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New GGBC Customer Portal, “FBS Portal”

Dear GGBC users,

On Saturday, December 2nd, we will be replacing the current ordering and billing system (GeneSifter) with a new customer portal “FBS Portal” for Ordering, Scheduling, Invoice Management, and Utilization Reporting.


Please be advised of the following changes:

  • FBS Portal: All ordering buttons on the GGBC website will point to the FBS Portal as of Saturday, December 2nd.


  • UGA members: You will be able to logon to the FBS Portal using your MyID. All your lab and account information are in the Portal.


  • Non-UGA members: All personal and affiliation information have been imported to the FBS Portal, and we will send email invitations from asking you to set up your login credentials (username and password).


  • Submitted Orders: Although the Genesifter system will not accept any new orders as of December 2nd, we will continue to use it to complete the submitted orders.


  • GeneSifter Archive: You will have access to “GeneSifter Archive” for few months in case you need to download or archive your previous orders and invoices. There will be a new button pointing to “GeneSifter Archive” on the GGBC website.


There is a current opening for a “Laboratory Manager I” position at GGBC. Click here for more information.

Current Position Opening at GGBC

The Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core, the University of Georgia’s core laboratory for nucleic acid sequencing and bioinformatics, invites applications for a Laboratory Manager I.  The primary duties will be associated with DNA sequencing services (Capillary, Illumina, and PacBio Sequel in struments) as well as general lab duties. The Laboratory Manager I will perform experiments, interpret results, adjust procedures if needed, assist with the technical design of projects, and may supervise students and staff.

The official website announcement can be found at:

Search for Posting Number 20172173.

Important changes to the Sanger-based services

Starting November 15, 2017, we will reduce and streamline our Sanger-based services. Our staff are at capacity with NGS sequencing services.

We will no longer accept orders requesting the following services:

  1. Single Tubes
  2. Ready to run sequencing tubes

Note: Other service providers are available on campus. They will be happy to assist you.

We will continue to accept the orders requesting the following services:

  1. Full sequence plates.
    1. Must be submitted with the primers already added to reactions.
  1. Ready to run plates (Sequencing and Genotyping)

For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Walt Lorenz at Thank you in advance for understanding.

Announcing Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

We are pleased to launch the Georgia Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GGBC). This new University of Georgia research core includes the Georgia Genomics Facility (GGF) and bioinformatics services under one umbrella to better support the UGA research enterprise and the science community through research support, service, education, and training.

GGBC offers a range of high throughput sequencing technologies and bioinformatics analysis services.

Remembering Jeff Wagner: Feb. 8, 1968 – Oct. 3, 2018

Jeffrey Raleigh Wagner, 50, of Watkinsville, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Born in Athens, he was the son of Evalena Hale Wagner and the late Floyd Wagner. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Floyd Wagner III. Survivors in addition to his mother include his sister, Ivy Bennett; three nieces; two great-nieces; uncle, David Wagner; aunt, Joan Rowley; cousins, Chip, Russ and Rick Mattocks, and girlfriend, Dawn Hodges. Jeff was loved by many dear friends and a host of extended family.

Jeff was a 1986 graduate of Clarke Central High School. He earned his BS in Biology in 1992 and his MS in Biology in 1994, both from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Jeff had a lifelong love for the University of Georgia and had a long-standing career at UGA spanning 22 years. He was currently serving as the Lab Manager at the Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics  Core at the University. His blood ran Red and Black.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Lord and Stephens, West.

Please consider donating to the charity of your choice in Jeff’s memory, or you may also help offset funeral costs by visiting . Lord and Stephens, West was responsible for arrangements.

Photo collage of Jeff Wagner


Photo of Jeff WagnerPhoto Jeff Wagner on beach





The price for Small RNA library preparation has been reduced, and this service is now more affordable! Click here to see prices..

Click to see Table 1. Illumina library preparation costs..


Table 1. Illumina library preparation costs

Illumina Compatible
Library Type
Number of Libraries that can be multiplexed together based on kit UGA Fee UGA Fee Non-UGA Fee Non-UGA Fee Commercial Fee Commercial Fee
(Price per library for up to 12) (Price for each additional library) (Price per library for up to 12) (Price for each additional library) (Price per library for up to 12) (Price for each additional library)
NGS Stranded or Unstranded RNA
(see Table 2)
24LT or 144HT $132 $112 $156 $132 $198 $168
NGS Ribo-Depleted Stranded or Unstranded RNA Library (bacteria) 24LT or 144HT $264 $228 $312 $269 $396 $342
NGS Small RNA 48 $115 $92 $136 $109 $173 $138
(see Table 2)
24LT or 144HT $102 $73 $120 $86 $153 $110
(see Table 2)
96 $102 $73 $120 $86 $153 $110
Nextera XT
(see Table 2)
96 $102 $73 $120 $86 $153 $110