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NovaSeq 6000 Expands Genomics Core Capabilities

The UT Genomics Core (UTGC), along with the Center for Biotechnology (CEB) and the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) are excited to announce a substantial expansion of high-throughput sequencing capacity for campus and the region. A new Illumina NovaSeq 6000 system is now available for your sequencing projects.  Paired with the existing Illumina MiSeq benchtop sequencer, the NovaSeq expands the sequencing capacity on campus to include large (meta)genome and RNA-Seq projects.  The UTGC provides support for a variety of sequencing projects, and users can contact UTGC staff for assistance with project design and library preparation.

Contact Veronica Brown at for more information.

Illumina will be hosting a seminar from 11-12 on Wednesday, April 6 in room 262A in the Student Union to talk about the capabilities of the NovaSeq. This event will also be available online and both virtual and in-person attendees should register in advance.

Join us afterwards at 1:30 pm for an open house to see the new NovaSeq instrument and tour the UTGC high-throughput lab in the new location in the Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF) building, room 407.

This instrument was purchased through an NSF-MRI grant with support from CEB, the University of Tennessee Institute for Agriculture, the Genome Science and Technology graduate program, the College of Arts and Sciences, ORIED, and the departments of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

To attend this event, either in person or online, please register here.