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Overview

Welcome to the UF ICBR NextGen DNA Sequencing core facility. The ICBR-NGS core provides researchers with quality, massively parallel, high-throughput sequencing data using the most current instrumentation, at a reasonable cost. We currently support the most popular platforms: Illumina NextSeq500 and MiSeq, HiSeq3000 and the Pacific Biosciences SEQUEL system. Together, these instruments cover a broad range of powerful applications. Our free consultation services aim to help researchers navigate through the complex matrix of experimental options represented by the available sequencing technologies. Some of these important considerations include: read length, error rate, predominant type of error, data output/run, speed, cost, etc. The ever-broadening range of applications include (but are not limited to) de novo sequencing of whole genomes, targeted sequencing, transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) sequencing, methylation analysis and metagenomics.

Our sample prep and library construction services are offered through both the NGS and the GeneExpression/Genotyping Cores. Please contact us if the service of your interest is not listed. We strive to support most common applications.

ICBR NEXTGEN DNA Sequencing Services

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Sequencing Services

Library Construction Services

General Services

NovaSeq 6000 Sequencing

  • Request services for: Sequencing formats (S4 2×150, S4 2×100, S2 2×150, S2 2×100, S2 2×50, S1 2×150, S1 2×100, S1 2×50, SP 2×250, SP 2×150, SP 2×50)

MiSeq Illumina Sequencing 

  • Request services for: Sequencing formats (2x300v3, 2x250v2, 2x150v2, 2x75v3, 1x300v2, 1x150v3, 1x50v2)

NextSeq500 Illumina Sequencing 

  • Request services for: Sequencing formats (HIGH output: 2×150, 2×75, 1×150, 1×75. MID output: 2×150, 2×75, 1×150)

PacBio SEQUEL Sequencing 

  • Sequencing formats (10-hour movies, 20-hour movies). LR v3 SMRT cells
  • Current chemistry (early 2019): v3. SMRT Link 6.0
  • Reads per SMRT cell run: 400k-600k reads
  • Illumina Standard DNA-Seq
  • Illumina PCR-free DNA-Seq
  • Illumina Whole Genome Bisulfite-converted WGBS)
  • Illumina Reduced Representation Bisulfite converted (RRBS)
  • Illumina Ultra-low input DNA-Seq
  • Illumina ATAC-seq
  • 10X Genomics linked-reads
  • 10X Genomics ATAC-Seq
  • PacBio Long-insert DNA-Seq for de novo assemblies
  • PacBio Barcoded bacterial DNA for multiplex sequencing
  • PacBio Barcoded amplicon-Seq (up to 10 Kb)
  • PacBio IsoSeq for transcriptome/isoform analysis
  • PacBio Full-length 16S metagenomics
  • Project Consultation
  • Bioanalyzer, TapeStation
  • Qubit Assays
  • Assisted use of Covaris for sample fragmentation
  • Fragment Selection (ELF-based)
  • Sample/library clean-up
  • Load only sequencing instrument runs
  • Library pooling and pool quantitation

Please note that our library construction and sequencing services do not include data processing. Visit ICBR Bioinformatics to request Data Analysis services.

NextGen DNA Sequencing News

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By Steven Madore, Ph.D. In recent years, public health emergencies caused by epidemics have led to the use of genome sequencing to identify and characterize viral pathogens. Rapid acquisition of high quality viral genomic sequences is critical for understanding viral pathogen origin, transmission and epidemiological spread. Ultimately deciphering the molecular characteristics of viruses accelerates the development of diagnostic assays and vaccine development and drug design and is important in u...
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UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
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Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck  Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything in sight. Farmers and ranchers will benefit from research by University of Florida scientists who are using artificial intelligence to gather data on feral hog reproduction and movement. As they roam grazing land, feral swine ...
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Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific
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Courtesy of the Florida Museum of Natural History  Written by Natalie van Hoose  In a genetic surprise, ancient DNA shows the closest family members of an extinct bird known as the Haitian cave-rail are not in the Americas, but Africa and the South Pacific, uncovering an unexpected link between Caribbean bird life and the Old World. Like many animals unique to the Caribbean, cave-rails became extinct soon after people settled the islands. The last of three known West Indian species of cave-rails...
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UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
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  Atopic dermatitis, or AD, is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting dogs, causing defects of the skin barrier and modifications of the normal cutaneous microflora. While multiple treatment options are available, there is a growing interest in the use of alternative natural ingredient products. In human AD reports show the potential benefits of topical applications of heat-killed beneficial bacteria, with some studies demonstrating the efficacy of rapidly killed beneficial la...
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UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants
UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants
Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always be useful. But it may become especially handy soon as the National Hurricane Center is considering moving the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season two weeks earlier, starting it May 15, instead of ...
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World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
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Courtesy of College of Medicine News March 3, 2021 — University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure of viruses led to advances in gene therapy treatments for different diseases, died Wednesday at her home near Gainesville of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 57. Agbandje-McKenna’s work with the small, infectious particles had a worldwide impact, allowing other scientists to ...
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Instruments

Staff

NameTitleTelephoneE-mailRoom
David MoragaNextGen DNA Sequencing Scientific Director(352) 273-8053moraga@ufl.edu178J CGRC
Nedka PanayotovaNextGen DNA Sequencing Senior Biological Scientist(352) 273-8050nedpan@ufl.edu178 CGRC
Lydia Von Borstel, B.S.NextGen DNA Sequencing Core Research Technician III(352) 273-8050lvonborstel@ufl.edu178 CGRC
Benjamin HoffmanNextGen DNA Sequencing Core Research Technician III(352) 273-8050semplar@ufl.edu178 CGRC
Diansy ZinckeNextGen DNA Sequencing Core Research Technician II(352) 273-8050dzincke@ufl.edu178 CGRC
Xiao Hui ZhouNextGen DNA Sequencing Core Research Technician II(352) 273-8050zxh@ufl.edu178 CGRC