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The UCLA Genotyping and Sequencing Core

GenoSeq, the UCLA Genotyping and Sequencing Core, is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility equipped with the latest genomic technologies. The GenoSeq Core provides services to research groups on the UCLA campus and in the broader scientific community. The Core contributes to research throughout the world, including projects from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and a project analyzing samples from Antarctica. Approximately 4000 scientists from over 600 academic, government, and commercial labs have used the Core since 2000. The Core is part of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, whose Medical Center has been rated one of the country’s top three hospitals, and number one on the west coast, for 18 consecutive years.

The GenoSeq Core is involved in a broad range of scientific research. Medical research performed at the GenoSeq Core includes studies of human neurological disorders, such as autism, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy; cancers of breast, colon, lung, and prostate; cardiac disease; and digestive disorders. The GenoSeq Core also carries out studies of the genetics of non-human organisms including wolves in Yellowstone Park, endangered California condors, giraffes, whales, crickets, and oak. See more projects.

The GenoSeq Core is closely linked to the UCLA Bioinformatics Core in Gonda Center, which provides the computing power and sophisticated software needed to analyze and interpret the unprecedented volume of genetic data being generated with modern laboratory automation.

Grant Announcement!

UCLA GenoSeq Core & Fluidigm Single-Cell Gene Expression Grant

The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center and the GenoSeq Core have partnered to make automated single-cell isolation available on the UCLA campus. The Fluidigm C1 Single Cell AutoPrep System makes it possible to rapidly isolate and prepare individual cells for a host of single-cell genomics applications.

In order to introduce this technology to the UCLA research community, we will award support for one qPCR project, and one mRNA seq project.

All applicants will receive 15% off IFCs for their first order, regardless of whether their proposal is selected.

Single Cell Expression qPCR awardees will receive the following:

  • 4 x C1 single-cell IFCs (96)
  • Delta gene assays (48 or 96)
  • Dynamic array expression IFCs
  • Fluidigm supporting reagents

Single Cell Expression mRNA seq awardees will receive the following:

  • 4x C1 single-cell IFCs (96)
  • Dynamic array expression IFCs
  • Fluidigm supporting reagents (48 or 96)

Application requirements:

  • Abstract
  • Question
  • Experimental Design
  • Page Limit: one page (all sections combined)
  • Application Deadline: October 6, 2015


  • Applicants must be affiliated with the University of California.
  • The projects must be carried out on the UCLA GenoSeq Core C1 instrument.
  • Applicants must be new adopters of C1 single cell technology. Existing projects or existing customers are not eligible for award.

Proposals will be reviewed and selected for award by a panel of reviewers including UCLA scientists and Fluidigm Field Application Specialists. The single-page proposals will be chosen based on scientific merit, creativity, feasibility, and potential impact in their respective fields.

Additional costs (not covered by the award)


  • MiSeq v3 150 cycle kits
  • Nextera XT library kits
  • Nextera XT 384 indexing kit


  • SMARTer Ultra Low RNA kit

Send submissions to:

Uma Dandekar, GenoSeq Core Assistant Director
Phone: 310-267-2461
Fax: 310-794-5446

Award will be announced 10/12/2015

Earliest start date: 10/21/2015

For additional information about C1 protocols:

We have launched a revised pricing structure for the new year, affecting many of our sequencing and genotyping services. Contact us for details.

Announcing New Low Sequencing Prices for 2015!

We have launched a revised pricing structure for the new year, affecting many of our sequencing and genotyping services. Contact us for details.

The GenoSeq Core can be found on the third floor of the Center for the Health Sciences, CHS36-125


For maps of the UCLA campus click here. For a floor map of the third floor of CHS, and directions to the new GenoSeq Core location, click here.

Our staff, phone numbers, and email contacts will not change.
For Sequencing call 310-825-5488.
For Genotyping call 310-267-2461

New! Sample Pick-Up Service

To ease the transition to our new location for our loyal users, we will be launching a sample pick-up service. We will pick up your samples anywhere on the UCLA campus. Our daily pick-up will be between noon and 1:00PM. To arrange for pick-up, log your samples using your WebSeq account and choosing R2R or Full Service Signup. In the comments field, record the pickup room, building, and location of your samples within the lab. Print the barcode from the signup webpage, and display it with your samples. We will provide you with a sample drop box for future pick-up requests.

We look forward to continuing to serve you from our new location!

The GenoSeq Core provides services in the following areas:

Contact us for more information on using the GenoSeq Core

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