Genomics (including Transcriptomics)

As part of its mission as a research institute, the IGBB conducts high-throughput genomics & transcriptomics research. In addition, the IGBB performs a number of services for MS State principal investigators, IGBB collaborators, and external scientists. Such research can be performed through a Proposal Partnership, a Research Agreement, or the IGBB Service Center.

The IGBB's genomics staff routinely performs...

  • RNA/DNA isolation
  • Nucleic acid quantification & quality control
  • Illumina genomic DNA & cDNA library preparation
  • Illumina sequencing
  • Sanger (capillary) sequencing
  • Pacific Biosciences sequencing
  • Oxford Nanopore sequencing
  • Real-time PCR & quantitative reverse-transcriptase PCR (qRT-PCR)
  • Molecular cloning

Sequencing platforms currently being utilized by the IGBB include Illumina (MiSeq, HiSeq2000, HiSeq4000, & NovaSeq), Pacific Biosciences (RSII & Sequel), and Oxford Nanopore (MinION & GridIONx5).

See Biocomputing & Bioinformatics for additional information on sequence analysis.

To discuss the possibility of having the IGBB conduct genomics/transcriptomics research in collaboration with you, please submit a ticket through the MyIGBB HelpDesk.  An IGBB genomics consultant will respond to your query as quickly as possible (usually within 24 hours).

A listing of IGBB Standard Services and their prices -- including information and prices for Training and Self-Service Equipment Usage -- is available in the Standard Services Catalog in MyIGBB and in PDF form via the link below.

ALSO SEE: Biocomputing (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology) | Proteomics & Metabolomics

NOTE: PIs are asked to consider whether the participation of an IGBB employee in a project merits that employee's inclusion as a co-author on a resulting manuscript(s). The decision ultimately lies with the PI. However, the IGBB encourages IGBB staff and faculty involved in Proposal Partnerships and Research Agreements to discuss/negotiate co-authorship with PIs before starting work on a project.

Fellows & Affiliates Spotlight
Rama Nannapaneni
Dr. Ramakrishna (Rama) Nannapaneni
Research Professor
Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion
IGBB Affiliate
(662) 325-7697
Sorina Popescu
Dr. Sorina Popescu
Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology
IGBB Affiliate
(662) 325-7735
Employee Spotlight

Dr. Charles A. Thrash (Adam)

Computer Specialist
Knoxville, TN

The IGBB is supported, in part, by the following units:

The IGBB is an HPC² member center.