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

Penn Core Facilities

Core Facilities at the University of Pennsylvania provide services and technologies that cannot be readily reproduced in individual laboratories in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Each of the Core Facilities provides useful and appropriate services to Penn investigators and their collaborators at other institutions, with an emphasis on new and emerging technologies and specialty services.

Bioinformatics (Basic)

The Penn Bioinformatics Core (PBiC) provides computer resources, support and training to the University of Pennsylvania's biomedical research community. PBiC's goal is to ensure that scientists across the Penn community are able to effectively exploit existing and emerging computational technologies, especially related to genomics scale datasets.

Dr. John Tobias,
Interim Director
1313-1316 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
215-573-3111 (fax)

DNA Sequencing

The Penn DNA Sequencing Facility provides sequencing services, template preparation/processing, DHPLC wave system services, microsatellite-based genotyping/fragment sizing and high-throughput sequencing at a discounted rate for investigators at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, the Abramson Cancer Center and the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute. 

Dr. Tappan Ganguly,
B1 Richards Bldg. Basement
3700 Hamilton Walk/ 6085
215-573-7407 (facility)
215-573-9327 (fax)


The Penn Microarray Facility provides instrumentation and expertise for RNA transcript profiling.

Dr. Vivianna Maia Van Deerlin, Director
Penn Molecular Profiling Facility
277 John Morgan Building/6082
Facility laboratories
57 and 68 John Morgan Building/4283
215-746-5431 (genotyping)
215-573-6316 (microarrays)
215-573-4452 (fax)

Molecular Diagnosis and Genotyping

The Molecular Diagnosis and Genotyping Facility provides molecular biology assays to investigators. Molecular assays are critical to many aspects of basic, clinical and population research, including molecular stratification of patients entering clinical protocols, molecular epidemiological and pharmacogenetic studies, as well as longitudinal follow-up of patients in clinical investigations. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping has become central to the advancement of molecular genetics. At the Molecular Diagnosis and Genotyping Facility, we use the ABI Prism 7900HT allelic discrimination platform.

Dr. Vivianna Maia Van Deerlin, Director
Dr. Kathakali Addya
7 E. Gates and Maloney Buildings
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
215-614-1986 (fax)


The Proteomics Facility, an integral component of the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute, provides and disseminates state-of-the-art scientific and technical knowledge in proteomics.

Dr. Ian Blair, Scientific Director
854 BRB II/III/ Office
838 BRB II/III/ Facility
421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
215-573-9889 (fax)

Dr. Chao-Xing Yuan, Technical Director

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...