Message from the Director

The Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG) was established in November 2012 with a Rachel O'Neillmission of promoting world-class research and training in genomics and personalized medicine.

The dedicated faculty and staff of the ISG’s ecosystem are training the next generation of genome scientists through collaborative, vigorous, and innovative research programs in areas related to functional and systems genomics; computational biology and bioinformatics; human, mammalian, microbial, pharmacological, immunological, statistical, and population genomics; and educational, ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and medicine.

This Institute gives UConn another wonderful opportunity to become internationally prominent in the field of genomics, a discipline that is being recognized more and more for its importance in clinical medicine,” explains Rachel O'Neill, director of the ISG.

Upcoming Events

  1. Nov 22 CBC Data Therapy Sessions12:00pm
  2. Dec 6 CBC Data Therapy Sessions12:00pm
  3. Dec 16 CBC Workshop: RNA-Seq (non-model) Analysis9:00am
  4. Dec 17 CBC Workshop: RNA-Seq (non-model) Analysis9:00am
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News

Seed Grant ImageThe Institute for Systems Genomics is pleased to announce the recipients of our Seed Grants:

Andrew Arnold, Center for Molecular Oncology, UCHC
Leighton Core, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CLAS
Jonathan Klassen, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CLAS
Sarah Knutie, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, CLAS
Masako Nakaniski, Center for Molecular Oncology, UCHC
Mario Perez, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UCHC
Paola Vera-Licona, Center for Quantitative Medicine, UCHC

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The Clinical Genetics and Genomics Online Graduate Certificate Program
launched this fall 2019 with 15 students from New England and beyond.  The 12-credit, 4-course program is completely online within HuskyCT, a Blackboard Learning System, and is offered in two 7-week sessions per academic semester.  The connection of genomic concepts to clinical applications has drawn a student audience from diverse professional backgrounds, created a stronger bridge between the Storrs and Farmington campuses and has garnered positive feedback from the current cohort of enrollees.  Students are enrolled to gain and strengthen knowledge as a mechanism to improve practice and/or pursue a new career path in genetics, genomics, genetic counseling, nursing, public health and even financial consulting.
The ISG is expanding its program offerings  - if you are interested in working with our faculty to lead or assist with the development and offering of a graduate certificate program in an expanding area of recognized training need for a discipline within health, genetics and/or genomics - please contact our ISG director Dr. Rachel O'Neill.
If you wish to learn more about the Clinical Genetics and Genomics Graduate Certificate Program, please visit our website or email the Program Director, Maria Gyure for more information.  Applications are open and we are accepting students for fall of 2020 enrollment.

Core Facilities

CGI in ESB

Center for Genome Innovation
CGI offers a variety of training opportunities as well as NextGen sequencing and genotyping services. Services range from single run instrument access through full-service NextGen library preparation and sequencing. The CGI also offers laboratory-based workshops for NextGen sequencing, genotyping, workflows and data analysis. For training opportunities, please contact bo.reese@uconn.edu.

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Computational Biology Core
CBC, housed in the Institute for Systems Genomics, provides access to hardware, software, and technical support to UConn researchers and affiliates.  Bioinformatic support, from experimental design to analysis, is available for basic and applied biomedical, agricultural, and ecological research.  The core expertise spans epigenetics, expression analysis, metagenomics, microbial ecology, genome assembly, phylogenetics, population genetics, single-cell genomics, proteomics, and much more. We collaborate with the Center for Genome Innovation (CGI), and other campus cores, to provide full support to the research community.
For training opportunities and technical support, please contact cbcsupport@uconn.edu or find us on Slack at uconn-cbc.slack.com.

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Single Cell Genomics Laboratory
SCGL develops and offers single cell capabilities to JAX faculty and, through a Single Cell Genomics Center agreement, UConn faculty. The primary lab is located at JAX-GM in Farmington, Connecticut with a satellite lab in JAX-MG, Bar Harbor, Maine. The SCBL is directed by Paul Robson and is currently staffed with seven scientists.