Center for Genetic Medicine to Launch NUSeq Core Facility

As of September 1, the Genomics Core and the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Core will merge and re-launch as the NUSeq Core Facility. The new Core will strategically expand research capacity by providing Northwestern investigators a range of sequencing options and bioinformatics support.

Matthew Schipma, PhD, will serve as interim director of the NUSeq Core. We expect to announce a permanent director in the coming weeks.

The services of the Genomics Core and NGS Core will remain as is within NUSeq until further notice. Pricing updates for NUSeq will be communicated on September 1, 2015.

The NUSeq Core Facility is part of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Research Cores Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Schipma at or 312-503-5324.


The Genomics Core at the Center for Genetic Medicine is a shared resource facility that provides genomic services to investigators at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and external users. Our goal is to facilitate the utilization of the state-of-the-art technologies in genomics research by Northwestern faculty and researchers nationwide at a competitive price and in a timely fashion.

The Genomics Core Facility offers a multitude of genomic services, including a range of traditional sequencing and fragment analysis options using our ABI 3730 high-throughput sequencer, sequencing with the Ion Torrent System, analysis for gene expression, methylation and SNP studies using Affymetrix technology and the Illumina iScan system, and validation of methylation and SNP analyses using the Sequenom MassARRAY4 system.

We strive to provide all of our customers with fast, accurate results. Our Tecan Freedom EVO system, which automates the setup of up all Illumina genotyping and methylation reactions, allows the Core to increase productivity. We can also measure the concentration of any sample using our Nanodrop system.

View a complete list of the services we offer and a complete list of equipment available at the Core.

Genomics Core 24 Hour Sample Drop Off Option

Now you can drop off your DNA samples any time. Authorized Genomics Core users may drop off sequencing samples any time by using a WildCARD.

Please send an email to Felicia Kelly including the following information:

Requests may take up to 48 hours to fulfill.