Göteborg University Installs the Geniom® To Enhance Its Genetic Research Capabilities
News Dec 15, 2006
The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Göteborg (Sweden) further expands the European base of installed Geniom devices to seven after the recent installations of two such devices in Leicester (UK).
The Geniom® will further enhance the full range of technical instrumentation available to the Göteborg Scientific Community at the centre for Genomics.
Russell Golson, Director Sales & Service of febit, states “We are delighted to have this community working with our innovative Instrument and look forward to building on our successful relationship with them to date.”
febit is currently working on preparations for analyzing special organisms applicable for the special interest of several Göteborg-based teams.
The Geniom® platform was generously donated by the Lundberg foundation in a grant awarded to Professor Tommy Nilsson, Institute of Biomedicine (SA, GU).
“We have already broken new grounds in profiling low abundance mRNAs encoding for glycosylation enzymes associated with breast cancer” says Professor Nilsson.
“An instrument of this capability must therefore be available to as many researchers as possible, which is why it is placed in the centre for Genomics. I am sure we will see a lot of exciting research coming out of this platform” he said.
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