The Genomics Core at UIC provides resources for investigating gene functioning with an emphasis on applying DNA microarray technology to transcriptional profiling and transcriptional regulation studies, genotyping and molecular cytogenetics based studies. Services for real-time PCR based array data validation studies are also available.
GMC provides equipment, resources and bioinformatics support for all aspects of these applications, ranging from sample preparation and quality control to data analysis and results validation. These services are available for all UIC investigators as well as qualified external users.
Computer workstations supplied with analytical software packages for data acquisition and analysis, including Partek Genomics Suite (Partek), PathwayStudio (AriadneGenomics), and ScanArrayGx Microarray Analysis System (Perkin Elmer) are available for individual use.
GMC also provides assistance with the development of experimental study design and grant applications.