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Centre for

Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Molecular Biology

The molecular biology facilities within the CMBB are used for a wide range of analyses, from the identification of oil degrading bacteria, to assessments of DNA damage in mussels. Novel work has also begun on marine-derived anti-infectives for treatment of multi-resistant gram negative infections, for the future benefit of mankind. For further details on the molecular research conducted within the CMBB, contact the relevant person on our people pages. 

Specific equipment within CMBB:

Biorad PCR machine

Quantitative real time PCR facility

Comet Assay IV (Perceptive instruments)

Temperature controlled illuminated incubators

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)

Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE)

Pyrosequencing equipment