Core Services

A powerful suite of services and bioinformatics tools are available, serving both the activities of the Center for Personalized Diagnostics and the broader scientific community.  Center researchers have been fortunate to work with many bioinformaticists and programmers, combining their varied talents in order to write programs and design databases that support our High Throughput Cloning Core, including programs that track all of the samples in the lab (FLEXGene), automatically analyze sequencing results (ACE), and store data and track our plasmid samples (DNASU). In addition, we have developed programs to track and help design NAPPA experiments (NAPPA Tracking Database) and to do comprehensive literature searches and analysis (MedGene and BioGene).

The core services in the CPD that are supported by these state-of-the-arts informatics includes the DNASU Plasmid Repository that distributes plasmids to researchers worldwide. Our production team is expert at cloning or transferring genes in high throughput for grant-funded projects in our center that supports both our researcher and our plasmid Repository. We also offer sequencing for purified DNA and glycerol stocks or Next Generation Sequencing. Finally, our NAPPA Protein Array Core offers high throughput DNA preparation, pre-set and custom protein array production, and array screening services .

These services further establish the Center for Personalized Diagnostics as a central clearing house for advanced research into the human proteome.