Microarray and Genomic Analysis Core Facility


The Microarray and Genomic Analysis Core Facility uses a web-based ordering system named GNomEx (Genomic Experiment Data Repository and Core LIMS), a software solution that documents information about microarray and signature sequencing experimental parameters. GNomEx serves as both a data repository and as a laboratory information management system that records information relevant to all steps of the experimental process. Functionality of this software includes management of client and lab group information, ability for researchers to electronically submit and annotate experimental requests, workflow tracking of experimental processes, organization and distribution of experiment results and associated analysis, and electronic invoicing and billing capabilities.
For university faculty, staff, and students, use the Univ of Utah user id (uNID) and password to login to GNomEx.
Core Facility Services and Pricing
Sign up for a GNomEx login account
Submit Work Authorization (Univ of Utah)
Work Authorization form (external customers)
Contact Us
GNomEx System Requirements
Signing in
Submitting an Illumina HiSeq Experiment Request
Checking the Status of your Order
Downloading Results and Data Files

Core Facility Services and Pricing

The Microarray and Genomic Analysis Core Facility provides access to the Affymetrix and Agilent Technologies microarray platforms and an Illumina Genome Analyzer, which enables massively parallel DNA sequencing. Together these technologies offer investigators a diverse set of tools to measure, gene, exon, or small RNA expression, SNP/CNV and DNA copy number profiling, location analysis of DNA binding proteins, DNA methylation status, and the sequencing of genomic DNA or resequencing of targeted regions of DNA. The resource is operated as a full service facility that provides experimental handling of all aspects of the Agilent and Affymetrix microarray and of the Illumina sequencing processes. These services include evaluation of nucleic acid sample quality, labeling of samples with modified nucleotides (ch dyes or biotin), microarray hybridization, microarray scanning, feature extraction and annotation of scanned images, Illumina sequencing library preparation, Illumina cluster generation and sequencing of prepared libraries on an Illumina Genome Analyzer. The Bioinformatics Core Facility provides support for additional analysis of data generated by the facility.

Affymetrix Microarray

Affymetrix Gene Expression Microarrays
Affymetrix 250K SNP Microarrays
Affymetrix 5.0/6.0 SNP Microarrays

Agilent Microarray

Agilent Gene Expression Microarrays
Agilent miRNA Microarrays
Agilent CGH Microarrays
Agilent chIP-on-chip Microarrays
Agilent HybMap Microarrays

Illumina Sequencing

Illumina Genomic DNA Sequencing
Illumina ChIP-Seq
Illumina mRNA Sequencing
Illumina Directional mRNA Sequencing
Illumina Small RNA Sequencing
Exome Capture/Target Enrichment and Illumina Sequencing
Custom Library Preparation and Sequencing Recommendations

Sample Quality

Bioanalyzer RNA 6000 Nano Chip
Bioanalyzer RNA 6000 Pico Chip
Bioanalyzer DNA 100 Chip
Bioanalyzer DNA High Sensitivity Chip
Qubit PicoGreen Assay
gDNA gel



Contact Us

Microarray and Genomic Analysis Core Facility
Brian Dalley, Ph.D. , director
Huntsman Cancer Institute Room 3350
2000 Circle of Hope
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-585-7192 (office)
801-581-6346 (lab)
brian.dalley@hci.utah.edu

To report software problems, please email bioinformaticscore@utah.edu