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Welcome to the Molecular Genomics Core (MGC). It is our mission to provide UTMB researchers access to cutting-edge technologies in functional genomics. These technologies are inherently expensive to acquire and operate, making it cost prohibitive for individual laboratories to invest in the necessary capital equipment. The MGC objective is to provide access not only to the technologies but also our experienced staff. In addition to the core platforms, we offer a number of services aimed at data validation. A central goal of the MGC is to provide high quality data in a timely fashion and excellent customer service in a collaborative spirit.

The MGC currently provides analysis platforms for both genome (sequencing and genotyping) and transcriptome (gene expression) analysis. In addition to the ongoing application of existing technologies, the MGC is also actively engaged in the development and testing of new related technologies.

Technical support in the area of molecular biology can be accessed by contacting the Recombinant DNA Laboratory

The MGC is supported by Geneus, a custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that provides an easy-to-use secure interface for sample submission and data retrieval. Clients will access Geneus through LabLink, which allows a seamless integration of sample and data tracking with UTMB ITS Biorepository and proteomics cores.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss experimental design, send an email to: genomics.core@utmb.edu, or call 409-772-6349.

Service Costs (M&O) FY 2013_2014

April 2014

Gene Chips


Labeling for Gene Chip Analysis

$165.00/sample (ENZO labeling $235.00)

Agilent RNA or DNA Analysis

$40.00/chip (1-11 samples)

Design SYBR Array


SYBR Array Analysis


miRNA Analysis

$200.00/chip (labeling $73.91/sample)

DNA Sanger Sequencing


QRT-PCR: Analysis cost is determined by the number of RT reactions required, the number of samples assayed, choice of duplicate or triplicate assays and plate costs.

Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Reaction


SYBR Assay


Assay Design


Plate Cost


Taqman Assays probe cost

$321.00 (1-300 assays)

SNP Assays

$1.84-2.21/assay + $17.00 set up charge

Shipping Address
Molecular Genomics Core
6.160 Medical Research Building
11th & Mechanic
Galveston, TX 77555-1079

Sample Drop-Off
M-F, 8am-5 pm

(409) 772-6349