How to Obtain Services

Illumina Bead Microarrays

For information regarding hybridization or analysis of Illumina bead microarrays, please email Celia Chang or the array support email hotline, or, if urgent, call 215-898-3902. You should expect an answer the same day.

For questions about scheduling and costs for SNP Genotyping, CNV Analysis, Promoter methylation and Gene Expression Analysis, contact Celia Chang. The Facility will prepare your RNA or DNA and hybridize to the appropriate arrays according to Facility protocols. All samples submitted for analysis must be accompanied by the Sample Form (Word file). Sample RNA or DNA can also be prepared as a service, and the cost is determined by the sample type. Data analysis is performed by the Wistar Bioinformatics Group. Please contact bioinfo@wistar.org with further questions regarding pricing and analysis.

Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing

For information on sample preparation and submission for sequencing, please direct questions to the NGS specialist. We require the following two sheets: NGS Sample Submission Analysis Form (Excel file) and Bioinformatics Analysis agreement form, to be electronically filled out and emailed to the NGS specialist prior to accepting sample submissions each time. View the Sample Preparation and Sequencing Price List.

miRNA Profiling of Human and Mouse samples using ABI OpenArray Real-Time qPCR System, qPCR and primer design for microarray validation using ABI 7900 HT Fast Real-Time qPCR System

For questions about scheduling and cost, contact Celia Chang. All samples submitted for analysis must be accompanied by the Sample Form (Word file).

Data analysis is performed by the Wistar Bioinformatics Group. Please contact bioinfo@wistar.org with further questions regarding pricing and or make an appointment for consultation. For users that will carry out their own analysis, there is a small charge by Bioinformatics to process basic analysis and transfer the data. Additional detail of analysis rates are posted on the Bioinformatics website.

Capillary Sequencing and Microsatellite Analysis

Contact Ms. Tran Nguyen at DNA_SEQ@wistar.org to schedule your sequencing. Please complete the DNA Sequencing Submission Form (Excel File).  Ms. Nguyen can also be reached at 215-898-3911.

General Technical Support

If you need assistance in optimizing your assay conditions, please email Celia Chang, or, if urgent, call 215-898-3902. You should expect an answer the same day.

For large projects requiring planning and consultation, please contact the Scientific Director, Dr. Louise Showe, to schedule a meeting.