MolBioCore offers a comprehensive array of equipment and provides technical consultation and support for projects such as DNA cloning to make expression vectors, real-time PCR analysis, recombinant protein production and protein purification. Technical training can also be provided for self-directed equipment use.

  • Designing of DNA construct and DNA cloning to create expression vectors
  • Preparation of plasmid DNA
  • Electrophoresis of protein and DNA samples
  • Western blot analysis
  • Protein/peptide purification using FPLC/ HPLC
  • Production of recombinant protein
  • Quantification of gene expression by real-time PCR
  • Designing and development of gene specific real-time PCR
  • Quantification of hormones and cytokines by immunoassays

Technical Training 

Highly qualified staff provide technical assistance on procedures and method development related to molecular biology and protein chemistry. The cost is $65 per hour.

Unassisted Instrumentation Use

MolBioCore uses automated, high quality instruments to produce efficient and reliable results.

Equipment Access and Use

Monday - Friday from 0900-1800

  • Mandatory training for all first-time users
  • To book an appointment email Kuni Suzuki (Core Manager)
  • Security card access is available for frequent users
  • Instruments must remain free of debris, spills or damage following use

Note: Cleaning/repair costs will be charged back to user

MolBioCore has extensive experience optimizing protocols and providing assistance on its equipment. Molecular biology protocols are diverse and experience counts when it comes to developing protocols that bring you results with high quality.



Alberta Diabetes Institute
6-030 Li Ka Shing Centre
University of Alberta

Core Manager - Kuni Suzuki

Dr. John Elliott, Core Director