Biomarkers Laboratory

    Facility/equipment: Facility

    • Location

      United Kingdom

    Description

    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.

    Techniques:
    - ELISA (for example Glucocorticoids, IgG, hormones, neuropeptides);
    - DNA/RNA extraction from a wide range of sample types including blood, tissue, rumen;
    - PCR/qPCR
    - 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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    biomarkers
    enzyme kinetics
    research support
    blood groups
    neuropeptides
    assays
    glucocorticoids
    college students
    immunoassays
    animal health
    veterinary medicine
    education
    rumen
    animals
    students
    cytokines
    goats
    hormones
    image analysis
    enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay