Division of Molecular Genetics

Chief Molecular Geneticist: Prof David Barton

Enzyme, electrophoresis, fluorescence and autoradiographic technologies are applied to detect the changes in DNA structure and sequence that underlie specific genetic disorders.

As the human genome (the full complement of DNA) is so large and complex, each test can only examine a tiny portion of a patient’s DNA (typically one billionth), so the tests applied are entirely specific for a particular disorder.

User Manual

For full details of the services provided by the Division of Molecular Genetics, including details of testing, sample requirements and turn around times (TATs), please refer to our User Manual.

Important Notes

Contact Information

Chief ScientistDavid Barton01 409 67496749david.barton@olhsc.ie
Quality ManagerChristine Brady01 428 27052705christine.brady@olhsc.ie
Lab enquiriesduty.scientist@olhsc.ie