Introduction to molecular lab fundamentals

Are you (or your student) new to molecular lab work? Could you or they benefit from an introduction to operating in a genetics lab?

The ANU EcoGenomics Lab (EBL) is offering a (free) 3-day basic introduction course to molecular lab fundamentals for new honours and PhD students (and others) who don’t have a strong genetics/molecular undergrad or background.


Day 1 - Wed 4 May
Introduction to lab operations
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Molarity and how to make a chemical solution
  • Good pipetting practice
  • Introduction to agarose gels
DNA Extraction Method 1: Silica column-based kit
Day 2 - Thu 5 May
DNA Extraction Method 2: Phenol / Chloroform DNA Quantitation
  • Qubit fluorometer
  • Nanodrop spectrophotometer
Day 3 - Fri 6 May
PCR Amplification: Master Mixes, enzymes, reactions generally
Run agarose gels:
  • Both DNA extractions and PCRs

If you would like to attend please register by 1 April. We will be in touch after this date to discuss the workshop.

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* Note: This introductory course is NOT designed for those students who are doing a predominantly molecular project and have had molecular/genetics lab training at undergrad level, but rather students who have a more ecological/morphological background and are either new to genetics or who have a small genetic component to their project.