News & Announcements
Single-cell Genomics Grant Promotion
UMGC has partnered with Fluidigm and Illumina to provide introductory single-cell projects for University of Minnesota researchers new to this technology. Since the grant is partially supported by UMGC, only UMN researchers are eligible for an award. Awardees will receive one free single-cell capture chip and downstream analysis with either qPCR on the Fluidigm BioMark HD or mRNA-Seq on the Illumina MiSeq. There are 4 sequencing projects and 2 qPCR projects that will be awarded through this program.
The request for proposals begins Thursday, 02/27/2014, and will end Friday, 03/14/2014, at 11:59 PM. Researchers should complete our Grant Submission document within this time period in order to be considered for the grant. For more details and to download the submission form, please click here.
The presentations are archived and can be viewed at http://mediasite.uvs.umn.edu/Mediasite/Viewer/?peid=6d31243c5d0b45a3b5b057d714d9bf8a.
Dear UMGC Clients,
We are delighted to announce that thanks to financial support from a university-wide consortium of administrators, we have been able to lower our rates significantly.
Beginning with fiscal year 2013, funds have been provided by the following:
• Academic Health Center (AHC)
• Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
• Medical School
• College of Biological Sciences (CBS)
• College of Veterinary Medicine
• College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)
• College of Pharmacy
• Dental School
• UMN Duluth
• College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
• School of Public Health
• College of Education and Human Development.
Although rates have not decreased for all services, most have benefited, and next-generation sequencing rates have been decreased by 40%-60%. Next-generation library creation rates have dropped by 20% or more.
Over the coming year, the UMGC plans to use newly acquired subsidies to improve our services in qualitative ways as well as offering a wider array of next-generation applications, improving turnaround time, and putting in place online tools for interacting with and tracking UMGC projects.
- University of Minnesota Genomics Center Staff