The Molecular and Immunology Unit is equipped with state of the art instruments, enabling a wide range of assays for molecular biology and immunology to be carried out. Instruments include

  • Automated/robotised DNA/RNA/protein extraction/purification system (QIAcube)
  • Automated/robotised PCR set-up systems (QIAgility & R Corbett Robotics)
  • Real-time PCR detection systems 
    • ViiA 7
    • Rotor-Gene Q 5plex
    • R Corbett research 5plex HRM
    • Roche LightCycler 
    • BIO-RAD MJ Mini
  • Conventional PCR systems
    • BIO-RAD Tetrad 2
    • BIO-RAD MyCycler
  • DNA/RNA/protein quantification system (Nanodrop & Qubit)
  •  Gel documentation system
  • Electrophoresis system
  • BD FACSCalibur flow cytometer
  • BD FACS Count
  • Abbort m2000rt system
  • BIO-RAD Bioplex 200 system (Luminex)
  • Ice maker

The services offered by the Molecular and Immunology include but are not limited to:

  • DNA/RNA extraction and purification from different biological specimens
  • Conventional amplification of DNA
  • Real-time PCR detection of DNA/cDNA
  • CD4 counting for clinical purposes
  • HIV Viral load determination

With the available technology and expertise we are capable of tailoring tests or experiments to given protocols and kits.