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April 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

Ohio University Genomics Facility Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ohio University Genomics Facility celebrates 10th anniversary, with Bill Broach and Rachel Yoho. 10th anniversary is written on the chalkboard.

Ohio University Genomics Facility celebrates 10th anniversary, with Bill Broach and Rachel Yoho

Ohio University Genomics Facility Director Dr. Bill Broach and Technician Rachel Yoho recently hosted a campus-wide open house marking the facility’s 10th anniversary.

In attendance were Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College Dr. Joseph Shields; Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Robert Frank; and numerous faculty, graduate student and undergraduate student facility users who shared in the festivities.

There were tours of the facility’s state-of-the-art-research equipment for molecular biology as well as demonstrations of DNA and RNA outreach activities.

Open house activity making jewelry using letter beads to create phrases based on translation of codons to amino acids such as "nice genes."

Open house activity making jewelry using letter beads to create phrases based on translation of codons to amino acids such as “nice genes.”

The Ohio University Genomics Facility opened its doors in April 2007. Much of the equipment was purchased through a National Science Foundation Major Research Infrastructure grant awarded to Dr. Sarah Wyatt and Dr. Morgan Vis, both faculty in the Environmental and Plant Biology Department.

Through the years, the facility has brought cutting-edge technologies to campus and currently serves as a hub for high-throughput sequencing with Ion Torrent PGM and Illumina MiSeq. The facility supports the research community and contributes to the educational mission of the university.

What’s in store for the facility in the next 10 years? Broach’s answer: “Keeping up with the latest technology to serve the Ohio University community!”

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