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The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics
The recent boon in high-throughput sequencing technologies has offered enormous potential to applications in genome sequencing, transcriptome profiling, epigenetics, metagenomics, discovery of non-coding RNAs and protein binding sites. A primary mission of PGFI is to lead the development of new genomics technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. In response to the ever growing demand for high-throughput sequencing at Penn, PGFI’s HTS facility was established.
In this facility, investigators have access to different types of HTS technology: Illumina’s HiSeq and Applied Biosystem’s SOLiD4 and 5500xl. With two HiSeqs, the facility can provide the latest innovation from Illumina featuring up to 3 billion paired-end reads (up to 100x100 bp reads) per flow cell, 8 lanes per flow cell and 2 flow cells per machine. With the SOLiD4, the facility can provide up to 1.4 billion reads per slide, 50 x 25 bp paired-end reads, up to 8 sectors per slide and 2 flow cells per machine. With the 5500xl, the facility can provide up to 180 Gb or more than 2.8 B reads per run. The 5500xl offers 75 bp fragment runs, 75x35 bp paired-end runs and up to 60 bp x 60 bp mate paired runs with the added bonus of pay-as-you-go sequencing. All platforms offer multiplexing capability. Currently Illumina offers 48 barcodes and Life Technologies offers 96 barcodes. The SOLiD 4 system provides greater than 99.94% accuracy due to 2-base encoding. The 5500xl offers up to 99.99% accuracy utilizing 2-base encoding and Exact Call Chemistry.
304D Carolyn Lynch Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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...