University of California, Riverside

Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics


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Facilities used to support graduate research include modern faculty research labs as well as state of the art shared core facilities. These facilities include the Bioinformatics Core, the Genomics Core, the Microscopy Core, and the Proteomics Core. Students also have access to the Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility, a Plant Transformation Research Center, and the Insectary and Quarentine Facility where research on invasive species and genetically-modified organisms is performed. The size and disciplinary breadth of our GGB Program faculty enables access to each of these facilities, and it is a simple matter for students to identify local expertise in virtually all facets of contemporary genetics, including statistical and computing support.

Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (ACIF)
Provides services in Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy and Optical Spectroscopy.

Bioinformatics Core
The Bioinformatics Core provides state-of-the-art resources for large-scale comparative genomics, data mining, systems modeling, and drug discovery to enable scientists from different experimental and computational areas to master the bioinformatic and cheminformatic aspects of their research independently and proficiently.

Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis
Service and consulting laboratory for microscopic characterization

Genomics Core
Offers access to DNA Sequencing (Sanger and Illumina), DNA Fragment Anaysis Services, Affymetrix Genechip Services, Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Services

Microscopy Core
Offers access to five different confocal microscopes equipped with laser capture system, SEM, and a luminescence imager.

Plant Transformation Research Center
Provides services for plant transformation, in vitro tissue culture, and access to BL-2 greenhouses and plant growth rooms.

Proteomics Core
Provides access to state-of-the-art mass spectrometers such as Q-TOF (nano-ESI) and Q-STAR (MALDI).

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