Facility Description

The Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core is the University of Georgia core laboratory for nucleic acid sequencing and bioinformatics. The combined lab space includes separate pre- and post-PCR laboratories (600 and 2830 sq. ft., respectively) located in the Riverbend North lab complex on the UGA campus in Athens.

The following sections describe the capabilities of GGBC:

A)  GGBC labs houses the following instruments:

  • Illumina MiSeq (2) and NextSeq500 (2) sequencers
  • PacBio Sequel II sequencer
  • 10x Genomics Chromium
  • Oxford Nanopore MinIon sequencer
  • ABI 3730xl sequencer
  • Roche Lightcycler 480 RT-PCR
  • MJ research thermocyclers (5)
  • Bio-Rad T100 thermocyclers (2)
  • ABI 9700 thermocyclers (3 dual 96-well, and 2 dual 384-well)
  • PCR cabinets (2)
  • epMotion@ 5070/5075 Liquid Handling Stations (2)
  • Covaris E220 Evolution
  • NanoDrop 2000
  • Qubit fluorometers (2)
  • Agilent BioAnalyzer 2100
  • Fragment Analyzer Automated CE System
  • Qiagen Tissuelyzer
  • Labconco class II biosafety cabinet
  • SageELF

B) GGBC runs the following analysis software and tools:

  • Illumina BaseSpace Bioinformatics Apps
  • SMART Analysis Software
  • Geneious Molecular Biology and NGS analysis software
  • Galaxy open-source, web-based, NGS analysis software
  • Many open-source and command-line based bioinformatics and computational biology tools and software (contact us).

C) GGBC runs and have access to the following computational resources:

  • Many Dell Linux and Macintosh Workstations
  • ThinkMate Xeon Phi Workstation
  • High Performance computer clusters (GACRC)