The CEES DNA lab is a multi-user facility run by the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at Blindern. It is fully equipped for PCR-based analyses, and the lab enables the efficient use of molecular genetic markers in studies of evolution biology, speciation and hybridization, phylogeography, invasion biology, conservation biology, behavioral ecology etc.

There are six separate rooms that belong to the CEES lab: 

Pre PCR lab (room no. 3404)
Isolation lab (room no. 3406)
Post PCR lab (room no. 3416)
Sequencing lab (room no. 3418)
Ancient DNA lab (room no 3420)
Storage room (room no. 3408)

In 2004 we started the work of establishing a CEES DNA laboratory, and in December 2004 the lab was up and running. The CEES lab is now fully equipped for DNA extraction for all type of tissues, including blood and faeces, PCR runnings, cloning, ancient DNA work, etc.

The lab is equipped with all basic facilities in a molecular biology laboratory; centrifuges, incubators, shakers, heat blocks, balances, fridge and freezer (-80°C), agarose gel electrophoresis equipment, gel dock, dish washer, autoclave, chemical cabinet, sterile hood etc. The lab also has a few special acquired pieces: Nanodrop (spectrophotometer), Millipore water purification system, thermal cyclers, ice machine, and computers.

Additionally, there has been put down a lot of effort in the laboratory safety and the following emergency equipments were installed in each lab: emergency shower, fire blanket, fire extinguisher, eye showers, and first aid kit.

We have two ABI Sequencing machines running, and the lab is well-equipped with state-of-the art instruments for large scale DNA sequencing and genotyping,

All new users of the lab must be familliar with the "Introductory Guide to the CEES Lab".

The lab-group meets for discussion at room 3313 every Wednesday at 10:00. For further information contact Nanna Winger Steen.

Published Feb. 23, 2012 5:20 PM - Last modified Feb. 23, 2012 5:21 PM