GeneMill is a facility that provides open access to the research community. Based at University of Liverpool, GeneMill offers support to academic and industrial partners, who wish to apply cutting-edge technologies to accelerate discovery.
From reading to writing DNA, GeneMill and the allied facility Centre for Genomic Research provide a one-stop-shop solution from discovery through to scale-up, including ID of novel genes/pathways through metagenomic analyses, combinatorial libraries for protein optimisation and functional assays for targeted/untargeted metabolite analysis The facility features integrated labs that provide research support, hands-on training and tailored services in synthetic biology.
GeneMill offers academic and industrial research groups access to the following instrumentation on a "fee-for-service" basis.
Automated freezerFrom TTP Labtech
Low cost, compact, automated secure biobanking facilities for 2-D barcoded tubes.
Mosquito X1 and HTS
Nanolitre liquid handlingFrom TTP Labtech
A nanolitre liquid handling system that can access any well in any microplate and transfer nanolitre quantities of hit compounds. mosquito X1 is capable of pipetting volumes from 1.2 μL down to 25 nL with no washing required and extremely rapid tip changing.
Robotic microbioreactorFrom M2P Labs
Online-monitored high-throughput fermentation. Continuous operation 24/7.
Advanced robotic liquid handlingFrom CyBio
Compact liquid handling platform for the precise processing of whole microplates.
K6-2 Colony Picker
Automated colony pickingFrom Kbiosystems
Automated colony picking systems for a range of plate types.
Acoustic nanolitre liquid handlerFrom Labcyte
DNA, RNA and Protein QCFrom Agilent Technologies
Automated Electrophoresis system for RNA, DNA, and protein analysis.
Automated DNA and RNA extractionFrom Qiagen
Vacuum-based automated mid- to high-throughput nucleic acid and protein purification.
Automated DNA and RNA analysisFrom Qiagen
Automated Electrophoresis system for DNA and RNA analysis.
DNA, RNA, protein quantification and QCFrom Qiagen
Automated PCR setupFrom Qiagen
BioTek Synergy HTX
Multi-mode microplate readerFrom BioTek
Flexible monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader.
LC Ion-Mobility Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (IM-QToF)From Agilent Technologies
For global untargeted and discovery. Metabolomic applications.
LC Triple QuadrupoleFrom Agilent Technologies
For high sensitivity targeted and quantification of metabolites.
GC-MS (Gas Chromatography Quadrupole)From Agilent Technologies
For targeted and untargeted metabolite analysis.