UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Nucleic Acid extractions at UCL Genomics

Hamilton NIMBUS® Presto with KingfisherTM  Technology

Use of a state-of-the-art Nimbus-Kingfisher robot allows us to provide standardised, high throughput extractions from a range of sample types. For smaller projects, we can also offer manual methods.

Available automated methods:

  • Genomic DNA extraction from blood
  • Genomic DNA extraction from saliva
  • Total RNA extraction from PAXgene Blood tubes
  • Total RNA extraction from human cell lines

Coming soon:

  • DNA and RNA extraction from tissue
  • DNA extraction from CF-plasma/serum
  • (future) Microbial extractions from fluids and swabs

For extraction enquiries please contact our Extractions Lead.

We are constantly looking to widen our scope of methods available in order to respond to research needs. Therefore, if you are interested in a method that is not listed here, please do get in touch and it may be something that we can explore.