Genomics lab

Genomics Equipment Park

We provide state-of-the-art molecular biology equipment and specialist expertise to help Crick scientists with genomics research.

We have a wide range of equipment in our facility that can be used on a service-basis or by trained Crick scientists.

We carry out DNA sequencing and nucleic acid preparation for scientists at the Crick, and provide training and support for researchers to use the other instruments themselves. These include systems that enable us to visualise DNA and protein assay gels, analyse DNA and RNA and evaluate of cell colonies.

All samples prepared in the facility are checked for integrity and quality before Crick scientists start their analysis.

We use advanced liquid-handling systems to simplify many of the procedures that would otherwise be performed routinely on the laboratory bench. This streamlined approach enables Crick scientists to design large-scale projects that rapidly lead to new insights in biomedical research.

We perform routine maintenance and calibration of our equipment to ensure it is accurate and performs to the highest standard.

We update and replace the equipment on a regular basis, actively seeking recommendations from laboratory heads and senior research staff. In this way, we aim to provide a constantly evolving, cutting-edge facility that Crick scientists can use to pursue their research goals.