The rapidly advancing fields of functional genomics and biotechnology have catalyzed extraordinary advancement in our understanding of basic biology and spawned opportunities for practical applications. In the Biotechnology Facility housed in the Department of Biological Sciences several projects involving functional genomics and biotechnology are currently being conducted. These projects include the investigation of antibiotics, microbial biodiversity, development of protein expression systems and bioactive natural product discovery and development. The Facility offers services for microarray production and analysis, high-throughput PCR and DNA sequencing, advanced imaging, biomolecule purification, analysis and product development. Also available is a flow cytometer equipped for four color fluorescence detection and single cell sorting.
About the Researchers and their projects
The biotechnology core facility is closely associated with ongoing leading edge research projects on campus. It offers scientists and students alike access to scientific equipment and expertise that facilitates modern biological discoveries.