January 19, 2012

VUMC Genome Sciences Shared Resource town hall meeting Jan. 25

Faculty and staff are invited to join an upcoming town hall meeting to review progress in making DNA Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) resources available through the recently consolidated VUMC Genome Sciences Resource (GSR). 

This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 1-2:30 p.m. in PRB 206. All interested VUMC investigators are welcome to attend. 

The GSR is an expanded institutional research shared resource comprised of the formerly separate microarray, Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing (NGS) cores. 

This single shared resource/core provides access to the advanced genomics technologies required to support the full range of biomedical research conducted at Vanderbilt. In addition to multiple liquid handling, array processing and capillary sequencing platforms, the resource has two Illumina HiSeq2000 instruments to support NGS workflows. Visit the core’s website for additional details at http://gsr.vanderbilt.edu/.

The town hall meeting agenda will include an overview of GSR organization, technical capabilities and future directions presented by Chris Coldren, the new director of operations. It will also provide an opportunity for the research community to offer feedback about the current status of this important resource. 

For more information about this meeting or the GSR, please contact Susan Meyn in the VUMC Office of Research at s.meyn@vanderbilt.edu or 2-0470.