The Advanced Genomic Technologies Cluster provides next-generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing. Next-generation sequencing services are provided using Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq sequencers. Services are available for amplicon re-sequencing, viral or microbial whole genome sequencing and 16S microbiome sequencing. Sanger DNA Sequencing can be performed on DNA templates such as PCR products and plasmids using ABI 3730xl and ABI3130xl instruments.

For general inquiries and to request service, please contact the genomics core staff.

Program Updates

Publication Exemplifies the Cross-cutting Work of Wadsworth Center’s Public Health Laboratories and Cores

Some of the work of the cores, such as media preparation, is based on techniques that go back over a hundred years, even to the beginnings of what became the Wadsworth Center. Other Wadsworth Center cores perform high-quality antigen production, sophisticated image analysis and manipulation, and sequencing and bioinformatic analysis that may be completed in hours to days rather than weeks or months, often providing comprehensive assessment of a full bacterial genome.