FWB Genomics Centre
Welcome to the website of the King's Genomics Centre. We are an open-access core facility providing access to genomics equipment and also the expertise to offer comprehensive research services.
Please click here to access the Online Equipment Booking System.
If you have any queries or require any further information at all, please feel free to contact us.
Affymetrix microarray technology
You can process Affymetrix Expression Microarrays
at the Genomics Centre for measurement of genome-wide gene expression patterns in human, mouse and rat samples plus dozens of other model organisms. We also offer access to the new miRNA arrays for profiling of microRNAs in your samples, to investigate transcriptional regulation.
For more information regarding Affymetrix array services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have arranged a preferred supplier discount with Ambion/Life Technologies for their Silencer Select siRNA range.
Use the MetaCore package from GeneGo for functional analysis of your genes of interest, and to look for pathways and diseases that are involved in your genomics experiment.
Universal Probe Library
We now have the Universal Probe Library from Roche/Exiqon in stock for cost effective and accurate qPCR analysis. Click on the link above for more details.
Please see the News and events page for more details.
Homogenise your samples in high-throughput for RNA/DNA/protein extractions, using this bead-mill based tissue disruptor.
History of the Centre
The Genomics Centre was opened in July 2003 as a cross-School facility between the Schools of Health and Life Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences. The initial purchase of the laboratory equipment was funded by a SRIF
grant, totalling approx. £1million. The Centre was set-up in recognition of the profound effect of genome sequencing on biology and medicine. The facility was conceived to enable scientists to perform many functional genomics studies including gene expression analysis by microarray screening and quantitative PCR, and genetic analysis (sequencing and genotyping).
In July 2008 the Centre came under the jurisdicton of the Health Schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery) as a designated
Small Research Facility
. The activities of this group of core research facilities are overseen by the Cor
Other core facilities