2014 Lab 11

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Microarray Laboratory

Microarray Slide


Please meet me first at the new Wallace Wurth teaching lab (W08).

  1. Cover any additional revision issues before the theory exam.
  2. Complete the course CATEI. This will be an online form requiring you to log on to MyUNSW.

The second half of this laboratory will be a visit to the UNSW The Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function Analysis.

  • Enclosed footwear will be required.
  • You will have the opportunity to see the practical aspects of the new methods of cell analysis.
  • Have a look through the centre's website before you visit and the other links to information on microarrays.

Lab 11 Individual Assessment

There will be an individual assessment to be completed during tour.

Please ensure your name and student number are on the form and that you hand it in at the end of the class.

  1. How many Gbases (Gb) would you require to sequence the human genome to 40x coverage?
  2. Describe an advantage of using next-generation sequencing technology over microarrays to study gene expression?

Dr Helen Speirs

The Ramaciotti Centre Level 1, room 131 or 137 Biological Sciences Building (D26)

After the facility tour the practical class has finished.


Microarray technology



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2014 Course Content

Lectures: Cell Biology Introduction | Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes | Cell Membranes and Compartments | Cell Nucleus | Cell Export - Exocytosis | Cell Import - Endocytosis | Cell Mitochondria | Cell Junctions | Cytoskeleton Introduction | Cytoskeleton - Intermediate Filaments | Cytoskeleton - Microfilaments | Cytoskeleton - Microtubules | Extracellular Matrix 1 | Extracellular Matrix 2 | Cell Cycle | Cell Division | Cell Death 1 | Cell Death 2 | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stem Cells 1 | Stem Cells 2 | 2013 Revision | Development | 2014 Revision

Laboratories: Introduction to Lab | Microscopy Methods | Preparation/Fixation | Immunochemistry | Cell Knockout Methods | Cytoskeleton Exercise | Confocal Microscopy | Tissue Culture | Microarray Visit | Stem Cells Lab

2014 Projects: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4

Dr Mark Hill 2015, UNSW Cell Biology - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G