Gene Expression Facility

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
What the facility does

Marine microbial genomics and biogeochemistry

Areas of expertise

The gene expression system allows the detection of up to 800 genes in one sample and requires very little handling of the samples besides standard nucleic acid extraction. The instrument has a dynamic range of approximately 7 orders of magnitudes and can handle preserved tissue, small sample size.

Research services

Training and access to the instrument

Sectors of application
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Ocean industries



Nanostring Ncounter

Quantitative gene expression system that can measure up to 800 genes in a 100 ng nucleic acid sample. Wide dynamic range allows the detection of rare transcripts