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Molecular Genomics Workspace

Overview of Services

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) manages a molecular genomics laboratory with shared equipment to support genomics-based research at Texas A&M University. TIGSS offers training and experimental support for many technologies upstream of sequence generation. Equipment available for use includes the Fluidigm C1 single-cell system for extraction and isolation of nucleic acids and template preparation for sequencing or qPCR from single cells. The Fluidigm Biomark HD system for high-throughput real-time or end-point PCR in nanoliter volumes is also available for single cell analysis. Further equipment available for the generation of single cell sequencing libraries include the Eppendorf epMotion 5075 robot for library preparation, the Agilent Tape Station and BioTek Cytation 5 for library quality control, and the Illumina MiSeq or NextSeq 500 for generation of up to 400 million single end or 800 million paired end sequencing reads per run. 


David Threadgill, TIGSS Director

Andrew Hillhouse, Molecular Genomics Workspace, Associate Director

Kranti Konganti, Bioinformatics Workspace, Associate Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
after hours available upon request    

266 VMRA Texas A&M - University College Station, TX

Links and Resources

Resources available through the TIGSS shared molecular genomics laboratory can be found at:



Name Role Phone Email Location
Andrew Hillhouse
Molecular Genomics Workspace, Associate Director
284 VMRA

Price List

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Full Service - Agilent Tape Station (Nucleic Acid Analysis) (13)
Full Service - Countess (1)
Full Service - Illumina MiSeq (13)
Full Service - Illumina NextSeq 500 (7)
Full Service - NGS Library Preparation (1)
Full Service - Qubit (1)
Self Service - Agilent Tape Station (Nucleic Acid Analysis) (13)
Self Service - Countess (1)
Self Service - Qubit (1)