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

    Temporary Closure May 16 - 20

    The UMGC will pause services at all of our locations (CCRB, NHH, Snyder, and 4Front) from Monday, May 16th to Friday, May 20th. UMGC staff will be tasked with re-organization and maintenance that were delayed during the pandemic, hence we will not be receiving or processing samples during this week

    April 28, 2022

  • News

    Important Message about Sanger Sequencing

    For close to two decades, the UMGC has provided on-campus Sanger sequencing services to the UMN research community. Though Sanger sequencing continues to have an essential place in life science research, we have decided that we will cease providing an on-campus service on or around July 1, 2022, as Sanger sequencing is now best served by outsourcing to a commercial provider. 

    April 21, 2022

  • News

    Message from the Director

    The UMGC is planning a “Spring Cleaning” week from May 16-20, during which the entire UMGC will be re-tasked with re-organization and maintenance. During this week, we will not be processing samples, except for time-sensitive clinical (CLIA) sequencing.

    March 24, 2022

  • News

    Twin Cities are getting extra tool to track COVID

    The UMGC continues to partner with the Met Council to monitor COVID-19 by testing wastewater in the Twin Cities. Recent data shows the highest viral concentrations observed during the pandemic with omicron representing over 70% of the strains by Dec. 30.

    January 14, 2022

  • Events

    Webinar: UMGC, PacBio, and Phase Genomics

    Attend this webinar on November 16th to learn about HiFi sequencing updates, how to utilize HiFi sequencing for high resolution metagenomics, and how to build chromosome-scale references and recover complete metagenomes with a combination of long-reads and Hi-C.

    November 1, 2021