Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility

The Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility (CUGBF) helps investigators use the latest genomics technologies in their research.

Our Services

In addition to offering a full-service genomics lab and bioinformatics team, we pride ourselves in offering training to students, post-docs and faculty to work alongside our staff members to learn genomic and bioinformatic techniques. Outside of the lab, we offer training and informational workshops to Clemson’s diverse scientific community.

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Genomics Services

The suite of short-read Illumina sequencers available at Clemson University allows us to leverage the applications of Illumina’s MiSeq, NextSeq 550 and NovaSeq 6000 to suit your sequencing needs. Our relationship with external genomic facilities enables us to facilitate long-read sequencing using PacBio technology. more »
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Bioinformatics Services

We provide training and service opportunities across a variety of bioinformatics techniques including, but not limited to de novo assemblies, resequencing, differential gene expression analyses, variant discovery, and annotation of genomic and transcriptomic datasets. Custom services available on a case-by-case basis. more »

Mission

The mission of the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics facility is to support faculty, students and staff research programs in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics, from conception of projects to publication. The facility operates in a secure, centralized, and easily accessible format that supports collaborative data intensive research. Our mission aligns with the College of Science’s strategic plan, SciForward, which holds genomics as one of its discovery pillars.

History

The College of Science created the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics facility (CUGBF) at the start of summer 2018 to smooth the void left when the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences divested in Clemson University Genomics Institute (CUGI). This started with our goal to support the research and education of Clemson researchers and students in wet lab genomics and bioinformatics. CUGBF will advance the College of Science’s genomics-focused discovery and learning missions. Some founding staff members of CUGBF include Dr. Christopher Parkinson- the interim director, Ms. Jaime Randise- molecular biologist, and Dr. Rooksana Noorai- bioinformatician. These individuals are building a strong foundation on which CUGBF can grow and benefit Clemson University.

Latest News & Events

Blue Pippin Prep

The Blue Pippin is utilized for DNA size selection (up to 50kb) for NGS. Desired target sizes or ranges of sizes are entered in software and fractions are collected in buffer. Up to 5 samples/gel cassette may be run, with no possibility of cross contamination....

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Bio Rad QX200

The ddPCR system provides absolute quantification of target DNA or RNA molecules for EvaGreen or probe-based digital PCR applications. Applications and examples of the QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System include copy number variation analysis (cancer biomarker studies),...

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Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer

The 2100 Bioanalyzer system features automated electrophoresis for nucleic acid quality control. Applications include DNA size and quantity, RNA quality check with RIN and protein analysis. The 2100 Bioanalyzer is utilized for DNA library QC in NGS workflows. Agilent...

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