Functional genomics is a sub-specialty of molecular biology that enables exploration of gene and protein function not only at the gene level but also on a genome-wide scale. Technologies such as RNA interference (RNAi) and gene editing (e.g. CRISPR) that interfere or alter gene function allow us to investigate gene function in vertebrate cells in a single experiment. The Functional Genomics Shared Resource (FGSR) provides tools and technologies, for individual genes, pathway-focused genes and genome-wide analysis.
The mission of the FGSR is to catalyze discoveries that will positively impact patient lives and we acheive this by 1) Facilitating access to tools to investigate gene function on a genome-wide scale, 2) Providing protocols and expertise for the use of these tools, and 3) Serving as a forum for scientific exchange and nurturing collaboration in the field of functional genomics.
Visit the Functional Genomics Facility website for details about services and prices.