Molecular biology resource library

Welcome to the Thermo Scientific resource library. This page contains valuable links and supporting resources for standard molecular biology techniques, as well as specialty applications. It also provides easy access to a large variety of Thermo Scientific webinars, videos, articles, and more.

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Spotlight articles

Spotlight articles

Articles highlighting key advances, technical tips, and new product capabilities

Workflow solutions

Workflow solutions for molecular biology

Links to help you find the right Thermo Scientific product for your specific project


Specific molecular biology applications

Information covering techniques including qPCR, mutagenesis, sequencing, epigenetics, in vitro transcription, genotyping, labeling, and detection

Spotlight articles


Educational presentations focused on a variety of scientific techniques and solutions

Web tools

Web tools

Online tools for analyzing primers, setting up reactions, and performing biochemical conversions and calculations

Selection guides


Reverse transcription

Thermo Scientific Maxima First Strand cDNA Synthesis Kits with double-stranded DNase combine genomic DNA elimination and cDNA synthesis into a simple, one–tube workflow that can be completed in as few as 15 minutes.


In this video we will show you how to set up a PCR reaction using Thermo Scientific Phusion High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase.

How to video to demonstrate how to perform colony PCR as part of a cloning workflow using Thermo Scientific DreamTaq DNA Polymerase.

In this video, we will demonstrate how to amplify DNA directly from an unpurified sample using Thermo Scientific Direct PCR Kits. The master mix format enables robust PCR that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

PCR plastics

This video explains different formats of PCR/qPCR plates and how to choose an optimal fit for your instrument.

This video demonstrates how to properly seal a PCR/qPCR plate with an adhesive film and cap strips.

This video reviews plate features important for robotic liquid handlers in high-throughput PCR/qPCR applications.

Thermo Scientific VersiPlate and VersiCap Mats are flexible consumables for PCR and qPCR making set-up and handling simple and easy.

Nucleic acid electrophoresis

Forget the Powder! Watch this how to video about new Thermo Scientific TopVision Agarose Tablets, which eliminate the need to weight out messy powdered agarose.

When running agarose gel electrophoresis, problems can arise from the following usage areas: improper gel preparation, overloading the gel, and inappropriate electrophoresis parameters. In this video, we will take a look at them one by one.

Molecular cloning

How to video to demonstrate how to achieve fast and efficient ligation as part of a cloning workflow using the Thermo Scientific Rapid DNA Ligation Kit.

The Thermo Scientific CloneJET PCR Cloning Kit is an advanced positive selection system for high-efficiency cloning of PCR products generated with any thermostable DNA polymerase. Any other blunt or sticky-end DNA fragment can be cloned.

Restriction and modifying enzymes

Our Center of Excellence for Molecular Biology located in Vilnius, Lithuania is the world leader in the field of enzyme research and development, where over 30% of all known restriction enzymes were discovered/characterized.

Double digest your DNA in only 5-15 minutes with one buffer and load directly onto your gel with 176 Thermo Scientific FastDigest Enzymes.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.