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Genomics Core Facility

Genomics Core Facility

Providing next-generation sequencing and a number of traditional genomic services to the Penn State community as well as those outside the University

New Service - NanoString

 With the new nCounter Analysis system up to 800 unique transcripts can be detected and counted in a single reaction. RNA can be assayed directly without conversion to cDNA. Gene Expression, miRNA expression, Copy Number Variation and Single Cell Analysis are just some of the applications available. For a limited time, assay panels are 50% off from NanoString.

Established Services

The Genomics Core Facility at University Park provides services using several different next-generation sequencing platforms including the Illumina HiSeq 2500. Applications supported include:

  • Whole genome and transcriptome sequencing of non-model organisms
  • Amplicon sequencing for metagenomic studies
  • Differential expression analysis of mRNA and miRNA
  • Degradome sequencing
  • ChIP and RIP sequencing

In addition, the Facility continues to offer a variety of traditional services, including:
  • Sanger DNA sequencing
  • Genotyping, SNPs and VNTRs
  • Microarray analysis
  • Real-Time PCR
  • DNA synthesis

More information on the Facility's services and instrumentation

Watch a video on digital PCR technology, featuring the Facility's Director of Genetic Analysis, Deb Grove.

Deb Grove, Director of Genetic Analysis at the Genomics Core Facility, discusses digital PCR and demonstrates pathogen-related applications. Providing digital PCR in a core facility, demonstrating pathogen applications - Full article
Neurobiologist Tim Jegla and his Lab find in a living, ancient sea anemone species the same gene family and ion channel that regulate the slow wave contractions of the human heart. Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism - Full article
Sample Drop-offs

Please follow our guidelines for dropping off samples to ensure quick turn-around times for all customers.