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Construction starts on new DNA facility


Peterbrough, ON – Construction has begun on the new DNA Building research facility at Ontario’s Trent University.

The first module in phase one of the project will provide a new home for faculty from the biology and Trent-Fleming DNA forensics programs. Other researchers from anthropology, nursing, and the provincial government’s Ministry of Natural Resources will also occupy the facility.

A state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, the new facility is interdisciplinary in focus. The first building module is part of a longer-term plan for a regional research and technology park in the area.

The facility will include new wet and dry lab spaces, classrooms and faculty offices. Phase one consists of two blocks (A & B) with a second floor above block B. The two blocks are approximately 57,900 sq ft. Approximately 50% of the building will comprise wet and dry laboratories with a strong emphasis on shared research space.

Construction of the building is scheduled to finish next year.