Department of Botany & Plant Sciences


Date      Previous Events

October 11, 2022

  • PacBio Office hour
    • What can you do with HiFi Sequencing?

    • Comprehensive Variant Detection

    • Isoform Diversity Characterization

    • Native Methylation Detection

April 27, 2022
  • Qiagen Office Hour
    • Celebrate World Microbiome Day

    • Find out what’s new with NGS and more.

    • Learn about Qiagen digital PCR instrument.

On going (started


March 7, 2018)

  • Nanostring Sprint on site demo
    • This instrument is designed for hybridization based gene expression studies for up to 800 targets.
    • Cassette based pre-made and custom panels
    • Unit will be in the Genomics Core for about two months
  • Mini grant program to award one pre-made panel and one custom panel. Applications are only 2 – 3 paragraphs and due March 22.
March 23, 2018
  • qPCR workshop
    • These workshops are held regularly.
    • Topics covered include:
      • Basic concepts and theory of real time qPCR
      • Operation of real time instruments
      • Experimental setup and optimization
      • Software demonstration
      • Q&A discussion
May 2018
  • Pacific Biosciences event
    • Learn about the PacBio sequence at UCR
    • Learn about a planned starter grant program
June 2018
  • Illumina sample prep workshop sponsored by New England Biolabs
    • Attendees wil bring their own DNA or RNA samples for library preparation
    • Sequencing and QC results will be included in the results


Date to be determined
  • Annual IIGB Open House
    • Come see our instrumentation
    • Learn about our services
    • Meet with our staff
    • Enjoy food and the happy hour
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