Wildlife Genetics Laboratory

The Wildlife Genetics Lab comprises a suite of modern, purpose designed molecular biology laboratories with PC2 level certification. They include 22 individual working benches for staff and students as well as communal areas for specific procedures and equipment.

Separate main laboratories allow for the physical separation of pre- and post- PCR functions and are equipped for DNA sequencing, genotyping, cloning, and state-of-the-art cytogenetic work. The labs include digital and conventional PCR machines, a GSJunior 454 Next Generation Sequencer, a capillary electrophoresis analyser for microsatellite genotyping and sequencing, and automation for precision high throughput sample processing.

A secure and restricted Trace DNA facility isolated from all other DNA work is located in a separate building and used for genetic analysis of samples where DNA quantity is low and the potential for contamination significant.