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The University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC) provides genomics research services committed to advancing genomics in Minnesota. The UMGC maintains and acquires state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers an array of services including sequencing, expression, genotyping, nucleic acid extraction and related support. We strive to keep pace with the ever-broadening world of “omics” technologies (genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics), and to expand our role at the University and the wider biotech community.

What we do

  • Provide genomics research services for UMN investigators and external companies. Although the primary goal of the UMGC is to provide a diverse portfolio of research services to UMN investigators, we also have a mandate to translate discoveries in genomics to the founding of knowledge-based companies in the State of Minnesota.
  • Assess and acquire emerging technologies to drive the expansion of biomedical and agricultural research. Genomics technologies evolve at a rapid pace. The efficient and well-planned evaluation and acquisition of new instrumentation is paramount in maintaining a competitive advantage for UMN researchers and external clients.
  • Advise clients on choosing appropriate technology for research goals.

News and Annoucements

UMGC Newsletter Winter 2016 - includes a link to our internal price list as well as new services, new instruments, pilot grants, and an upcoming webinar.

Below are the links for our 2016 Pilot Project Grant Programs (deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016).

UMGC 2016 Fluidigm Pilot Project Grant Program - Six awards are available. You can apply for all chips, but preference will be one award per investigator. Includes free labor and instrument time.

UMGC 2016 Illumina Pilot Project Grant Program - Twelve half-lanes on the HiSeq 2500 (you may apply for up to two half-lanes). Includes free labor and instrument time. The PI is responsible for library creation costs.

UMGC 2016 SGI-DNA Pilot Project Grant Program - Two pilot grants will be awarded. Includes free labor and instrument time.


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