What We Do:
The mission of the Biopolymer/Genomics Core Facility is to enable and foster institutional science by providing the expertise, state-of-the-art resources, and the training necessary to promote cutting edge genomic research.
The Facility and the personnel that staff it, are committed to maintaining technologically advanced instrumentation and providing an educational environment to instruct faculty, staff, fellows, and students on the latest technologies and how they can positively impact on their research.
Our staff is available to share their extensive knowledge and expertise in order to successfully support the research being conducted within the institution.
The Biopolymer/Genomics Core Facility maintains a number of instruments that are available for investigators to use once they have been properly trained. Investigators are responsible for any consumables necessary, and user fees charged are necessary to cover maintenance costs.
These instruments include:
- Agilent Bioanalyzer model 2100
- Molecular Devices Axon Genepix 4000B
- Applied Biosystems 7900HT Fast rtPCR system
- A variety of Beckman HPLC and Capillary Electrophoresis instrumentation
Instruments are available only during normal BGCF business hours, 7am until 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
The Applied Biosystems 7900HT Fast system has a calendar sign up sheet. We will soon have an electronic (online) calendar available, check back here soon for the link to the calendar.
The Agilent Bioanalyzer, Axon scanner, HPLC, and CE instrumentation can be made available through scheduling directly with Core Facility staff. Please call ahead to schedule time, since these instruments are used frequently by core staff.
Links of Interest:
- Other UMB Resources/Core Facilities
- SOM Office of Research and Graduate Studies
- Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
- SOM General Clinical Research Center