Website Search
ID 15662

Making GeneChips™ at Affymetrix

Description:
Here you can see a technician shuttling a quartz wafer (containing 50-400 GeneChips™) between alternating photolithography and DNA synthesis steps.
Keywords:
quartz wafer,synthesis steps,dna synthesis,photolithography
Creative Commons License This work by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Related content:

15661. Making GeneChips™ at Affymetrix
Affymetrix, the makers of GeneChip™ arrays.
15666. Making GeneChips® at Affymetrix
The quartz wafer is in the holding position on the DNA synthesizer. The wafer is moved to a vertical reaction vessel for the process of DNA chain elongation.
15665. Making GeneChips™ at Affymetrix
A technician loads a quartz wafer into the DNA synthesizer, where nucleotides will be added to selected sequences to build probes.
15664. Making GeneChips™ at Affymetrix
A technician uses a computer guiding system to align the filter mask in perfect register with the quartz wafer. The filter mask will block light to selected regions of the wafer. More nucleotides can be added to the exposed regions.
15667. Making GeneChips® at Affymetrix
Here a technician aligns a quartz wafer, from which 50-400 GeneChips are prepared for mounting.
16096. Pigment Biosynthesis in Plants
Shows the biosynthetic pathways that lead to the synthesis of carotenoids and anthocyanins in plants.
15087. Genentech's approach to making insulin, David Goeddel
David Goeddel was one of the first scientists Herb Boyer hired for the insulin project. Here, David Goeddel talks about Genentech's general strategy for synthesizing insulin.
15878. DNA synthesis
Arthur Kornberg isolated the first enzyme, DNA polymerase I, which can make new DNA strands.
16574. Gallery 26: Apparatus used by Stanley Miller
Apparatus used by Stanley Miller in the synthesis of organic molecules.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationNews & FeaturesCampus & Public EventsCareersGiving