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Research / Discovery

Next Generation Sequencing Core open for business

January 25, 2010

Next generation sequencing is a new technology with tremendous potential for new discovery in multiple biological science disciplines and is setting a new standard in genomic-based investigations. This technology enables massively parallel sequencing of nucleic acid fragments to address a variety of experimental questions including DNA sequencing and whole transcriptome analysis.

Advanced and emerging applications

With its ultra high-throughput and accuracy, next generation sequencers not only out perform traditional sequencing, but also enable many advanced and emerging applications. The Infectious Disease Research Center now offers sequencing on the Applied Biosystems SOLiD™ 3 Plus System.

The sequencing methodology is based on sequential ligation with dye-labeled oligonucleotides. The ultra high throughput capability and unmatched accuracy inherent in the SOLiD™ 3 Plus System, coupled with broad application flexibility, provide a unique system for advancing research.

Located in Regional Biocontanment Laboratory

The Next Generation Sequencer is located in the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at the Infectious Disease Research Center on the Colorado State University Judson M. Harper Research Campus.

For information regarding sample submission/drop-off, project design, quotations, and sequencing availability, please visit or contact:

Erin Petrilli
Research Associate II/Technician
Next Generation Sequencing
Infectious Disease Research Center
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 2025
(970) 491-6404


Richard Slayden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Genomics Proteomics Core-RMRCE
Associate Director, Center for Environmental Medicine
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
IDRC at Foothills Campus-2025
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-2025
(970) 491-2902

For more information regarding project quotations, invoices or billing, please contact:

Sherelle Reed, M.B.A.
Business Manager
Next Generation Sequencing
Infectious Disease Research Center
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 2025
(970) 491-8167

For information regarding bioinformatics support through the Next Generation Sequencing Core or The Center for Bioinformatics, please contact:

Richard Casey, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1682
(970) 491-8568 (Office)
(970) 980-5975 (Cell)

Contact: Sherelle Reed
Phone: (970) 491-8167