Biomarkers Laboratory

    Arianne Lowe (Manager)

Facility/equipment: Facility

  • Location

    United Kingdom

Equipments Details


The SRUC Biomarkers Laboratory is a research support lab, part of the Animal & Veterinary Sciences Group. Our expertise supports the unique and diverse requirements of animal and veterinary research.

We focus on:
- Physiological, biochemical and metabolic measures relating to animal health, behaviour and welfare;
- Development and validation of species-specific techniques;
- Application to a wide range of species including sheep, cows, pigs, horses, goats, chickens and turkeys;
- Training and education: practical laboratory skills, protocol design and development, and project support for undergraduate, MSc and PhD students.

- ELISA (for example Glucocorticoids, IgG, hormones, neuropeptides);
- DNA/RNA extraction from a wide range of sample types including blood, tissue, rumen;
- Fluorescent microsphere Immunoassay (FMIA) using BioPlex machine (for example Cytokine Multiplex assay).

We specialise in developing novel multiplex panels;
- Kinetic Enzyme Assays;
- Image analysis.

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  • Research Output

    Development and validation of a multiplex fluorescent microsphere immunoassay assay for detection of porcine cytokines

    Hall, SA., Ison, SH., Owles, C., Coe, J., Sandercock, DA. & Zanella, AJ., 17 May 2019, In : MethodsX. 6, p. 1218-1227 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 28 Downloads (Pure)

    Environmentally enriched pigs have transcriptional profiles consistent with neuroprotective effects and reduced microglial activity

    Brown, SM., Bush, SJ., Summers, KM., Hume, DA. & Lawrence, AB., 17 May 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 350, p. 6 - 15 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Periparturient behavior and physiology: further insight into the farrowing process for primiparous and multiparous sows

    Ison, SH., Jarvis, S., Hall, SA., Ashworth, CJ. & Rutherford, KMD., 12 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5, 122, 15 p., 122.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)