About the Lab
Functional genomics is a field of molecular biology that looks beyond a specific gene or gene variant to take a more global look at the association between genes and health variables. By exploring the RNA or protein of that gene in different environmental contexts, scientists can better understand and describe gene and protein functioning and interactions.
Since 2009, TAU's Genomic Analysis Laboratory (GAL) has been devoted to furthering genetic research through use of state-of-the-art analysis technologies. In concert with the Bioinformatics Unit, the Genomic Analysis Lab specializes in the fabrication and analysis of DNA microarrays which allow for large-scale gene expression profiling. These findings have been applied by researchers for mutational analysis, developmental biology, drug discovery and molecular analysis of different diseases.
Our Lab provides services for Affymetrix GeneChip arrays and Agilent DNA microarrays. Recently, we acquired a Biomek 4000 robot for NGS (next generation sequencing) library preparation. We also provide research support services to help in experimental design, developing an assay, carrying out a screen and analyzing the data.