Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource - VIGR

Overview of Services

The Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource (VIGR) is an overarching umbrella encompassing four distinct shared resource facility arms:

  • DNA Analysis: The University of Vermont Cancer Center DNA Analysis Facility provides an array of fast, affordable, user-friendly DNA/RNA analysis services to the members of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, the University of Vermont research community and outside Institutions. Primary services offered for a fee include DNA Sanger sequencing, real-time quantitative PCR, DNA fragment analysis, SNP detection, nucleic acid extraction, image analysis, analytical flow cytometry, and support for absorbance, chemiluminescence, and fluorescence assays.
  • Microarray: The Microarray Facility utilizes the Affymetrix GeneChip system to support global gene expression profiling using the standard 3’ arrays, miRNA, gene and exon arrays. The facility also provides supports for DNA idenfitification, quantification, and profiling for DNA studies using the DNA mapping (SNP), Promoter, Phylochip, and custom arrays. 
  • Massively Parallel Sequencing Facilities: The University of Vermont Cancer Center/College of Medicine Massively Parallel Sequencing Facility provides genome-scale next generation DNA sequencing.  This facility employs the use of the massively paralleled sequencing (MPS) technology on the Illumina HiSeq 1500 system which is a sequencing by synthesis approach (SBS).  Next generation sequencing (also known as deep sequencing or high throughput sequencing) enables researchers to sequence as much as an entire human or mouse genome with greater than 50 fold coverage. A single run on the Illumina HiSeq 1000 can generate over 350 billion bases of DNA/RNA.
  • Bioinformatics Shared Resource: The primary source for bioinformatics support for members on campus, and offers services related to genomic sequencing, epigenetic modification, or expression. This core enables investigators to navigate large complicated data sets and summarize those data into publishable inferences.

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Operational Policies


  1. Sample Submission, Storage and Retrieval Policy
  2. Procedure for Qualifying a Grant for the UVMCC subsidy in the DNA Analysis Facility
  3. Policies for accessing Bioinformatics Services





Location and hours of operation



7:30am - 5 pm Mon-Fri.

305 HSRF 


Core Contacts:

Dr. Julie Dragon
Director / Bioinformatics 

Jessica Hoffman 
Microarray Facility
303 HSRF

Scott Tighe
Massively Parallel Sequencing Facility

Dr. Ramiro Barrantes
Statistics / Computational Biology
Given Courtyard S356

Dr. Marni Slavik
Biology / Systems Biology
303 HSRF

Dr. Adelaide Rhodes
Given Courtyard S365

Pheobe Kehoe
DNA Analysis Facility
303 HSRF


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jessica Hoffman
Microarray Facility
303 HSRF

Sample Submission and Laboratory Services

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
UVMCC DNA Analysis Facility (13)
UVMCC Microarray Facility (19)
VCC-COM Massively Parallel Sequencing Facility (16)
Bioinformatics Shared Resource (19)


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