Services and Technologies Offered

  • DNA and RNA qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • High-throughput sequencing - up to 400M paired-end 150 bp reads per run
  • Whole genome library preparation and sequencing
  • RNA library preparation - including stranded RNA prep with rRNA depletion
  • Single-cell expression profiling


  • Illumina NextSeq 1000 – for high-throughput sequencing applications requiring up to 150 bp paired-end reads
  • 10X Genomics Chromium Controller – quickly performs single cell partitioning and barcoding using advanced microfluidics
  • Eppendorf epMotion 5075tc – an automated liquid handling workstation specifically tailored to NGS library preparation
  • Roche LightCycler 96 – mid-size, mid-throughput real-time PCR solution for highly accurate library quantification
  • Agilent TapeStation 4150 – automated electrophoresis platform for quick analysis of nucleic acids
  • Access to Covaris SureSelect S2 – High Performance Ultrasonicator for DNA shearing


For more information and service quotations, please complete this form.

Facility Information

Hours: Weekdays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except UMD-observed holidays
Location: 3229 Bioscience Research Bldg. #413, 4066 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742
(Please e-mail before visiting or attempting to drop off/pick up samples.)


Dr. Najib El-Sayed, Director
3128 Bioscience Research Building
Contact Dr. El-Sayed for sequencing consultations and experimental advice

April Hussey, MS, Manager
3229 Bioscience Research Building
Contact April for all other inquiries.