KTH microarray center

KTH microarray resource center has been producing spotted DNA microarrays since 1999 and roughly 4000 slides are produced annualy. The instrumental infrastructure that has been established has to a large extent been financed from Wallenberg Consortium North, WCN. A wide variety of spotted slides are being produced, with different types of DNA fragments from organisms such as human, poplar tree, mouse, rat, chicken, Drosphila, C. elegans and arabidopsis and also several archaeal, bacterial and parasite whole genome arrays. Today whole genome arrays from approximately 15 different species are provided corresponding to approximately 250 000 different transcripts.

New from 2007 is a “RNA in - data out” gene expression service. The research community can now submit RNA samples to be analyzed. Standard operating procedures are used including multiple quality controls and the gene expression profiles are returned to the customers. More information can be found here.

The KTH microarray center also aims to provide guidance to research groups which are lacking the necessary microarray experience by providing detailed experimental protocols and by giving both wet-lab and data analysis courses.