Research technology news
RNAcentral, the first unified resource for all types of non-coding RNA data, has been launched today by the RNAcentral Consortium. It aggregates information from a federation of expert databases, and provides tools for easy browsing.
TGAC, a BBSRC strategically-funded institute, has expanded their sequencing capabilities by adding two Illumina HiSeq 2500 machines to its cutting-edge platform suite. The new laboratory equipment will provide the National Capability Institute with the most up-to-date level of Next Generation Sequencing for genome analysis projects.
The UK’s structural biology community will have access to the most advanced crystallography technology in the world thanks to a £5.64M investment from UK research funders. BBSRC, MRC and the Wellcome Trust will contribute the funds towards the European X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) project, under construction in Hamburg, Germany.