The Genomics Core Facility Unit is located in Ulster University’s Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI), based in Coleraine. The facility is a research facility which focuses on the application of genomics technologies so as to better understand human disease.
We are currently running projects in partnership with external academic Universities, private industries and hospitals to identify genetic biomarkers underlying a range of medical conditions as well as examining the role of genetics in drug response (parmacogenomics).
The Unit offers state-of-the-art equipment and expertise, which also enables research on gene regulation and gene expression patterns and the development of novel techniques to therapeutically alter the expression of affected genes. In addition, the Unit has extensive expertise in key genomic applications that supports ongoing research into identifying and characterising bacteria from various environments (metagenomics), which can be used to confirm outbreaks, track infections through a population, analyse bacterial evolution.
One of the key strengths of the genomics core facility unit is that it is a cross disciplinary team of molecular geneticists, and bioinformaticists, working with clinicians to support the development, validation and translation of genomic research into a routine clinical diagnostic service.
Genetic Instruments and their Applications
For information on the specifics of your particular project and general sample submission guidelines, please contact:
Scientific Assistant: Dr Bernadette McKay
Tel: +44 (0)28 7012 3014