Microarray Core Facility
Pavilion HA 629
The MicroArray Facility provides comprehensive state-of-the-art microarray services and resources for the analysis of gene expression, including Affymetrix GeneChip Technology, preparation of RNA samples, experimental design and bioinformatics support for genomic data reduction and analysis. Fee-based services include assessment of RNA quality and concentration with an Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer and a NanoDrop 2000 spectrophotometer, as well as RNA labeling, chip hybridization, scanning and data collection. Available instrumentation includes an Affymetrix GCS 3000 7G scanner, GeneChip Fluidics Station 450, GeneChip Hybridization Oven 640 and a Statistical and Bioinformatics Software Computer Workstation. In 2011, the facility further acquired a second-generation nCounter Analysis System from NanoString Technologies for direct measurement of copies of RNA and microRNA with high sensitivity and accuracy and can be used to genotype DNA samples for copy number variations.