Updated 9/1/2020: As part of the Medical School Research Reactivation, the Advanced Genomics Core ramped up operations on Monday, June 8th and sample acceptance resumed on June 15th. We now offer all services at a reduced capacity. To read more about AGC Ramp-up operations, please check out this page

For the latest Advanced Genomics Core updates, including new operating procedures, please visit the BRCF Research Reactivation Guidelines.

The Advanced Genomics Core

mission is to facilitate research in cutting-edge fields of genetics and genomics by implementing complex technologies. Chief among these is “next-generation” sequencing (NGS), which has revolutionized research in virtually all biological fields in the past decade. By housing NGS and companion genomic technologies in a single facility, we provide centralized expertise in advanced methods that enables all researchers to effectively exploit them for making scientific discoveries.

Library Prep + NGS Turnaround Time

Oct. 2020

4.6 Weeks

(± 1.8 weeks)

Nov. 2020

4.0 Weeks

(± 2.8 weeks)

Dec. 2020

4.3 Weeks

(± 2.7 weeks)

Jan. 2021

2.7 Weeks

(± 1.5 weeks)

Single Cell/Spatial + NGS Turnaround Time

Oct. 2020

4.9 Weeks

(± 1.5 weeks)

Nov. 2020

4.1 Weeks

(± 1.3 weeks)

Dec. 2020

5.6 Weeks

(± 0.9 weeks)

Jan. 2021

3.4 Weeks

(± 0.6 weeks)

Core Announcements

  • Happy New Year! The AGC resumed all operations January 4, 2021. Samples can be submitted to any of our drop-off locations following standard procedures.
  • Old Sanger Data: Sanger data files generated by the AGC will be available by request until December 1, 2020. Click here for details on how to request old Sanger files.
  • Remote Drop-off Update: Samples at the AGC remote drop off locations at MSRB II and NCRC dock 90 are picked up daily between 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Want 110 terabytes of free, secure, online and replicated storage? How about 60 months of computing? Even better: how about hands-free, fast-as-can-be delivery of your data from the AGC? Check out the latest news from Academic IT on the Research Computing Package. Work with your friendly neighborhood HITS folks to get your lab set up, and let us know on your next submission. We’ll push data directly to your Turbo storage area when your sequencing data is complete!
  • New to NGS? Illumina has some great pre-recorded webinars that can help you get started. Here’s a great one about planning your first sequencing project.
General Information



Our Locations:

North Campus Research Complex Building 14 (NCRC), Rm 122
Medical Science Research Building II (MSRB), Rm C562

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