Advanced Genomics

Updated 6/5/2020: As part of the Medical School Research Reactivation Wave 2 Process, an Advanced Genomics Core ramp-up will begin on Monday, June 8th. Sample submission will resume Monday, June 15th. To read more about AGC Ramp-up operations, please check out this page. For the latest BRCF Cores updates, including operating procedures and hours, please visit the BRCF Research Reactivation Guidelines.

Biomedical Research Core Facilities, Advanced Genomics Core, University of Michigan

Welcome to the Advanced Genomics Core


Olivia Koues, Ph.D.
Managing Director

The University of Michigan Advanced Genomics Core (formerly the DNA Sequencing Core), part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities within the Office of Research, provides high-quality, low-cost advanced genomic analysis for research clients on a recharge basis. The Core occupies approximately 10,000 square feet of laboratory space in the North Campus Research Complex, with 22 highly trained individuals on staff to help you. We operate a wide variety of instruments that perform genotyping, gene expression analysis, nucleic acid quantification, next-generation sequencing, spatial transcriptomics and single cell analysis.

The Advanced Genomics Core is growing and changing to adapt to the latest technologies and trends on a daily basis. We are a full-service Core, and work closely with our investigators to meet their needs and make their research as successful as possible.

Contact us with any questions!

AGC Announcements

  • CLOSED JULY 3: The AGC will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open at 6:00am on Monday, July 6th.
  • Oxford Nanopore Survey: We are anticipating the arrival of our ONT GridIon in mid-late July and need your help to predict the library kits and flow cells to have shipped to us to meet your research goals. Please fill in this survey to assist us with this decision making process.
  • Remote Drop-off Update: The AGC remote drop off locations at MSRB II and NCRC dock 90 will have two courier pickups per day starting June 30, 2020.  The first at 10:00am, the second between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.  This will assist research labs working early and late shifts with timely delivery of qPCR plates, QC samples and NGS samples to the AGC.
  • Sanger Sequencing Update: Procurement Services is pleased to announce that Eurofins is now a contract supplier on the University’s M-marketsite ordering platform. Their punch-out catalog will enable you to quickly and conveniently place your Sanger Sequencing orders via M-marketsite. The new catalog is located in the Lab and Research Supplies showcase. Instructions detailing how to place orders can be found on Eurofins Procurement page.
  • 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.

Advanced Genomics by the Numbers

Grants Serviced FY18

Principal Investigators Served FY18

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