Molecular biosciences


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.

The BRF houses new, cutting edge molecular biology equipment to enable researchers in interrogating DNA, RNA, proteins and their interactions.

Additionally there are skilled consultancy staff to support researchers at the forefront of biomolecular scientific discovery.  Our comprehensive suite of services include workhorse sequencing platforms for fast, cheap sequencing as well as all the major high throughput sequencing platforms, supported by in-house bioinformatic expertise, and high throughput Real-time PCR platforms.

Consumables »

We sell a range of commonly-used reagents and plasticware to assist clients to prepare their samples for processing at the BRF.

Equipment and software for use »

We hold and maintain a range of equipment and licenses of software to enable users to conduct an analysis of the results we produce.

Genotyping »

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Illumina sequencing »

Our technologies support a wide range of genomic applications.

Long-read sequencing »

We offer Nanopore sequencing services to ANU and ACT researchers. We can assist with nucleic acid quality control, library prep (gDNA), PromethION and MinION sequencing and providing a shared high-spec computer for MinION users.

Real Time and Digital PCR »

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is a method by which the amount of the PCR product can be determined, in real-time, and is very useful for investigating gene expression.

BRF sanger sequencing ABI3730 BigDye

Sanger sequencing »

We are committed to provide an excellent service, accurate results, fast turnaround times, at low cost.