The Molecular Biology laboratory focuses on molecular genetics and in vitro cell lines screening. Techniques of modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics are utilised along with a full range of research tools such as a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sequencer, PCR (polymerase chain reaction machine) and Cytation 3.
One of the key research areas of the Molecular Biology laboratory is to screen for potential anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compounds from plants, actinomycetes, and fungi. For this, the research team carries out bioassay-guided isolation of bioactive compounds.
The laboratory also routinely carries out DNA extraction and amplification for molecular identification of plants and microbial species based on sequencing outputs. The laboratory is also equipped for ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein extraction works.