Workflows/Sample Requirements - Microarray Analyses

The Genomics & Transcriptomics Laboratory of the BMFZ carries out RNA expression analyses in the form of commercial microarray platforms. For this purpose complementary catcher molecules (in this case oligonucleotides) are fixed in a defined grid on a substrate during production. After addition of the sample, a hybridization step is carried out during which molecules matching one another form a chemical bond. Using fluorescence markers, the array can be read quantitatively. By means of special software, a predefined lattice is laid over the fluorescence pattern obtained, via which the assignment of the fluorescence points to their respective oligonucleotide probes takes place.

Depending on the scientific question, the type and scope of the analyzes as well as the financial resources available, the suitability of available platforms varies. We will gladly assist you in selecting the appropriate platform and in planning the experiments. The latter point is of particular concern to us in terms of the most effective possible data analysis.

FAQ - Microarray-Analyses

Which documents are required for a microarray analysis?
  • Before submitting an order for a microarray analysis, you have to undefinedregister with us first and accept our privacy policy upon registration. Afterwards you can place an order electronically. In addition to the samples, we do need the following documents to process your samples:

    •      a completed "Blockzettel" as order form (including cost center and GTL billing account)
    •      the sample information sheet (provided automatically when submitting orders through our TSM system)
    •      the "undefinedAnalysauftrag NGS", filled in as far as possible (details will be supplemented upon submission of samples)
    •      possibly an undefinedrelease according to GenDG
Where can I find current prices for microarray analyses?
  • The current pricing for Microarray analyses can be found undefinedhere.

What are the sample requirements for Microarray samples?
  • The sample requirements for each workflow are listed on the page of the corresponding workflow.

Head of GTL

Prof. Dr. Karl Köhrer

Biologisch-Medizinisches Forschungszentrum (BMFZ) Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Universitätsstr. 1 40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-13165
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