News

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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

  • Events

    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

  • Events

    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

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    Innovation Lab tackling zebra mussels, COVID, and more

    The Innovation Lab is a research group within the UMGC that focuses on the development of novel genomics research tools. Under the leadership of Dr. Daryl Gohl, the Innovation Lab has established an externally-funded research program, obtaining independent and collaborative grants from the NIH, CDC, and other agencies.

    September 20, 2021

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    Upcoming Webinar on UMGC Updates

    The University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC) invites you to a webinar to hear Dr. Kenny Beckman, Director of the UMGC, present on new technologies and services, new rates, and organizational changes to the UMGC. We will encourage – and be happy to answer – questions from attendees.

    September 17, 2021

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    Changes in data delivery for UMGC users

    Starting in October 2021, the UMGC will be delivering data for UMN users with MSI accounts to MSI's Shared User Resource Facility Storage (SURFS). Delivered data will be located in the "data_delivery" folder in your group's folder on MSI's primary filesystem (/home/GROUP/data_delivery/umgc).

    September 16, 2021

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    Join the Spatialomics Interest Group

    This group connects UMN researchers with experts in spatial biology 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 technologies with the Spatialomics Interest Group (SIG).

    September 1, 2021