Functional Genomics Laboratory
The FGL's mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research in functional genomics, with a focus on using DNA microarray technologies, and to make these technologies available to researchers on the UC Berkeley campus. Complementing the high-throughput DNA sequencing capabilities of the Vincent J. Coates Genomic Sequencing Laboratory, the FGL specializes in the fabrication, use, and analysis of DNA microarrays for large-scale gene expression profiling and genetic profiling, and provides full core lab services for Affymetrix GeneChip arrays and Agilent DNA microarrays. FGL scientists are actively involved in the development of new techniques for microarray-based experimentation and statistical approaches for analyzing complex datasets. Research support services include hands-on training and consultation from the unit's Director and highly trained staff; software, computational facilities, and databases for gene expression data analysis; prefabricated DNA microarrays; a full complement of robotics technologies for the fabrication of custom microarrays; and Agilent Bioanalyzer sample analysis.