The DNA lab is the sequencing facility in the Biology Department of the Ghent University.
Head of the lab is Prof. Bart Braeckman which has three main research topics :
- Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans,
- Globins : structure-function relationships,
- Molecular Phylogeny
Andy Vierstraete is running the DNA lab for this last research topic. The lab has an ABI 3130XL Genetic Analyzer for Sanger sequencing and Fragment Analyses. For Next Generation Sequencing, an Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM) is available. Quantification, sizing and quality control of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells can be done on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer.