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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


3:00-4:00 PM in 1-451 Moos Tower

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Please join us for an Illumina presentation with open discussion to follow. We will review Illumina’s Epigenetic research portfolio including our Infinium Methylation EPIC Arrays and TruSeq DNA Methylation kit for WGBS and share how these technologies are impacting researchers. We are also excited to present information on our soon to be launched TruSeq Methyl Capture EPIC Library Prep Kit. This targeted enrichment panel is designed for the detection of methylation patterns in DNA samples. Lastly, we have information on a product in development—a mouse methylation array! This session is designed to be informative and solutions based and aims to accelerate your research in unlocking the power of the genome and methylome. There is no charge for this event, however, registration is required.


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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