Facility Description

The Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core is the University of Georgia core laboratory for nucleic acid sequencing and bioinformatics.

The combined 2,189 sq. ft laboratory space includes separate pre- and post-PCR rooms 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 one dual 384-well)
  • PCR cabinets (2)
  • Sage BluePippin
  • 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
  • BioTek Synergy LX plate reader

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)