Genomics Core

General Information

The Genomics Core provides faculty and students with a centralized resource where multiple users have the opportunity to access automated nucleic acid sequencing and analysis instrumentation. Located within the Genomics Core is an Applied Biosystems 3730xl DNA Analyzer, whose 96-capillary array allows researchers to perform high-throughput, large-scale nucleic acid sequencing and fragment analysis. Also available within the facility is a Roche LightCycler 480 Real-Time PCR machine and a Bio-Rad CFX 96 Real-Time PCR machine.

Rate Schedule

The Genomics Core Rate Schedule applies to all trained, eligible users within the the College of Life Sciences and is current for the 2013/2014 Academic Year. Rates are adjusted each year depending on usage. Fees are used to help cover the cost of the service contracts on the instruments and to help pay for consumable materials.


The Sequencers and Real-Time PCR machines are available to trained, eligible users. Those who wish to reserve time the instruments must contact the facility manager for training and sign up for run time using Google Calendar.  For information on how to apply for and schedule instrument time using Google Calendar, please click here

Access to the Genomics Core, currently located in room 2229 of the Bioscience Research Building, is controlled with a card lock that grants access by reading the barcode of a University identification card. Anyone requiring entry into this area should contact the facility manager for access.

Users who have reserved a block of time on an instrument are responsible for reporting for their scheduled session. All users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the complete list of policies governing the use of the facility.

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Contact Information

Dr. Yan Wang
0111 Bioscience Research Building
College Park, MD
301-405-6764 (office)
301-405-8425 (lab)