Molecular Genetics Unit
MGU core provides a number of facilities in the field of plant and animal molecular biology, molecular genetics and general life science research. The following faculty members use the facility on daily basis; Dr. Shiva Singh (Molecular Genetics of Complex disease and phenotypes), Dr. Kathleen Hill (Mutation analysis, genome organization and Integrity), Dr. Greg Kelly (Cell signaling in Vertebrate embryo), Dr. T Percival-Smith (Molecular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, Drosophila melanogaster ), and Dr. V Grbic (Arabidopsis Development Genetics) and Dr. Sashko Damjanovski (Extracellular Matrix remodeling in developing Xenopus laevis ). The MGU Core facility is available for similar research by other Biology Faculty for a user fee.
It is located on the third floor of the Western Science Centre (242m 2). It is a large and well-equipped common area (242m 2) which includes; State-of-art gel documentation facility (alpha Flour Chem 8900 digital imaging of DNA/RNA and Chemi-doc for Western blotting), Real time PCR (Corbett Rotor Gene 2000), Spectrophotometer (Beckman DU 640 for DNA/RNA quantification), Liquid Scintillation Counter(Beckman 3801 and 5801), Animal and Plant Culture rooms, Microscopy and Imaging (Leica DMR BE fluorescence), Ultrapure water system, Steam Autoclaves for sterilization of biological samples, Hot air sterilization ovens, X-ray film processor, Microtome for cry sectioning (Leitz 1720), high speed ultra-centrifuges, cold room, incubators, vacuum pump and concentrators, homogenizers, and laminar flow hoods. The MGU core facility is managed by Dr. Gurpreet Dhami (email@example.com), WSC 343, x86406.
- Refer to UWO map for location of the Western Science Centre on campus.
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March 26, 2013
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