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Genomics Core

Facility Location

Genomics Core,
2229 Bioscience Research Building,
College Park, MD 20742

Brief Mission

Established by the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, the Genomics Core provides faculty and students with a centralized resource where users have the opportunity to access automated nucleic acid sequencing and analysis instrumentation, as well as Real-Time PCR (qPCR) technology.

Hours of Operation

Fully trained, independent users may access the instrumentation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Director is available to assist and train users from 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Services and Technologies Offered

The Genomics Core provides researchers with the opportunity to access a 3730xl DNA sequencer (Sanger sequencing) and two Real-Time PCR machines.

Services include training on all equipment.

Services do not include sample preparation.

Equipment Available

3730xl DNA sequencer: Sanger sequencer with a 96-capillary array allows researchers to perform high-throughput, large-scale nucleic acid sequencing and fragment analysis.

Roche LightCycler 480 Real-Time PCR machine: Standard qPCR machine that can run 96 and 384 well plates.

Bio-Rad CFX96 Real-Time PCR machine: Standard qPCR machine that can run 96 well plates.


Current rate schedule.


Amy Beaven, Director
0107 Microbiology Building
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 301-405-7238

Facility URL

Genomics Core

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