The Genome Sciences Core is one of several research resources and enabling technology platforms supported by the Vice President for Research (https://research.wayne.edu/cores-facilities).

The Genome Sciences Core replaces the Applied Genomics Technology Center which was initially established in 1998 as a centralized resource for genomic studies for Wayne State University researchers.

The newly restructured Genome Sciences Core offers a streamlined set of services that includes competitive pricing (see menu item on left - "Pricing") with built-in quality assurance standards.

The core has now operationalized the latest next generation sequencing platform - Illumina's NovaSeq 6000 and consolidated functional space within the ground floor at the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development (275 E. Hancock Street) at Wayne State University in Detroit.

The team is available to consult for specific aspects of project development and will provide letters of support for grant submission in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Vice President for Research Genomics Voucher Program has been created to support the research efforts of PhD students who have reached candidacy with approval of their research project and whose research would benefit from large scale genomic sequence analysis.  OVPR will provide up to six $5,000 vouchers in 2021 for students to utilize services provided by the Genomics Core to this effect.  Matching funds totaling $5,000 must be provided by the applicant's Mentor, Department Chair, or College Dean.  The entire $10,000 award must be utilized within one year of receiving the award.  All senior level PhD students are encouraged to apply (https://wayne.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1833769). Please contact Denise Figlewicz (rifs@wayne.edu) for further information.