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The UMGC provides genomic technologies and services to researchers and clinicians at the University of Minnesota and to academic and industry scientists throughout the U.S. and internationally. We strive to keep pace with the ever-broadening world of “omics” technologies and to expand our role at the University and the wider biotech community.

  • Events

    UMN Nanopore Day - March 21

    Join Oxford Nanopore on Thursday, March 21st, at the McNamara Alumni Center to hear from local experts who are breaking new ground in human genomics using nanopore technology.​​​ Aside from talks ranging from human genomics for rare diseases to sequencing for cancer research, this full-day agenda will include networking breaks, Q&A, product displays, and opportunities to engage with your peers and nanopore experts.

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    UMGC Research Town Hall with CFANS - Feb. 22

    The UMGC is undergoing a physical and organizational transformation aiming to make us the best possible partner for help with wet-lab genomics. The goal of this town hall is to meet with our community of CFANS users, explain ongoing changes, and most critically, get feedback from researchers about how the UMGC can best tailor our offerings.

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    10X Genomics Symposium - Jan. 16

    This content-filled, half-day event will include science and technology advisors from 10X Genomics presenting the latest single cell and spatial updates, as well as talks from Kenny Beckman, UMGC Director, and Grant Barthel, UIC Assistant Director. Samuel Peters from the Niedernhofer Lab will present on using single cell and spatial technologies to chart senescent cell biology.

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    Building tools for zebra mussel genetic biocontrol

    Zebra mussels are a damaging invasive species that are spreading throughout the lakes and rivers of Minnesota and beyond. The UMGC Innovation Lab is building on previous work sequencing the zebra mussel genome and working to develop highly specific genetic biocontrol tools for zebra mussels.

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    Announcing lower FY 2024 rates and service tiers

    Today, the UMN Genomics Center is excited to release lower FY 2024 rates for our services and to announce new options for faster turnaround time (TAT). Simply put, we are replacing one-size-fits-all “standard” rates with a range of options, referred to as “tiers”. Our overarching goal is to provide you with choice and control over the speed of your projects; you will decide for yourself how quickly your project should proceed.

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    Snyder Lab relocating on Nov 29

    During the week of Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1, we will be moving and consolidating two lab spaces into a new, centralized lab at 4Front Technology Campus in Oakdale, MN. The UMGC Snyder Hall lab on the St. Paul campus will be relocating to 4Front. Snyder Hall will remain a sample drop-off site for the St. Paul campus.