The IIHG Genomics Division provides genomic or massively parallel DNA sequencing using short-read (Illumina) and long-read (Oxford Nanopore) platforms. Investigators can submit RNA/DNA samples for library preparation and sequencing, or submit their own prepared libraries for sequencing. A custom LIMS facilitates sample management throughout the workflow provides users access to information regarding sample preparation along with their sequencing results. A powerful computer cluster supports data analysis and members of the IIHG Bioinformatics Division perform a preliminary analysis (e.g., assembly, alignment, etc.) on all runs. All data are backed up and archived.  

The applications supported by the division include:

  • RNA-Seq
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Whole Exome & Custom Target Sequencing 
  • Single-Cell/Spatial Omics 
  • smRNA Discovery & Quantification
  • ChIP-Seq
  • Long-Read Sequencing: WGS, Amplicons, Epigenetics


Contact Information

116 EMRB
Phone: (319) 335-6736 
Fax: (319) 335-6737

For information about downstream bioinformatics support, contact the IIHG Bioinformatics Division (319) 335-6717.