GLOBE institute molecular biology labs
The GLOBE molecular biology labs are a core lab facility for the research groups at the institute. The facility is divided into a dedicated clean lab, exclusively designated for ancient biomolecules such as DNA and proteins, and a general molecular biology lab at separate locations.
The molecular biology laboratory facilities at the GLOBE Institute consist of dedicated ancient biomolecule clean labs and a general molecular biology lab at separate locations. The clean labs are subdivided into human and non-human sections. The labs have positive pressure of filtered air, air-locks, UV-light etc., and all work is conducted in full-body suits protecting the lab products.
The non-ancient (contemporary DNA) lab comprise around 900 m 2 of lab space which is highly organized with dedicated rooms for proteomics and pre- and post-PCR areas for DNA workflows. Altogether the labs facilities are equipped with 20 laminar airflow hoods, multiple pipetting robots, DNA fragmentation-, real-time PCR- , capillary electrophoresis instruments, and other state of the art equipment for molecular biology.
The GLOBE Institute is also housing the National High-Throughput DNA sequencing Centre which offers sequencing services on Illumina platforms with a weekly sequencing capacity exceeding 18 PB. The “ancient” and “modern” lab-facilities are managed by Jesper Stenderup and Tina Blumensaadt Brand, respectively.