Single Cell Analysis Symposium

March 12, 2014 @ the University of Pennsylvania

Hold the date for this all-day symposium. Speakers include Nancy Allbritton, Helen Blau, Chi Dang, Jim Eberwine, Junhyong Kim, Christopher Murray, Garry Nolan, Arjun Raj and Sherman Weissman.

More details and registration here for this free event.


The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics


Cell Based Screening | High-Performance Computing | High-Throughput Sequencing | Educational Facility | Core Facilties

A primary mission of PGFI is to lead the development of new genomics technologies at Penn. PGFI houses three research and development facilities available for use by PGFI members. In addition, PGFI supports core facilities consisting of state-of-the-art services and technologies that cannot be readily reproduced in individual laboratories in an efficient, cost-effective manner.


PGFI Research Facilities

The facilities listed below are devoted to developing and implementing state-of-the-art genomics research that cannot be easily supported by existing cores or commercial services. The R&D facilities, equipment, expert personnel, and training are available to the members of PGFI at a subsidized rate. Although use of the PGFI Facilities is "members-only," PGFI members may sponsor non-members for use of the facilities.

PGFI anticipates developing additional specialized R&D facilities for use by PGFI members. These will be determined as the PENN community needs becomes apparent.

Penn Core Facilities

PGFI has supported Penn Core Facilities using a variety of mechanisms, including funding equipment purchases, supporting technical staff, and subsidizing PGFI members' user charges. For a list of Penn Core Facilities, click here.

PGFI Announcements

The PGFI Fall 2013 Newsletter can be viewed here.

Educational Facility Professional Development Workshops can be applied for here.



Based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) is a university-wide institute dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology. Our mission...