1. Pre-PCR Lab


This laboratory is designed for receiving the various samples of different sources for extraction of nucleic acids (DNA & RNA) and proteins and determining their concentration and purity.



2. PCR Lab


Most of the molecular biology techniques are carried out in this lab such as:

  • Different types of PCRs (Simple PCR, RT-PCR, RAPD-PCR, Nested-PCR)

  • Routine diagnosis of infectious and zoonotic diseases (E.g. HCV).

  • Hybridization techniques using DNA-labeled probes.

  • Blotting techniques (Northern, Southern and Western blotting)



3. Real Time PCR Lab


In this lab we have a real time PCR system from Stratagene that is used for absolute gene quantification, detection of single nucleotide polymorphism and allelic discrimination.


4. Electrophoresis Lab


This lab. has the facilities for carrying out electrophoresis of nucleic acids and proteins. This laboratory has gel documentation system (CC-D camera, video image & PC) which is useful for analyzing different types of gels.


5. Lab. For serological diagnosis


It includes fully automated ELISA for serodiagnosis of infectious diseases (HCV, Brucellosis, Listeriosis), detection of tumor markers (Cytokeratins), toxins, hormones (FSH, TSH, Prolactin, Testosterone, Progesterone…etc).


6. Vitek Lab


Vitek is a rapid automated microbiology instrument which provides bacterial identification and susceptibility testing after just two hours. Tests can be performed by direct inoculation from the specimen into a miniaturized automatic system.



7. Cell and Tissue Culture Lab


 The tissue culture lab. in the Molecular Biology Unit provided by many facilities to culture different animal cells and tumor cell lines which can be used in different aspects of research studies.