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The University of Oregon has several facilities that provide support for genomics, bioinformatics, and high-throughput sequencing experiments. These include the High Throughput DNA Sequencing and Genomics facility, the ACISS supercomputer cluster and a new High Performance Computing Research Core Facility.

DNA Sequencing and Genomic Facility

The UO High Throughput DNA Sequencing and Genomics Facility supports scientific research at the University of Oregon by offering genetic and genomic technologies. In-house services include microarray-based genotyping, microarray printing, robotics for high throughput manipulation of DNA samples, and next generation Illumina-based high throughput DNA sequencing and associated bioinformatics.

The facility currently operates an Illumina HiSeq 2000, a next generation DNA sequencer with the ability to run two 8-lane flowcells at a time yielding 200 million reads from each of the 16 lanes. Sequencing of read lengths from 50 to 150 nucleotides for both single-read and paired-end sequencing are available.

We also have an Illumina NextSEQ 500, which was purchased specifically for the Bioinformatics Masters Program.

For more information visit the facilities web site at:

UO ACISS Computer Cluster

High-throughput sequencing experiments are data and compute intensive. The University of Oregon recently aquired an ACISS (Applied Computational Instrument for Scientific Synthesis) supercomputer that is available for use by UO students and faculty to assist in analyzing their data. The system has pre-installed programs that are needed for analysis of next-generation sequecing data and provides large amounts of data storage.

For more information visit the systems web site at:

Research Resources

Data and mentoring for student projects are supplied by:

META Center for Systems Biology

Institute of Neuroscience

Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Institute of Molecular Biology

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology