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Genetics and Molecular Biotechnology


The Department has one of the best equipped genetic labs at European level for marine genetic studies with state-of-the-art apparatuses, which include:

  • Next generation genome sequencer FLX (454, Roche)
  • ABI 3730 automated sequencer
  • Dual OpenArray Real Time PCR Platform (Applied Biosystems) for SNP genotyping and gene expression
  • 2 Real Time thermal cyclers (PCR machines), (DNA Engine Opticon ΙΙ and 1 Light Cycler 1.5)
  • 10 thermal cyclers (PCR machines), (MJ Research, BIORAD)
  • Microarray scanner (GenePix 4100)
  • Robotic sample manipulator BIOMEK 2000 (Beckman)
  • Robotic workstation for automated purification of DNA, RNA, or proteins (QIAcube)
  • Photometers (QuantiFluor™-ST, Nanodrop 1000, and other)
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • TissueLyser
  • Coulter counter (Beckman) for counting particles and cells
  • Laminar flow cabinet (Telstar Bio-IIa)
  • Computer Cluster for genome sequencer FLX (GS FLX Titanium Cluster)
  • Gel electrophoresis apparatuses
  • Gel documentation system
  • Standard laboratory equipment like centrifuges, autoclaves, speed-vac, deep freezers, ovens, pHmeters etc.



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