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Evolutionary Genomics Core Facility

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DNA modelThe Evolutionary Genomics Core Facility was created by NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in 2003. The core facility functions as a service laboratory and offers technical training sessions in genetics, as well as DNA sequencing and DNA fragment separation and detection services.

In addition, services and lab instrumentation are available to students, faculty, staff, local and visiting researchers. The facility also supports researchers conducting preliminary research to help with research grant applications.

Services

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The UH Hilo Core Genetics Facility provides services available for use by UH faculty, staff, and students, as well as other institutions and researchers in the area. It also supports visiting researchers and provide them with work space and instrumentation for a fee. The facility provides DNA sequencing and DNA Fragment Separation and Detection services. Future services will include Real-Time PCR detection services and Next Generation Sequencing (Ion Torrent PGM). Click on link for more information.

Instrumentation

AB 3500 Genetic AnalyzerThe Evolutionary Core Genomics Facility provides access to a wide variety of equipment, available to the Biology department, Marine Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, as well as federal institutions like USGS and USDA, and are available to all who are interested. The facility also functions as a support lab, containing instruments for various molecular biological uses, including PCR thermocyclers, Real-Time PCR, centrifuges, electrophoresis apparatus, Nanodrop spectrophotometer, and Revco freezers for storage. In addition, reference materials and analytical software are available to all. Click on link for more information.

Workshops

gel electrophoresisThe facility runs workshops and training sessions to introduce current molecular and biotechnological techniques to anyone in the community who are interested, including community college and high-school faculty and students statewide. Current workshops include DNA isolation, PCR Basics, DNA Microsatellite Basics, t-RFLP Basics, Real-Time PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, Molecular Cloning, and DNA Sequencing. Click on link for more information.