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.
We offer Nanopore sequencing services to researchers worldwide. 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.
The BRF houses and maintains a shared laboratory, containing various equipment for DNA, RNA and protein QC, plate imaging, immunoassays, sequencing and more. We provide training for these instruments, and onsell reagents and consumables for ease of use.