Genomics and Sequencing Center

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Rhode Island Genomics and Sequencing Center

Bacterial cells in the mucus of the mouse cecum
Photo shows bacterial cells in the mucus of the mouse cecum observed in a cryostat section cut from unfixed-frozen tissue. (Courtesy of Dr. Paul Cohen, CMB, URI)

The Rhode Island Genomics and Sequencing Center (RIGSC) was established to provide technical and analytical support for molecular biology and genomics research at the University of Rhode Island and all RI EPSCoR institutions. The mission of the RIGSC is to facilitate interdisciplinary genomics research and undergraduate and graduate student training opportunities by providing researchers access to cutting-edge technologies in the field of genomics.

The RIGSC offers services in robotic sample preparation, DNA library preparation, DNA sequencing (Sanger and Next Generation), fragment analysis, and quantitative PCR. We also provide imaging services using transmitted light, epifluorescence and scanning confocal microscopy as well as cryostat sectioning of frozen specimens. Investigators are encouraged to contact us to incorporate our services into your research and teaching needs.

Amplification plot from a Quantitative-PCR assay using the Stratagene Mx4000
An amplification plot from a Quantitative-PCR assay

The RIGSC is available to students, staff, and faculty at URI, as well as researchers from RI-EPSCoR institutions. Please see our Services menu for detailed information on sample preparation, submission instructions, equipment use and any fees. The Equipment menu provides a list of our equipment and specifications. Please consult our Calendar for equipment and service availability and to make a reservation (approved users only). Training is required for all users prior to operating equipment in the RIGSC. Contact the RIGSC manager for additional information or to schedule a training session on any piece of equipment.

Acknowledgement of Support and Disclaimer

The RIGSC acknowledges the support of the National Science Foundation (MRI Grant No. DBI-0215393 and EPSCoR Grant No. 0554548 & EPS-1004057), the US Department of Agriculture (Grant Nos. 2002-34438-12688, 2003-34438-13111, and 2008-34438-19246), and the University of Rhode Island.

We request our clients please use this statement when acknowledging use of the RIGSC: “This material is based upon work conducted at a Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR research facility, the Genomics and Sequencing Center, supported in part by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #EPS-1004057.”

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the RIGSC and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Imaging DNA, genes and cells for genomics research
Imaging DNA, genes and cells for genomics research
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