Crop Biotechnology Laboratory

About the lab

The UCD Crop Biotech labs house the molecular biology facilities that underpin plant science research at UCD. Facilitates include a wide array general molecular biology equipment (real time PCR, bioanalysers, nanodrops etc.), a gene gun, flourescence/luminescence microplane reader, protein prep cold room, and specialised growth cabinets for plants and fungi, a cell culture facility, plant, fungal and bacterial culture rooms and associated dedicated laminar flow areas, microscopy. Within this facilities lies local reach-in plant growth cabinets, a plant growth room and dedicated Septoria tritici blotch and Fusarium head blight walk-in plant growth rooms. These are adjacent to a 'dirty' lab for the preparation of plant material.