October 6, 2015

How do I start a study?

Starting your Journey

The first step to begin a new sequencing project or research collaboration is to email us at txgen@ag.tamu.edu with the information listed below.

We work with groups around the world and are happy to accept projects from those outside Texas A&M. We are also happy to sequence libraries made in your lab.

We will work with you to design your study and help you address some of these the questions, that will be needed to generate a scope-or-work, project number and quote.

Principal Investigator

  1. Name:
  2. Institution:
  3. Department:
  4. Mailing address:
  5. Email:
  6. Phone number:
  7. Website if you have one:

Lab Contact

  1. Name:
  2. Email:
  3. Phone number:

Project Information

  1. Species (genome size)
  2. Sample type (DNA, RNA, Library)
  3. Number of samples/libraries
  4. Library prep needed (Yes/No)
  5. Read length (most common 2X150, 2X250)
  6. Amount of data per sample desired (reads or coverage)
  7. How important is fast turnaround time?
  8. Additional information

We offer Illumina sequencing, and have a range of systems from the iSeq, MiSeq, NovaSeq 6000, to the flagship NovaSeq X+ system. For library prep we offer the PerkinElmer NextFlex DNA and RNA kits which use up to 1536 UDI barcodes.

The two most common questions we are asked are “How much will it cost” and “What is your turn around time”. The answer to both is it depends. To get best price to address the experimental question the best thing to do is contact us (TxGen@ag.tamu.edu) and let us work with you to meet your needs.

For samples submission requirements and pricing see our F.A.Q. page.