The UMGC provides genomic technologies and services to researchers and clinicians at the University of
Minnesota and to external academic and industry scientists throughout the U.S. and internationally.

News & Events

  • News

    UMGC joins Assurance Testing Alliance

    The Assurance Testing Alliance (ATA) connects laboratories with schools, elder care settings, employers, and other communities that need regular testing. Thus far, ATA member organizations have contracted with several laboratories to enable nationwide impact, including the Broad Institute, Guardant Health, and University of Minnesota's Genomics Center.

    October 6, 2020

  • News

    SARS-CoV-2 strain sequencing service

    The UMGC has developed a PCR amplicon-based SARS-CoV-2 strain sequencing service that leverages protocols developed by the ARTIC Network, while reducing cost and increasing throughput.

    May 18, 2020

  • News

    PacBio Sequel II has arrived

    In our continuing commitment to assess and acquire emerging genomic technologies, we have advanced our long-read sequencing service by installing the PacBio Sequel II. With the Sequel II System, UMN researchers will see longer reads with greater accuracy and generate more HiFi data per SMRT Cell 8M.

    May 11, 2020

  • News

    UMGC helps to launch COVID-19 diagnostic test

    UMGC scientists applied their experience in high-throughput genomics, automation, and LIMS development to develop a scalable, sensitive RT-qPCR assay workflow that amplifies two regions of the inactivated virus.

    March 31, 2020

  • News

    RNA-Seq | $179/sample with 1-month turnaround

    The UMGC launched a new Charter Service for RNA-Seq to provide a monthly shared 150 PE NovaSeq run that departs on the 1st business day of the month. The rate includes library prep and sequencing to 20 million reads/sample, but additional sequencing depth can be purchased.

    January 29, 2020

  • Events

    Join the Spatial Interest Group

    This group provides a forum to connect UMN researchers with experts in spatial genomics and UMN core facilities, who will coordinate the efforts and workflows for this multi-disciplinary field. Researchers will share their experiences and results with nascent spatial genomics technologies with the Spatial Interest Group (SIG).

    November 11, 2019