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VC Area / SIO Section Department Facility Description Instruments
SOM Center for AIDS Research CFAR Genomics and Sequencing Core

full-service core facility providing services, reagents and expertise to perform assays ranging from small-scale to large-scale analysis of gene expression, microRNA quantitation, virus detection and quantitation, and SNP characterization, using TaqMan and Droplet Digital PCR technologies. We have over 15 years of experience in experimental design, consultation, nucleic acid extraction, cDNA synthesis, primer design, qPCR, and droplet digital PCR. Next generation sequencing for a variety of applications (bacterial genome, genome resequencing, miRNA, other) is available. Core equipment includes: Applied Biosystems 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System, Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR System, two Bio-Rad QX100 Droplet Digital PCR Systems, Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer & 2200 Tape Staion, Thermo Scientific NanoDrop ND-1000 and ND-8000 spectrophotometers, Qiagen QIAcube, Life Technologies Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine and Illumina MiSeq sequencers.

Type: Facility
Recharge: Yes

Director: David Looney
Contact: David Looney

MicroRNA quantification, Virus detection and quantification, PCR machine (polymerase chain reaction), Bioanalyzer, Spectrophotometer, Genome Machine, Sequencer
SOM CCBB Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CCBC)

The CCBB provides investigators with core bioinformatics expertise to manage and analyze large molecular datasets, especially from next generation sequencing. Our aim is to assist investigators to understand how to make good use of computational tools and analysis methods currently available for solving hypothesis-driven problems in molecular biology. We place special emphasis in the areas of genomics, systems biology and personalized medicine. We also provide expertise in statistical analysis and training where applicable.

Type: Facility
Recharge: Yes

Contact: Jennifer Beaudette

NOAA SWFSC Ocean Technology Development Tank

This test tank resides in the new SWFSC laboratory in La Jolla. It is a world-class (120 m wide by 20m long by 10m) deep thermohaline-controlled test tank facility which can also accommodate live animals.It can be used to test sensor performance, deployment platforms, acoustical/optical techologies for non-lethal fishery programs. It is a controlled environment to develop, test, and calibrate technologies before deploying them during surveys or at remote locations at sea.

Type: Facility
Recharge: Yes

Director: Roger Hewitt
Contact: Roger Hewitt
Website: Ocean Technology Development Tank

Test tank (deep)