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Genomics facility

We are a shared facility, located in laboratory 19AX02, available for use by anyone within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) or Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS). 

Overview

We are a shared facility, located in laboratory 19AX02, available for use by anyone within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) or Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS). The facility hosts equipment for the analysis and quantitation of nucleic acids and protein. All equipment is free to use, but researchers are generally required to provide their own consumables. Researchers must undergo a laboratory induction before working in our lab and a Howie-style lab coat must always be worn.

The laboratory is a clean laboratory, which means no live organisms are allowed to be brought into the lab.

Researchers are entirely responsible for the correct and proper storage of all data generated on all of the equipment in the lab. We have to regularly clean/clear data erroneously stored on the associated computers in order to keep the equipment running smoothly. Most of our computers are networked, and we strongly recommend that you back-up all your data.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the current occupancy limit for the room is four people. There is a booking sheet stuck to the wall on the left-hand side of the entrance for track and trace purposes, which must be filled out upon entry to the lab.

Equipment 

Equipment

Purpose

Training

Booking

-80 freezer

Back-up storage facility

None available

None

Bioanalyser

Measures quality of nucleic acid sample

Available on request

Online

Blue Pippin

Electrophoretic DNA-fragment size-selection

None available

None

Covaris ultrasonicator

High frequency ultrasonication

None available

None

Microarray scanner

Identification of all nucleic acid species

None available

None

Miniseq sequencer

Identification of all nucleic acid species

Mandatory

Online

Nanodrop

Measures quantity of nucleic acid sample

Available on request

None

Phosphoimager

Imaging of phosphor screens

None available

Paper diary

QS7 qPCR machine

Identification of specific nucleic acid species

Mandatory

Online

Quantus fluorometer

Measures quantity of nucleic acid sample

Available on request

None

Ultracentrifuge

Ultra-speed centrifugation

Mandatory

Paper diary

Vilber imager

Imaging of colorimetric, fluorescent and chemiluminescent membranes/gels

Available on request

Paper diary

Equipment details

Contact us

Please contact the technical team in charge of the facility for further information.

Lab team

The laboratory is supported by the Systems Biology technical team.

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Dr Helen King

Lab Manager (shared post)

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Dr Linda McLatchie

Lab Manager (shared post)

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James Childs Hunt

Lab Technician

Contact us

  • Phone: +44 (0)1483 686700

Find us

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Address

School of Biosciences and Medicine
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH