With regard to COVID, the Genomics Core facility will remain open for business for new and ongoing projects. However, the Core is taking some steps to minimize person-to-person contact and to maintain a safe environment for users and staff.
The Genomics Core at UND is a shared resource providing state-of-the-art genomics resources to investigators at UND, institutions across the northern Midwest, as well as external commercial clients. The Core facility is a COBRE-funded operation intended to help regional researchers utilize next generation sequencing technologies in basic and translational genomic research.
The Core provides services, training and genomics resources to the scientific research community. Core staff are available to help translate the needs of individual investigators' research projects into executable tasks performable here at our University of North Dakota facility. The Genomics Core enables investigators with little experience in modern genomic techniques to design and prepare experiments utilizing these technologies.
Downstream analysis of genomic data is an enormous task. The Genomics Core has developed analysis pipelines to handle standard analysis procedures. We are also equipped with enough computational hardware to handle more advanced, novel bioinformatics approaches to data analysis. Assisting investigators with data rendering is just as important as the design of the wet biology portion of genomic analysis. We are prepared to help researchers analyze, interpret, visualize and store the massive amounts of data produced during genomic analysis.
Statement of Acknowledgement
For the labs that have used the UND Genomics Core in any way, please acknowledge us for publications. "Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54GM128729 and Award number 2P20GM104360-06A1."