Proteins are vital parts of living organisms, as they are the main components of the physiological metabolic pathways of cells. The study of proteins is called proteomics, a word coined in 1997 to make an analogy with genomics, the study of genes. The BRF provides several services and instruments to further the study of proteins.
The Imaging and Cytometry Facility provides access to equipment and on-going support, advice and training in the following areas: Cell sorting (FACS), benchtop cell analysis, fluorescence, confocal and 2 photon microscopy, histology, live cell and animal imaging, data and image analysis, IVIS imaging, micro CT imaging and use of Extracellular Flux Analyzer.
Molecular biology is the study of biology on a molecular level including the structure, function, and makeup of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. The field of molecular biology involves many other areas of biology such as biochemistry and genetics.