IBEST Genomics Resources Core

Overview of Services

 

The IBEST Genomics Resources Core provides researchers from the University of Idaho access to technology, experience, and expertise in molecular biology methods. The core utilizes advanced technologies from companies such as Illumina, Fluidigm, Sage Biosciences, and Advanced Analytical.   Applications of these technologies are commonly used in biomedical research, but the interdisciplinary focus of the University of Idaho results in a wide range of fields that can benefit from the core, including agricultural studies, forest management, and animal science. The Genomics Resources core is also available to researchers that are external to the University of Idaho, which expands our collaborative base.

 

The core offers expertise in the bioinformatics needed to acquire, analyze, and visualize data generated from high throughput technologies used in genomics research. With approximately $1.8 million in specialized genomic equipment, we offer a wide variety of services and capabilities including next-generation sequencing with Illumina technologies, targeted re-sequencing, and high-throughput sample preparation of both DNA and RNA.

 

The Genomics Resources Core implements an innovative approach to Core Facility management: the Interdisciplinary Triangle of Collaboration. The key to success of the Interdisciplinary Triangle of Collaboration is its holistic approach. Communication between all key personnel (Principal Investigator, Bioinformatician, and Molecular Scientist) occurs from at all stages of the experimental process, starting with study planning, design, and data generation through data interpretation, visualization, and manuscript preparation. The Core provides the specialized technical expertise, extensive experience, and equipment as a part of a productive relationship with the researchers. This uncommon and innovative approach to core facility management allows the IBEST Genomics Resources Core to provide customized technical expertise that most single investigators would not have access to.

 

The IBEST Genomics Resources Core Specializes in:

  • Illumina sequencing 
  • Bioinformatics and statistical analysis
  • High-throughput DNA and RNA library preparation
  • Double-barcoded multiplexed samples

The GRC also participates in many of the bioinformatic analyses from the projects that come through the core. Previous and current projects have included but are not limited to the following:
  • De novo genome and transcriptome assembly
  • RNAseq differential expression analysis
  • SNP calling
  • RAD sequence analysis
  • Dual-barcoded amplicon community analysis
  • Phylogenetic mapping

 

Getting Started

 

 

  • Login with your approved credentials in the upper right hand corner

 

 

 

Open Access, Attribution, and Authorship

 

The GRC is funded in part by an NIH COBRE grant (P30GM103324) so all papers, publications and press releases resulting from the use of the Genomics Resources Core facility should abide by the Fair Access to Science and Technology and NIH Open Access policies. They should also include the following acknowledgement:

 

“Data collection and analyses performed by the IBEST Genomics Resources Core at the University of Idaho were supported in part by NIH COBRE grant P30GM103324.”

 

Additionally, if services you received from the GRC included significant intellectual contributions (including consulting, experimental design, or troubleshooting/developing laboratory or bioinformatic methods), authorship or acknowledgement for the appropriate staff member(s) is required in associated publications.

 

Data Retention, Accuracy, and Access Policies

  • Data will only be made available to clients following completion of payment information within iLab.
  • Data will be retained for one year following sequencing/analysis (or perhaps longer but with no guarantees). Please download your data/results in a timely fashion.
  • Requests for data or additional analysis which are made longer than 6 months after data was delivered will automatically incur a one hour "custom bioinformatics" fee plus additional fees if further work is required.
  • Requests for text describing analysis or methods which are made longer than 6 months after data/results have been delivered will also automatically incur a one hour "custom bioinformatics" fee except in the case that the GRC staff member responsible for the text is included as an author on the publication.
  • GRC staff have an excellent track record of consistently delivering high quality data and accurate results. However, mistakes do happen. Please review your results carefully and design appropriate controls/validation experiments. GRC staff members are happy to help design these validation experiments if needed. Please alert the GRC promptly if problems are identified with your data or analysis. In no case will the GRC or GRC staff be held liable for incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising from or in any way connected to work carried out by the GRC.

Leadership

Sam Hunter, Director
shunter@uidaho.edu
208-885-6051

 

Dan New, Laboratory Manager
dnew@uidaho.edu
208-885-7023

 

Matt Fagnan, Research Technician
mfagnan@uidaho.edu
208-885-7023

Location

   
 

Please contact the Genomics Resources Core for a specific address: 208-885-7023
Dan New / Matt Fagnan
University of Idaho
IRIC 210
Moscow, Idaho

 

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Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Dan New
Lab Manager
 
208-885-7023
 
dnew@uidaho.edu
 
IRIC 210
 
Dr. Sam Hunter
Director
 
208-885-6051
 
shunter@uidaho.edu
 
IRIC 226
 
Matt Fagnan
Research Technician
 
208-885-7023
 
mfagnan@uidaho.edu
 
IRIC 210
 

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