Over $1,500,000 in new sequencing equipment coming soon!

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is helping lead the effort to expand research for insect-vector borne diseases (VBD) around the State of Texas. During the last legislative session in recognition of AgriLife Research’s leadership in VBD research the Texas legislature provided funding toward basic and applied research. As part of this effort AgriLife is acquiring a PacBio Sequel System to provide Texas A&M community with the latest long read sequencing capable as well as an updated Illumina HiSeq 4000, which represents a 40% improvement in our short read capabilities. The new equipment will place the AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service in an ideal position to provide faculty with the latest in sequencing technology, both now and in the coming years.

New additions PacBio Sequal (July), Illumina HiSeq 4000 (April), and Oxford Nanopore MinION (video)

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