Do-It-Yourself Genomics

Note: The UMGC will be closed from Monday, May 16 - Friday, May 20, and we will not be receiving or processing samples during this week. Self-service instruments will be unavailable during the closure. 


The Genomics Center has adopted a novel suite of self-serve instruments to give UMN researchers direct access to genomics tools. Traditionally, due to the large-size, complexity, and expense of instruments, a researcher’s ability to use a new technology has been limited to dropping off samples at the Genomics Center, and then waiting in the sample queue for processing. Now, by selecting a new breed of specialized, user-friendly instruments for purchase, researchers can access workstations within our labs for direct instrument access for ultimate flexibility with experimental design and project turnaround.