Molecular Biology Laboratory

The members of the Molecular Biology Laboratory are involved in the teaching process of core curriculum courses to both under- and postgraduate students. The laboratory is focused on leading edge fields of Research and Development associated mainly with Plant and Microbial Biology. The research includes the fields of Molecular Biochemistry, Plant and Microbial Physiology, Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics. The staff excels in basic and specialized Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering techniques including gene expression analysis by PCR, RT-PCR, q(RT)-PCR and in situ RNA hybridization, recombinant protein expression in heterologous systems, enzyme kinetics, protein immunolocalization, cell or tissue culture, construction of transgenic plants and analysis of secondary metabolites in plants.