UMGC Pilot Sequencing Program Seminar

Join us to learn more about the program, eligibility, and types of pilot projects

Thursday, April 4th
10:00 - 11:15 AM in 105 Cargill, St. Paul Campus
2:00 - 3:15 PM in 1-125 CCRB, East Bank Campus 
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The UMGC Pilot Sequencing Program supports the use of high-throughput sequencing solutions for genomics research at the University of Minnesota. The goal of this program is to enable researchers to generate pilot data to submit in support of future grant proposals. To help UMN investigators generate preliminary data, the UMGC has partnered with Illumina to subsidize sequencing pilot projects, and also 10X Genomics to support single-cell pilot projects. In this seminar:

  • The UMGC will go over the details of the Pilot Sequencing Program and answer questions during the interactive Q&A. 
  • Illumina will discuss common NGS applications for a pilot project.
  • 10X Genomics will present on 3’ or 5’ gene expression pilot projects. 


  • Aaron Becker, UMGC NGS Instrumentation Manager
  • Logan Silber, Illumina Sequencing Specialist 
  • Egon Ranghini, Ph.D., Science and Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics

Coffee and snacks will be provided. This is an in-person seminar, but the slides will be available afterward for registered attendees. View the slides.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2024. 

Additional support:

Monday, April 15 
10X Genomics office hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (virtual)

Tuesday, April 16 
UMGC and Illumina office hours: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM in 3-103 NHH 
10X Genomics office hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (virtual)

Thursday, April 18 
UMGC and Illumina office hours: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the Cargill atrium
UMGC and Illumina office hours: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the CCRB cafe

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