With the support of the State, the European Union and the Hauts de France Region, the UPJV has installed several scientific platforms equipped with powerful instrumentation. Primarily at the service of the establishment’s research units, these tools are also accessible to external users (other research institutions, local authorities, companies, etc.) through research or service contracts.
Regional Resource Center in Molecular Biology (CRRBM)
The aim of the platform is to provide state-of-the-art equipment and technical skills in classic molecular biology but also genomic analysis (study of the genome/DNA), transcriptomic analysis (study of gene/RNA expression) and analysis of molecular interactions and enzymatic activities.
Electron Microscopy Platform
The objective of the platform is to provide researchers and engineers from the public or private sector with high-tech equipment in the field of electron microscopy, to allow users to benefit from the expertise of the team and training in electron microscopy studies. The platform disposes of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), two Transmission Electron Microscopes (a conventional TEM and a high resolution HRTEM-Tecnai F20) and an NTEGRA atomic force microscope (AFM).
MatriCS calculation platform
MatriCS is a calculation platform at the service of all the laboratories of the Picardie Jules Verne University. The calculator consists of 48 thin nodes (28 cores and 128 GB of RAM), 12 thick nodes (28 cores and 512 GB of RAM), 6 bi-gpus nodes (40 cores, 384 GB of RAM and 2 GPUs (Tesla V100-32G), 2 quad-gpus nodes (40 cores, 768 GB of RAM and 4 Tesla V100 SXM2 – 32 G – NVLINK GPUS). The latter are processors capable of executing numerous operations in parallel. A visualisation node (36 cores, 192 GB of RAM and 1 Tesla P40 GPU) is also available to users (software : Nice DCV 2017).
Cellular Engineering and Protein Analysis Platform (ICAP)
This platform is located within the University Centre for Health Research (CURS) within the University Hospital of Amiens. It is open to the private sector and the public sector without any thematic, institutional or geographical conditions. The support offered by ICAP consists of providing research teams with state-of-the-art instruments for cell imaging (flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy, laser microdissection), imaging of small animals (X-ray microtomography), protein analysis by mass spectrometry and metabolimic analyses.
- Analytical platform (PFA)
The analytical platform (PFA) is a shared structure of the UPJV which responds to the most diverse aspects of the structural analysis of molecules by mass spectrometry MS (high resolution, HRMS, MS/MS, couplings to high performance liquid chromatography UPLC/MS and gas chromatography GC/MS and GC/FTIR/MS) and by NMR nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (liquid, solid, gel)..
The platform is specialised in the characterization of natural or modified oligosaccharides, studies of the biosynthetic pathways of natural substances from plant or microbial biomass, identification of degradation products of drugs or electrolytes used in batteries, deformulation of complex mixtures and studies of new galenic formulations.
As far as mass spectrometry is concerned, the platform disposes of:
- two high resolution QTOF type mass spectrometers (MALDI, UPLC/ESI, HRMS, IMS, MS/MS).
- a gas chromatography/infrared/quadrupole (GC/FTIR/MS) coupling and a GC/BID coupling.
As for NMR instrumentation, the platform disposes of:
- a 400 MHz spectrometer (Bruker DPX-300) with a 5 mm quadruple-core probe ( 1 H, 13 C, 31 P, 19 F) and equipped with a 60-sample autosampler and a cryoprobe.
- a 300 MHz spectrometer (Bruker DPX-300 wide bore) with several probes: 5 mm ( 1 H- 13 C), 8 mm (BBI and BBO with gradients), 10 mm (BB and a 1 H, 31 P) and 20 mm (BB) allowing to set up of in vivo experiments (plant metabolic monitoring) and a multi-core 7 mm probe (CP-MAS).
- a 500 MHz spectrometer (Bruker DRX-500) with several liquid and solid probes: 1 inverse multinuclear 5 mm probe and 2 CP-MAS multi-nuclear solid probes (4 mm and 2.5 mm) as well as a probe High resolution 4 mm HR-MAS solid / gel ( 1 H, 13 C).
- a 600 MHz spectrometer dedicated to the analysis of samples in solution and equipped with a 5 mm direct multinuclear + 19 F probe, a 5 mm triple-core TXI probe ( 1 H / 13 C / 15 N) and a 1.7 mm triple-core TXI probe ( 1 H / 13 C / 15 N). This spectrometer is also equipped with a 60-sample autosampler.
The objective of the platform is to provide a public animal facility of 365 m2 for research in Picardy and to house rats and mice in zone A1, zone A2 and SPF.
Digital Humanities Platform
The “Digital Humanities” platform of the Picardie Jules Verne University brings together disciplines from the Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Archaelogy, Cartography and Psychology) using digital tools and techniques. The platform is made up four centres: exploration and enhancement of cultural heritage, cartography, human interactions and eye tracking, and audiovisual centre.
Imaging and medical radiology platform
With regularly renewed equipment and strained staff, the CHU Amiens Picardie aims for each patient, operational excellence to deliver quality diagnoses .