The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) is part of the Department
of Molecular Medicine (MOMA) at Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
in Denmark, which was established in December 2008 and inaugurated in March 2009.
MDL was established in 1996 at the Department
of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby.
The laboratory has two main activities:
a molecular diagnostic service for patients
and their physicians
molecular research at a high international
We are a young team and work in stimulating and well-equipped surroundings.
The staff at MDL has increased from four to more than fifty members since
1996. Fundings are received from the European Union, The Danish Cancer
Society, The John and Birthe Meyer Foundation, The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, The Lundbeck Foundation, The Karen Elise Jensen
Foundation, The Danish Research Council and others.
The research groups at MDL are devoted to colon
cancer, prostate cancer, functional
genomics and next-generation sequencing.
MDL has over the time expanded its technological facilities
currently housing a wide range of modern equipment featuring research in DNA, RNA, miRNA, proteins, tissue samples and cell lines. Technologies include Affymetrix microarrays, Illumina NGS, ABI sequencing and Real-Time PCR, robot-assisted purification and sample processing, laser microdissection, fluorescense microscopy, immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridisation, cell culture and more.
Globally, we collaborate greatly and exchange scientists
with leading laboratories. MDL also collaborates with major pharmaceutical
companies in research projects approved by Aarhus University and Aarhus
Altogether MDL is a dynamic laboratory, that is competitive at a very
high international level.