Microarray This facility is intended for genetic analysis with applications to basic research, biomedicine and agro biotechnology. Microarrays (DNA chips or gene chips) are generated by a technology that integrates molecular biology and information technology. DNA chips consist of glass slides with microscopic amounts of DNA representing thousands of genes, spotted in a regular pattern or array. When probed with samples derived from diverse tissues, this array can be used to simultaneously analyze the expression of thousands of genes and generate a "molecular portrait" of genes involved in health and disease.
The key activity of the lab is of gene expression (amount of activity of genes) in different conditions. It also carries out analysis of mutations. The lab is
well-equipped with advanced facilities that include