many applications.
Toxoplasma gondii whole-cell antigen for modified agglutination test (MAT): Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that infects mammals and birds. A modified agglutination test (MAT) can be used to detect anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies in serum, plasma and other bodily fluid samples of animals. For MAT test, formalin-treated Toxoplasma tachyzoite is used as the antigen. The presence of anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibody in the samples will cause the antigens in suspension to form a mat of cells covering the bottom of a U-shaped well. Samples without pellets at the bottom of wells are positive, samples with pellets are negative.
This whole-cell antigen was prepared using Toxoplasma gondii RH strain cultivated in human foreskin fibroblast cell culture. The tachyzoites harvested from cell culture were treated with formalin, which renders tachyzoites non-viable, non-infective, and non-hazardous.
A method developed for crafting synthetic nuclear melt glass for forensic analysis. Synthetic glass that can be used to simulate a variety of scenarios and will help develop and validate forensic analysis methods.
Process and Equipment Monitoring (PEM) Toolbox & the Process and Equipment Prognostics (PEP) Toolbox
The Process and Equipment Monitoring (PEM) Toolbox is a MATLAB based set of tools that provides a generalized set of functions for use in process and equipment monitoring applications, specifically on-line monitoring systems (OLM).
The Process and Equipment Prognostics (PEP) Toolbox is a set of MATLAB‐based tools that facilitate fast prototyping of empirical‐based prognostic models developed at the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department.
CRISPR Associated Software for Pathway Engineering and Research
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This MATLAB-based software enhances CRISPR genetic engineering, allowing any genome to be edited by predictable identification of both on- and off-target sites and analysis of repeated targets. Novel applications include multi-site gRNA integration and gRNA design for genome editing across a consortium of organisms.
Design, view and share fetal heart rate and contraction charts and learn the basics of Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) in a fun and intuitive way with the simulated app.