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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

"nCounter® Vantage 3D™ Grant Program!"

Appliation Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Grant Recipient Notification: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Four winners will be awarded reagents to profile 36 samples using their desired nCounter Vantage Assays. The nCounter Vantage 3D Assays enable simultaneous detection of DNA, RNA, and protein changes in a single assay, using less precious material and gathering more informative data. Submit your nCounter Vantage 3D application.


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.

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