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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. The MGC objective is not only to provide access to technologies but also our experienced staff. A central goal of the MGC is to provide high quality data in a timely fashion and excellent customer service in a collaborative spirit.

Technical support in the area of molecular biology can be accessed by contacting the Recombinant DNA Laboratory. Next generatiuon seqiencing (RNA-Seq, ChlP-Seq) can be accessed through the Next Generation Sequencing core.

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.

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

Agilent RNA or DNA Analysis

$40.00/chip (1-11 samples)

Design SYBR Array


SYBR Array Analysis


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) 747-8608