News & Announcements
St. Paul Campus Power Outages & Service Disruptions
UMN Facilities Management has scheduled power outages for portions of the St. Paul campus, during the period of May 20-24 and 28-31. Electricity will be out for several hours each night during these periods, in order to enable maintenance work to be performed. Unfortunately, these shutdowns will impact our next-generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing turnaround times. We will do our best to work around this maintenance, in order to sequence samples as quickly as possible, but please be aware of these dates and plan ahead for time-critical work:
Cargill outage from May 20 to 24
Our next-generation sequencing instruments (HiSeq 2000s and MiSeqs) will be shut down the afternoon of Monday, May 20, through the morning of Friday, May 24. No sequencing will take place during this time.
Snyder outage from May 28 to 31
Sanger sequencing samples will be processed each day, but the ABI 3730xl sequencer will be shut down each night. For this reason, Sanger Sequencing turnaround times will be somewhat delayed.
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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