Genomics Research Core


Upcoming Seminars

Coming soon:

A Day of Science with your Thermo Fisher Scientific Team!

Presented by: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pitt Alumni Hall, Rooms 528, 531, 5th Floor, 4227 Fifth Ave

Please see the flyer for more information.



Coming soon:

Nano String Seminar

Presented by: Nano String
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
BST South, Room S120

Topic: Moving from Genomic Discovery to Translational Research Using the nCounter® Analysis System
    Introduction to NanoString Technologies
  Presented by: Dr. Greg Gonye, NanoString Senior Field Applications Scientist

Please see the flyer for more information.

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Genomics Research Core Office Hours **Now also in Langley Hall**

BST Lobby, Near Room S100 on the second Thursday of each month

Oct 12, 2017
Nov 9, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Jan 11, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
May 10, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
Aug 9, 2018
Sep 13, 2018
Oct 11, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

Langley office hours will continue throughout 2017 on the second Monday of each month in room A219

October 9
November 13
December 11


We look forward to seeing you in 2017

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Corridor access change to the Genomics Research Core Scaife Hall drop off room ** Updated as of 9/28/2017

Please note updated directions to the Genomics Research Core drop-off room in Scaife Hall

Due to the ongoing construction on and around the 4th and 5th floor Scaife Hall lobbies, the Main Entrance to the 4th floor of Scaife Hall will remain closed for the four week period beginning Thursday, September 28 through Wednesday, October 25, 2017.


Please see the pdf for detailed clarification. The affected areas are highlighted and appropriate signage will also be placed to help direct people throughout the building.


Drop off may also be made at the Genomics Research Core, 3343 Forbes Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 303.


If you have questions or inquiries, please call 412 648-9440 or email


We apologize for the inconvenience.



Genomics Research Core

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Cell Line Authentication at Pitt Cell Culture and Cytogenetics Facility

Cell Line Authentication at Pitt

Cell line authentication is a requirement for the NIH reproducibility and rigor compliance and for many journals prior to publication.

The Cell Culture and Cytogenetics Facility (CCCF) offers cell line authentication services to the Pitt Community.

More information is available here.

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Lower Sequencing Prices starting May 1, 2016

The Genomics Research Core is pleased to announce new flat-rate
Sanger/capillary sequencing at $5.50 per reaction with the same great
service and turnaround.  Please see the flyer for details.

No additional charges are applied for primer addition, standard additives (DMSO etc.) or high GC cycling conditions.

Contact us at  or (412) 648-9440 if you have any questions.

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Online Sample Submission Begins April 4, 2016

As of April 4 2016, we request all users to submit samples using iLab, our online submission system. There will be no changes to our data delivery or billing systems. As of July 1, 2016, we will no longer be accepting paper drop off forms. See the forms page for instructions.

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HSSC@CHP website

The Health Sciences Sequencing Core at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has a new website. The HSSC@CHP provides central support for Illumina next generation sequencing for RNA, DNA, FFPE and low input applications.  Why not take a look around?

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