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UConn Health Cell and Genome Sciences
400 Farmington Avenue

Illumina NextGen Sequencing

Located on both the Storrs and Farmington campuses, the Center for Genome Innovation (CGI) infrastructure will serve as a nexus for bioinformatics and computational support and incorporate instrumentation previously included within the Center for Applied Genetics and Technology: ABI Genetic Analyzer Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencer; BioRad CFX96 Real-Time PCR machine; Affymetrix Gene Atlas System; Affymetrix Gene Chip System; ABI SOLiD 5500XL Sequencer; and, Roche 454 GS FLX+. UConn has also acquired four new NGS instruments (two Illumina NextSeq 500 and two Illumina MiSeq sequencers). Support for these technologies will be in the form of experienced user access, hands-on assistance, training, and/or consultation through the Center.

The equipment is located at 400 Farmington Avenue, Cell and Genome Sciences Building, Room R1269.

UConn Health Users

Please read prior to using the MiSeq and NextSeq 500 equipment.

All UConn Health users must be trained before using the equipment.

Are You Signed Up to Use the Equipment?

If not, please contact Isolde Bates at or Gail D’Amico at to make a reservation on the Google Calendar.

  • Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible so others planning on using the instrumentation are aware of potential conflicts.
  • Reservations are made in 2 to 3 days blocks (depending on the specific type of sequencing run).
  • If reservation is not needed, please cancel 24 hours in advance so it can be removed from the Google Calendar.

If you would like to have read only access to the Google Calendar:

  • Provide a Google email account. Please specify which calendar you would like access to (i.e., MiSeq, NextSeq 500 or both).
  • An invitation to view the Google Calendar will be emailed to you.
  • Remember: For reservations and cancellations, contact Isolde Bates or Gail D’Amico.

Any Questions? Contact Bo Reese at or Isolde Bates at for administrative inquiries.

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