The primary mission of the High-Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Unit is to facilitate the unraveling of genetic information across the large and diverse collection of animals, plants and microbes that are the research focus of many of our faculty.

The unit prepares libraries and generates DNA templates and sequence data using Next Generation sequencing Illumina HiSeq 4000, Illumina HiSeq 2500, MiSeq V3, and Sanger platforms. These resources are also critically important to the operations of our sister units, High Performance Computing Bioinformatics (HPCbio) and Functional Genomics.

In addition, the facility provides DNA services for investigators requiring core DNA sequencing and fragment analysis. All of the unit’s services include consultation and assistance in all aspects of a project. Researchers are encouraged to discuss their projects with facility personnel who would be glad to provide information and quotes for their projects.

High-Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Unit
Director: Alvaro Hernandez Ph. D.
340 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory,
1201 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-3480     
FAX: (217) 265-5066
Email: aghernan@illinois.edu