Laboratory facilities include instruments from the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Georgia Genomics Facility. The combined lab space includes separate pre- and post-PCR laboratories (600 and 2830 sq. ft. respectively) which are located in the Riverbend North lab complex on the UGA campus in Athens.
The GGF labs include Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq sequencers, Applied Biosystems 3730xl sequencer, Roche Lightcycler 480 Thermal Cycler, Bionano Irys, five Applied Biosystems 9700 thermocyclers (three dual 96-well, and two dual 384-well), five MJ research thermocyclers, two Bio-Rad T100 thermocyclers, two epMotion pipetting systems, Covaris E220 Evolution, Agilent BioAnalyzer 2000, Fragment Analyzer Automated CE System, Beckman Coulter Z2 bead counter, Qiagen Tissuelyzer, NanoDrop 2000, two PCR cabinets, one Labconco class II biosafety cabinet, two Qubits, fluorometers, five fume hoods, refrigerators, freezers, ultra-cold freezers, centrifuges, balances, pH meter, balances, agarose and acrylamide gel rigs.
Macintosh and PC computers loaded with DNA sequence analysis softwares. Additional computational resources are available from the Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center and the Institute of Bioinformatics.
All offices are equipped with networked personal computers. Administrative and secretarial support personnel assist with purchasing, property management, record keeping, billing, etc.