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UCL Genomics launched

10 July 2008


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Ninety guests from across UCL and its partner hospitals were in attendance at the launch of UCL Genomics on Thursday 3 July.

The event, a workshop in the Cruciform Building, consisted of four talks describing the services that UCL Genomics will provide, such as gene expression and genome analyses. The workshop was introduced by Professor Salvador Moncada, who is leading the Platform Technologies initiative, which aims to coordinate all research services for the faculties of Medical and Life Sciences at UCL.

UCL Genomics was formed through the merging of the three main microarray facilities within UCL: Dr Mike Hubank's Microarray Centre in the UCL Institute of Child Health; Dr Paul Kellam's facility within the Division of Infection & Immunity; and the Wolfson Institute Scientific Support Services Facility, run by Jacob Raby. These centres now operate as a single group across three sites. The result is that UCL Genomics is able to draw on a wealth of technical expertise and run experiments covering a wide range of applications.

The event was sponsored by three of the leading companies that supply genomics technology for biomedical research - Affymetrix, Agilent and Illumina.

To find out more, follow the link at the top of this item or email UCL Genomics.