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 EBL at ANU is offering a three-day basic introduction course to molecular lab fundamentals for students without a strong genetics/molecular undergrad or background.

The course will cost $75 to cover reagents.


Day 1

  • Introduction to lab operations
  • PPE (Personal protective equipment)
  • Molarity and how to make a chemical solution Good pipetting practice.
  • Intro to agarose gels
  • DNA Extraction Method 1: Silica column based kit

Day 2

  • DNA Extraction Method 2: Phenol / Chloroform DNA Quantitation
  • Qubit fluorometer
  • Nanodrop spectrophotometer

Day 3

  • PCR Amplification Run agarose gels:
  • DNA extractions and PCRs

Note: This workshop is NOT designed for those students who are doing a predominantly molecular project and have had molec / 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.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Niccy Aitken to register.


Date & time

26–28 March 2019


EcoGenomics and Bioinformatics Lab, ANU


 Niccy Aitken

Updated:  21 August 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator