News

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    Illumina Office Hours

    Join Illumina for office hours on Monday, January 30th, from 10am – 2pm in CCRB lunchroom atrium. Schedule some time with Illumina experts to discuss how we can support your genomics project whether you are new to next-generation sequencing, or have questions on any step in the workflow from library preparation, to sequencing, or data analysis. We are available to help further your research with the power of the genome. 

    December 9, 2022

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    10X Genomics Seminar

    From large-scale sample acquisition and processing, to fragile or dying cells that are easily damaged during handling, many ambitious Single cell studies face frustrating logistical issues. Fixed RNA Profiling was developed to overcome these challenges, allowing you to preserve biology at the point of collection. In our upcoming seminar, we’re focusing on sample prep for this new assay.

    October 26, 2022

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    Singular Genomics Webinar

    Singular Genomics will present the capabilities of the new G4 sequencing instrument to the UMN research community, and the latest data on a wide variety of research applications like RNA-Seq and Single Cell RNA-Seq. The G4 is an innovative benchtop sequencing platform with novel, high-performance chemistry, and advanced engineering optimized for speed and flexibility.

    October 18, 2022

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    Spatialomics Interest Group Meeting (10/18)

    Niedernhofer Lab (iBAM) will present on how cellular senescence is implicated in the accumulation of fibrosis and progressive liver dysfunction with aging and disease. To characterize liver senescence in normal and diseased liver, they compared two spatial transcriptomics platforms, Nanostring GeoMx and 10X Genomics Visium.

    October 12, 2022

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    Engineering new tools for genomics research

    The UMGC Innovation Lab, in collaboration with the Biosensing and Biorobotics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has developed an automated microinjection robot for Drosophila embryos that has the potential to dramatically increase the scale at which microinjection can be performed.

    September 22, 2022

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    GenoFest X

    It’s back! After a three-year hiatus, the UMGC is bringing the genomics research community back together to celebrate our 10th annual GenoFest. This event provides updates on emerging trends in genomics technologies, future plans for our core facility, and application solutions for UMN researchers. Join us on Friday, October 7th, for a combination of UMGC presentations, technology presentations, lunch, a genomics resource fair, and networking opportunities.

    September 6, 2022

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    1-202 NHH lab closing on Sept 2

    The UMN Genomics Center will permanently close our 1-202 Nils Hasselmo Hall (NHH) lab on Friday, September 2nd, at 5:00 p.m., and this site will no longer be staffed for processing samples, managing sample drop-off, and hosting self-service instruments.

    August 31, 2022

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    UMGC and 10X Genomics Office Hours

    Join the UMGC and 10X Genomics for office hours on Wednesday, July 27th, from 9 am - 12 pm, in the CCRB lunchroom atrium. Whether you're new to single cell or spatial research, looking to advance your current project, or have questions about specific areas like sample prep, we invite you to in-person office hours for project consultation and to meet your UMGC and 10X support scientists. 

    July 20, 2022

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    PacBio and Phase Genomics Webinar

    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

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    Illumina Sequencing Seminar - NextSeq 2000 Applications for UMN Research

    Attend this webinar on November 9th to enter to win a NextSeq P3 200-cycle flow cell for your lab - that’s A BILLION READS of sequencing for FREE. See terms and conditions. In this webinar, learn how common and emerging high-throughput sequencing and multi-omic applications can utilize the flexible and scalable NextSeq 2000 system.

    October 22, 2021