University of Minnesota Genomics Center
Dr. Kenneth Beckman
Director of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center since 2009
2012 CBS Technical Innovation Award
This award is given to an employee or group of employees who have made an outstanding technical contribution or provided faculty support that exceeds position requirements.
WHO WE ARE
The University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC) provides genomics research services committed to advancing genomics in Minnesota. The UMGC maintains and acquires state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers an array of services including sequencing, expression, genotyping, nucleic acid extraction and related support. We strive to keep pace with the ever-broadening world of “omics” technologies (genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics), and to expand our role at the University and the wider biotech community.
WHAT WE DO
Provide genomics research services for UMN investigators and external companies. Although the primary goal of the UMGC is to provide a diverse portfolio of research services to UMN investigators, we also have a mandate to translate discoveries in genomics to the founding of knowledge-based companies in the State of Minnesota.
Assess and acquire emerging technologies to drive the expansion of biomedical and agricultural research. Genomics technologies evolve at a rapid pace. The efficient and well-planned evaluation and acquisition of new instrumentation is paramount in maintaining a competitive advantage for UMN researchers and external clients.
Advise clients on choosing appropriate technology for research goals.