The DNA Sciences Core provides expertise to investigators for experimental design, sample preparation, protocol optimization and execution and data analysis. Major services are DNA sequencing and genomic analyses carried out via deep sequencing (“next-gen”) to suit a wide range of research projects requiring nucleic acid sequences. The core also provides gene expression and genotyping on microarray and real time PCR platforms, including digital PCR. The DNA Sciences Core works synergistically with the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility and Bioinformatics Core by sharing resources and complementary expertise in bioinformatics.
The core is applying for funding for an Illumina NextSeq 500 for 2015.
DNA Science is located in Jordan Hall, rooms 1076 (DNA sequencing sample drop off, RT-PCR, ddPCR), 1044 (Yongde Bao), 1071 (gene chip arrays).
For more information about DNA Science services, contact Yongde Bao, firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 434.924.2553
Acknowledgement of the core in publications: Users should acknowledge the services rendered by the core with a statement such as: "This work used (service and/or instrument name) in the DNA Sciences Core which is supported by the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine."
DNA Sciences Core is supported through the University of Virginia Cancer Center National Cancer Center P30 Center Grant.
A resource statement for grant applications is available.